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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor


The Architect


Where’s my Preacher?

When we got home from work and volleyball and football practice there was something a bit too calm about Coal Creek Farm.

Where’s Preacher?

Preacher isn’t home tonight.
He’s never run away.
He’s always here to greet us.

Where’s my Preacher puppy?

I sure hope he comes home tomorrow. Life won’t be the same without him. He helps me feed all the animals and hang the laundry and water the garden and pick pears and check on the pigs and chase the kids. Ramone and Virginia love Preacher they have a little bucket of water on their porch for him to get a drink out of when he comes over to visit. He gathers the cows for Ramone and plays with the calves and irritates the momma cows.

He lays on the porch furniture even though I tell him to get down. He knows I’ll leave the porch eventually, so he can get back up on his cushions. Those cushions are filthy because of him. I’ll take the filthy cushions if he will just come home.
My 6yo cried himself to sleep because he just needs his Preacher to come back home. And I hope I wasn’t lying when I said I’m sure he’ll be back tomorrow.

Who’s going to bark at the moon tonight?

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