Monthly Archives: November 2016

Time Flies

There is only one more month in this year and for many this is good. It does not seem to have been a good year for many. I have had worse years but this was farm from the best. I … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Taking a Break

The Thanksgiving holiday disrupts my schedule but it’s only once a year and I enjoy taking a day to just cook,I find it relaxing. I only buy food or litter from the Petsmart on Black Friday so that doesn’t eat … Continue reading

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Minor Snow xiǎo xuě 小雪 Nov 22nd

On November 22nd we passed into the perioud of Minor Snow (xiǎo xuě 小雪). I do not know if we will get even minor snow this year. Just a couple of weeks ago when I drove out to the farm for … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Thanksgiving Is a Practice

This year the farm I got my organic chicken from for Thanksgiving did not have any chickens at all. Something went wrong in the spring. Farmer Frank’s son told me the place that processes their meat will not do any … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Shorter Days, Longer Nights

Cat’s don’t hibernate, nor do people, but the shorter days and longer nights affect us. No longer am I out the door on Saturday mornings to get to the farmer’s market before Frank runs out of eggs. Everything for tending … Continue reading

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Winter Commences lì dōng 立冬 Nov 7th

November 7th we passed into the period called Winter Commences. It will run until November 22nd. This is true in northern China, but winter comes later in the south and thankfully here as well. The pentads are ‘Water begins to freeze’ 水始冰, … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Outdoor Leaves for Indoor Cats

Finally the leaves are starting to collect on the lawn and in the gutters. I have just about finished with the yard and garden. We have been having warmer than usual days for which we are thankful as the cats … Continue reading

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