The Back 40

Welcome to the Undertaker Cafe: May We Take Your Order?

August 9, 2012
Baad Ideas

We have ‘natural undertakers’ here in Cow Country: a voluntary clean-up crew that appears miraculously, with no phone call required, …Read the Rest

Manure for Thought

July 28, 2012
Baad Moments

Out here in Cow Country there are: melodious moos, crazy clucking, lots of baa humbug from the sheep contingent, and …Read the Rest

‘Friend Me’

June 16, 2012
Baad Moments

There’s a reason why I wear earplugs to bed in a rural environment (my house sits smack in the middle …Read the Rest

Spicing the Pot(Luck)

June 15, 2012
Baad Ideas

Our hamlet of Bloomfield has held fundraising potlucks for years to support our Community Club’s efforts to maintain the Community …Read the Rest

The Super Raccoon Club

June 3, 2012
Baad Ideas

Most small towns have a social club. Here in our neck of the woods it’s the Ladies of Bloomfield. Which …Read the Rest

Worm Talk

May 31, 2012
Baad Ideas

According to my mother, there are two types of worms: (1) men (sometimes – subject to an astute woman’s definition) …Read the Rest

Tabula Rasa

May 30, 2012
The Back 40

‘Tabula rasa’ means ‘blank slate’. It’s commonly used to describe what the Europeans thought they found when they came to …Read the Rest

City Boys and Country Toys

May 23, 2012
Baad Moments

Bill is an Avid Gardener; so when we moved from a postage-sized San Francisco yard to 2.5 acres in the …Read the Rest

Raccoons for Sale

May 22, 2012
Baad Moments

Conversation over morning coffee….: Peanut Gallery: GREAT … the compost needs to be buried and my back’s not in any …Read the Rest

Incessant Cooing

May 8, 2012
Baad Planning

You can always tell city slickers who move to the country: used to urban combat, they consider every part of …Read the Rest