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The Small Town Life
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Fragments From Floyd
Keepin' It Rural
Moving to a Small Rural Town from LA
Yet Another Small Town
About a City Girl Gone Small Town
The Place I Call Home

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Wildlife Seasons

Well, it seems to be salamander season north of north country.  When we first arrived a little over a month ago, there were frogs everywhere.  The entire yard seemed loaded with the little hoppers.  I watched them plop across the yard and then bury themselves in the dirt.  Now where I come from, the Pacific Northwest, frogs hang out around ponds, lakes and other bodies of water and I never saw one dig into the dirt!  I guess I need to watch a bit more of the Discovery channel, because these…


Posted by Belinda on September 25, 2011 at 7:10am

Really Small Towns

Now there are small towns and then there are even smaller towns.  We just moved into a town of around forty people.  It's a bit like living in the country with a few of your friends.  'Farm fresh eggs' is not just a branding line in our town.  It is the real thing from the farmer down the road.  Birds, butterflies, and frogs are the most frequent visitors to my yard.  We have been here two weeks and haven't heard a single siren.  Ah, the sweet sounds of the prairie quiet and country life.

Posted by Belinda on August 20, 2011 at 6:56am

Home on the Range

Well, we are still moving around, although I think we have finally reached our homeland. The prairie. Sunflowers. Big sky. Lots of sun. NO bears. You just have to be wary of the buffalo heards if you are going to camp in the wilds of Theodore Roosevelt Park. Beautiful place but don't look for me if you do go camping though, due to my aversion to wild animals...of any kind. Even the friendly black squirrels in the Canadian parks put me off a bit. Like,… Continue

Posted by Belinda on August 20, 2010 at 6:54pm

Bear Watch

Well, we moved across the valley to a small town-estimated size 4600 residents--not including the bears. I can't believe I'm living in a place where bears frequent the backyards. Neighbors say things like, "Oh yes, the bears can be a nuisance if you don't keep your garbage cans tied down." I translate that to mean, "Sure, you can be mauled in your backyard, but we are rugged Montanans and it's the wild heritage that we love." My neighbors have informed… Continue

Posted by Belinda on July 5, 2008 at 8:30am

Time and Stories to Share

I don’t embrace life—I struggle with it. I find it precarious and I’m sure the fault lies with my third grade teacher, who read us John Steinbeck novels at nap time and graphically explained there were no absolutes anywhere in the universe. Grandma Banta, my 70 year-old small town neighbor, saved me that year. She took my moody, nine year-old person out to her garden and showed me how to get along with living things. We planted marigolds for the bugs, strawberries for her and a… Continue

Posted by Belinda on March 25, 2008 at 9:00am

Tennessee Farming Family

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