Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Sorry for the radio silence of late.  The job has finally kicked into gear and I was out and about most of last week.  Also, my apartment in Ames is partially underground.  I don’t know if this is the reason that the internet has been slow for the past few days or if there is …

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Autumn in Iowa is… quirky.  It can go from the 80’s to below freezing in a day and does so often enough that it’s not commented on as “strange weather”.  There isn’t as much fall color here as there is in other places I’ve visited.  It is definitely not Rhinebeck, but few places are!  However, …

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Tonight, after watching Micheal the monster mutt wrangle the goats into their pen for the night (that never ceases to amuse me) I came back to my brothers and taking advantage of the seemingly stable internet for once, decided to watch Brenda Dayne of  the podcast Cast-On taking her turn on the 4th Plinth.  It …

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I’m writing this from my bother’s house surrounded by gun parts, military uniforms and other manly paraphernalia with Top Gun on the t.v.  It is a seriously far cry from Badlands National Park in South Dakota. If the Western part of the US has a desperate sort of beauty the Badlands are screaming bloody murder.  …

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8:00 am The sun is up in the sky over Central Minnesota.  We left this morning even earlier than planned as my parents woke up and subsequently awoke me as well.  Since we were all up at the absolutely ungodly hour of 2:55 we decided that it we had just as well get on the …

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So, requests have been made for recipes of the deserts that I have shown here.  To tell you the truth I never even thought about posting them despite the fact that all of my neighbors who have gotten some of these goodies have requested the recipes.   So, to start, is the fruit crumble.  I …

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Packing is in full-swing here.  We’re up to the mid 200’s in the box numbers.  Mind you a lot of those are the wonderful cat food and litter buckets that I am obsessive about saving since they make great yarn containers but they are not the biggest things to pack things into.  However, they are …

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