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"Westcott Family Farm" by Nicholas Hall

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On 2/27/2021 at 4:47 PM, Rutabaga said:

Here:  http://www.awesomedude.com/nicholas-hall/westcott-family-farm/index.htm

I knew this story was going to be good after seeing the multiple reference to growing rutabagas on this farm.

R

Of course it's going to be good, it's by Nicholas Hall, even the stuff of his I don't like, which is not much, is good. This story is great. So far I would class it amongst his best writing.

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5 hours ago, Rutabaga said:

Not sure that "precocious" is an adequate word to describe these tykes.

R

I believe the correct adjective is Trouble with a capital T.

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Ahh, I do remember the smell of my rural countryside, Pennsylvania in the spring, when farmers spread their fields with the bounty of manure--cow, pig, chicken--they had been saving up all winter.  That was the balance of Nature that I learned about as a kid.  Don't drive country roads with your windows open in the spring.  As awful as it was I have to say I miss it. 

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9 hours ago, Camy said:

Also, don't drive close behind a tractor towing a muck-spreader.

Especially in a convertible with the top down. 

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