A Tiny Piece Of Paradise In Pennsylvania


This little story might help explain the name of our homestead

A LEDGE OF SHALE


Here are some of my columns for THE FARMER'S FRIEND and COUNTRY FOLKS, two of the many small agriculture newspapers BRADFORD Co. PENNSYLVANIA has to offer

BARN CATS
ANIMALS
GENETICS
TURKEYS
OLD SCHOOL
FARMHOUSE
From a daily journal I've written a series of stories I call

JANUARY DAZE

My FAMILY and I call our homestead SONRISE but this paradise was quite elusive. I wrote another series about some of the stops along the path. Grandpa used to say, "Sometimes bad weather hits good people." Please try to keep that in mind as you read

A YANKEE IN THE SOUTH

VIRGINIA
ABILENE

What's a homestead without a garden? Here are a few notes from my

GARDEN JOURNAL

BLISTERS
CANALS
BOTTOMLESS BUCKETS
COLD CROPS
THE GREENING
ORANGE THUMB
Achapter from an unfinished novel

TO CHANGE THE WORLD


My Great-Grandpa was a horse trader. I wear the same genes, thus the handle 'bartermn'. Here are some stories from the

SWAP-FILE


MA PAR
MULES
A BARN FOR DAISY-MAE
And while on the subject of genes, a couple from the

GENEALOGY-FILE

GENERAL ORDERS
FREEDOM
THIS WEEK AT SONRISE

THIS WEEK AT SONRISE

LOG CABIN FILES
PAST FEATURES

PAST FEATURES

PAROLE BUNNIES
TIME TO CULL
MENDING FENCES
MONTANA AND DAKOTA
MR. CAT'S FUNERAL
HOLES IN MY MEMORY
LAKERS
SAY CHEESE
LOCUST BLOSSOMS
INFINITY
MORE STORIES
Put on your hardhat and safety glasses before entering

Olde World Woodworks
Thanks for stopping by, I'll leave you with a story about some friends called

THE OLD FARMER'S COFFEE CLUB


Keith Bellinger aka bartermn

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"For by your words you will be justified
and by your words you will be condemned."
Matthew 12:37


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