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The Downside

Many people have expressed envy that we spend our lives in the country with animals. Most of the time we do feel blessed to be

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A Marshmallow Jesus?

About ten years ago I worked at a distribution warehouse for a major importer of holiday decorations. (I only lasted 6 weeks, but that’s another

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Snip, snip!

Fact: We love our three barn cats, Emmett, Pumpkin, and Maisie.  Fact: Two feral cats have been living with them, Brody for two years, Little

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Meet Lucy!

Many memorists think their own lives are fascinating. However, after writing 2 1/3 memoirs (The Compassionate Carnivore counts as 1/3, in my mind), I still

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The Big Pivot

About Me

After twenty-five years on the farm, I’m adjusting to the adventures of city life. Part of that adjustment is figuring out what I want to write about now, since sheep are no longer part of my daily life. I’m challenging myself creatively by painting with pastels and playing the ukelele as I seek my new writing path.

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Clean Water Land & Legacy

Catherine Friend is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.