The Tao of Tending

HOW SMALL TASKS  BECOME  BIG  DOINGS Curtis Seltzer You do a lot of tending on a farm. "Tend" in both English and other European languages is rooted in words that mean "to set on fire" or "to kindle." I thought about this at 3:30 a.m. one 25-below morning earlier this year, when Nellie, our Yellow Lab, started barking downstairs. "Hear that?" the resident alert system asked.  Her hearing is more acute than that of the tawny owl, which can pinpoint in total darkness by sound alone th[...]
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