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Samantha Johnson writes about the happy things in life—pets, home, family, food, and gardening—and is the author of 10 books. Contact Samantha at miraclewelsh@gmail.com

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Fingers That Fly | ASJA's The Word


When I was eleven, I taught myself to type. On a typewriter.

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What To Read This Summer

 By Samantha Johnson  
I always want to read in the summertime....

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How to Have the Perfect Summer Staycation with Your Dog

Ah, summer vacation. From childhood, we learn to associate summertime with relaxation, freedom from responsibility and the opportunity to embark on new and memorable adventures. We learn that summer vacations—especially those in which our pets can join us!—are treasures to be valued and sought after......

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Something To Crow About

Larry, Darryl, and Darryl are back. I suppose this would be an opportune moment to explain that Larry, Darryl, and Darryl are crows.

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What to Do When Your Dog Snores

I have a confession to make. My dog snores. Yes, it’s true. My adorable and energetic Peaches the Corgi has an undeniable propensity to snore. Not every single night, but it’s usually quite obvious when Miss Peaches has fallen asleep for the evening. Regular, repetitive purring sounds float through ......

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A Horse Lover's Summer Reading List

2 days ago ... Samantha Johnson is a freelance writer and the author of several books, including The Field Guide to Horses, (Voyageur Press, 2009)....

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4 Garden Rules You Can Break This Year - Hobby Farms

Go on, live a little. Your garden will be right there with you no matter what.... BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON

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Frozen custard didn't start in Wisconsin—but we're still the custard capital

By Samantha Johnson
Let’s step back and explore the glory that is frozen custard and how it came to be....

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5 Reasons We Love Muck Boots - Hobby Farms

By Samantha Johnson
Gotta get farm work done? There's one tool you must have no matter what's on the to-do list....

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Thanks for everything, Beverly Cleary

By Samantha Johnson

I was 6, and a voracious reader. And on that day, I had a new paperback book. At the top of the cover in big letters were the words "BEVERLY CLEARY."

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Horses in History: Figure

2 days ago ... Later known as Justin Morgan, this multi-talented stallion is the foundation of the American Morgan Horse. By Samantha Johnson | June 28, ......

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5 Quick-Grow Veggies for Gardeners Who Can't Wait  - Above & Beyond

BY SAMANTHA JOHNSON | These exceptional “quick-grow” veggies that will jump-start your garden and propel you to harvest time in no time flat....

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Peaches the Corgi’s Grooming Tools Wish List

“written by” Peaches the Corgi  Hi, I am Peaches! I am a Corgi. (That’s a kind of dog, in case you weren’t sure.) When you’re a Corgi, you have a lot of hair. A LOT of hair. So you’re always shedding hair around the house—sometimes a little, sometimes as lot....

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A Field Guide to Appaloosa Coat Patterns

May 5, 2016 ... A Field Guide to Appaloosa Coat Patterns. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the colorful Appaloosa coat. By Samantha Johnson ......

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Fifteen Minutes

   By Samantha Johnson  Fifteen minutes is a very long time. Or a very short time. It just depends on the situation....