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submitted on March 8, 2016 1:36 PM EST
Name: Rick Pavelko
Email Address: rick_p26@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I saw an ad on Craaigslist for a Boulder Junction dulcimer. Remembered my times jamming out there so went googling and your blog came up. Just wanted to say thanks for the nostalgia trip. I like your writing and I'm looking forward to reading more!
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submitted on July 15, 2015 1:03 PM EDT
Name: Janey Davis
Email Address: davisjane@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: Hi Karen,I just read thru your blog posts for June 18 and the previous May ones. I am beginning to understand what you have been dealing with! I truly hope that things are better and that we can get together soon. Give me a call 330 488 1672 if you are up to a visit sometime! Janey
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submitted on June 29, 2015 7:48 PM EDT
Name: Bill Henderson
Email Address: hendersonbill65@yahoo.com
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Comments: Enjoyed your short article in "the Old Farmers Almanac" 2015 on Northern Bobwhite Quail. Wish it was longer but my guess is the people at OFA decided on how much to include. I grew up in Northern Ohio, so I was interested in the little bio on you at end of your article that said you were located in Ohio. I plan to read more of your articles/books.
How did you hear about this site? Old Farmers Almanac 2015

submitted on April 19, 2015 10:50 AM EDT
Name: .Bayliss (aka Rock) Prater
Email Address: silverback2359@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Karen - Great site. I feel like a kindred spirit while perusing your blog. I am the fellow mentioned in the preceding comment by my Daughter Robin (Florida). I live near Willard Ohio on 78 acres the called Last Resort Wilderness Area (and it is) that has an 1840s log home and the big white elephant farm house. I have also published in Ohio Farm, among other photo journalist periodicals, a few books, and multitudes of op eds, environmentally preaching (over the last 40 years). I am a retired college professor (Environmental). Would love to meet you sometime. At 75, I give up on free range chickens here...raccoon's gobbled my last 7 old hens last year. Keep the faith. Rock
How did you hear about this site? Through my Daughter Robin Feger (Florida)

submitted on April 18, 2015 9:29 PM EDT
Name: Robin
Email Address: rfeger1@cfl.rr.com
Web site URL:
Comments: What an awesome site! I purchased a 2015 Old Farmers Almanac here in Florida to send to my Dad who owns an 87 acre Wetland Preserve in Ohio and lives alone at the age of 74. I perused the little magazine and found your article on Quail. I logged on to this site and have been reading your blogs for nearly 2 hours. Reading one blog left me in tears for I myself have a geriatric blind wiener dog and must make this decision soon. I just wanted to say...Great job with writing and someday it would be nice to meet you in person. I have many more hours of enjoyment reading your blogs...Yayyy! greetings from the sunshine state to the best state in the nation...O-HI-O
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submitted on November 28, 2014 11:29 AM EST
Name: Melinda Wiselka
Email Address: sarah_wiselka@yahoo.com
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Comments: Karen, I really enjoyed the article you wrote on quails in The Old Farmer's 2015 Almanac. You pointed out not only how ornamental the quail can be, but also how useful, in its contribution to pest reduction. Hopefully, your article will awaken awareness for the quail's plight before we can only regret its loss.
How did you hear about this site? The Old Farmer's 2015 Almanac

submitted on April 10, 2014 4:48 PM EDT
Name: Matthew Mayer
Email Address: mmyr111@yahoo.com
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Comments: Karen, I love your blog. I'm not a single woman, but I appreciate everything you write. I remember when we used to hang out a few years ago during my Kent State days. Reading these works reminds me of those days. Miss you. Matt
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submitted on October 30, 2013 11:00 PM EDT
Name: Marilyn
Email Address: marilynswissisbest@yahoo.com
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Comments: While playing with my new computer I took another peek at the rug and it truly did turn out to be magnificent! Then I stumbled onto your stories and read a few. What fun! Gotta go to bed though... good night.
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submitted on February 11, 2013 8:30 PM EST
Name: Tracey
Email Address: taw62@cox.net
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Comments: Glad I found your site - wonderful stories, very uplifting, heartwarming view of the world from a true animal lover. I'm sorry for your loss of Ted. I lost my rescue Bogey two weeks ago and I was touched by your loving words about your love of Ted and the bond you had, they helped me reflect and start to heal. Thank you.
How did you hear about this site? Google search about dogs

submitted on December 23, 2012 8:40 AM EST
Name: karen
Email Address: db2270@ameritech.net
Web site URL: yahoo
Comments: I loved your stories-
How did you hear about this site? jeannette paschal

submitted on December 6, 2012 4:12 PM EST
Name: Len Toma
Email Address: Len@herwell.com
Web site URL: herwell.com
Comments: Karen, I sent an email. It got a bit too large to send from here.
How did you hear about this site? friend of Jeanette Paschal since high school

submitted on December 1, 2012 8:51 PM EST
Name: Roy Barnes
Email Address: Wanderer2607@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Thank you for the eye opening article on opposums in the Farmers Almanac. You have turned my view of these creatures around 180 degrees. Opposums will always be welcome on our land from now on.
How did you hear about this site? Farmer's Almanac.

submitted on April 2, 2012 5:26 AM EDT
Name: sarah daw
Email Address: sarahcdaw@yahoo.com
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Comments: Hi Karen, I read your wonderful blog! I am involved the a group that is still working on getting Sedlacko out of the Animal Control/deputy warden job. Would you like to join us? If you are on FB you can find me at sarah c daw or email me.
How did you hear about this site? google

submitted on February 7, 2012 9:04 PM EST
Name: Kathy Altieri
Email Address: kat_bucher@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: thank you for the update about council yesterday. I was a coucil rep. I have no desire to be led into an existing sinking administration.
How did you hear about this site? friend

submitted on June 15, 2011 7:41 PM EDT
Name: Cindy Quesinberry Rodgers
Email Address: cindyrodgers48@yahoo.com
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Comments: I live in mount airy NC and just love your small country life. I want to sell my home and live like you are thats all in my heart. Never bening no were much.Iam not happy here lived here 48 years thats how old i am .I pray to live in a small country like your living. Thank you, cindy
How did you hear about this site? just was looking on the computer and found this.

submitted on March 21, 2011 7:32 AM EDT
Name: julie
Email Address: juliedsierra@yahoo.com
Web site URL: blissfulbuddhas.net
Comments: stumbled upon your blog....found it interesting & humurous ... I yearn to live a slower paced country life someday!! living in Miami, fl for now!! Enjoy and good luck to you with all the projects....I do believe they keep us young!! :) Peace.
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submitted on March 21, 2011 7:29 AM EDT
Name: julie
Email Address: juliedsierra@yahoo.com
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submitted on February 22, 2011 10:35 PM EST
Name: Gayle Clark
Email Address: draftgal@qwestoffice.net
Web site URL: www.pinto-draft-registry.com
Comments: 2/22/11 Karen, it was so nice to see you again out here in NM. I hope you had a wonderful time and a safe trip home.
How did you hear about this site? Karen is a long time friend

submitted on February 8, 2011 11:37 PM EST
Name: Paula Andreani
Email Address: paulaca63@yahoo.com
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Comments: I enjoyed your article in this month's Country Living, "No kidding! Goats make great pets" and was trying to see if you had it online somewhere. I have a good friend who has a goat and wanted her to see it. Her goat, Sally, shares the barn with the horses, and for the most part, it is an amicable arrangement. I'll have to suggest a trip to nearby Ravenna to see the largest goat farm in Ohio! I will also pass along this website, which I know my friend will also enjoy. ;-) Nice work!
How did you hear about this site? South Central Power Country Living

submitted on January 6, 2011 8:32 AM EST
Name: W. Rooderic Covey
Email Address: rodcovey1@att.net
Web site URL: www.covey-odell.com
Comments: Hi Karen...justr caught up with My Small Country Life. Love it; Dick Drake pinted out your comments re desecration of trees. That plus the fracking problem are serious problems, but almost defy defying the perpertrators. Love your site. Love my cat, Sir Thomas.I am learning from him.He is a joy. Hope all is well with you and Jill. I worry re our CucumberTree. It will be 341 come June 11 of '11. An OSU botany major, heading for her Ph.D visited me last summer and took 12 cuttings for grafting.I pray we will have good news come spring. Best wishes for the New year. Rod
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submitted on December 8, 2010 10:47 PM EST
Name: John Kilgore
Email Address: kilgore.jj1@frontier.com
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Comments: Saw your article in Country Living magazine. I live on a farm near Oxford,OH and I have a kitten named Scooter, he looked like your before and after picture of Tiny. Bless you, for you are a wonderful person. Please keep up your work, educating the public about all the benefits, and rewards of helping Gods creations, which are our true friends.
How did you hear about this site? Country Living Magazine

submitted on December 4, 2010 7:57 PM EST
Name: Phyllis "Cookie" Everly
Email Address: phyleverly@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: When my husband and I moved from city life in Florida to 70 acres in rural Kentucky 6 years ago I felt lonely leaving family and friends behind and I thought what about a cat to keep me company. Somebody had a kitten that the mother was killed on the hiway and that started it. I didn't realize how many kittens and cat were dumped out in our area just because it is rural. Most of them would have died of exposure if I hadn't picked them up or they wandered up to our place..The last 2 I saved from being euthanized. I have 12 cats altogether and I love everyone of them..They are all fixed by Ky Program or by The Friends of The Shelter(Ohio Co. Shelter) I also have 3 donkeys , 6 goats given to me that were unwanted .And 1 red beagle female that came to our place skin and bones 3 years ago. I enjoy my animals and I feel like I also have a small country life going for me..But would like to sell the donkeys as I'm not able to train them. Up to date on shots .1 Mare and her 2 young geldings ` Anyone interested call 1-270-2329539 (home) 270-363-1110 (cell)
How did you hear about this site? article you wrote

submitted on December 4, 2010 7:08 PM EST
Name: Phyllis "Cookie" Everly
Email Address: phyleverly@aol.com
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Comments: I think you're great to rescue animals just like me.
How did you hear about this site? article page in magazine someone gave to me

submitted on November 8, 2010 11:31 PM EST
Name: Penny McKnight
Email Address: larrymcknight@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Sorry about your bad day. It is so hard to lose a treasured "friend" that has been with you for a long time. I hope your day is better tomorrow. Remember she had a good life with you and the rest of your critters and will live in your heart forever.
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake

submitted on November 1, 2010 7:10 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
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Comments: Karen, You should have flagged Bud down when your tractor got stuck! He saw you mowing on his way to golf. He is always there on Sundays. Usually it takes him a couple of hours to golf and then he is on your road on his way home. He would have helped, or call me and I would have came over and helped. All I did Sunday was mow and pull up flowers. (Oh, and feed Weezer, all he does is eat since he got old!!!) Sue
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submitted on October 30, 2010 6:07 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
Email Address: garden5569@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: Karen, I read your blog today and looked at your daughter's web site.I loved all of the kittys. I would like to help, but my kitty hates other cats! I was thinking(and I don't know if it will work)maybe I could put a box on a table at my garden tours and collect some money for her. I don't know if people would believe me about collecting it for her animals, but we could try. I already have 2 tours scheduled for next year (one in July and one in Aug.), so you could talk to your daughter and see what she thinks about it. She could be here to make sure she gets all of the money. I always feel things happen for a reason, so maybe this is why we met! The garden women are always asking me if I charge and I tell them no. I just enjoy everyone coming here. Let me know what she thinks. I know a lady who used to have garden tours and had a box for the human society. We haave all winter to think about how we could handle it. Sue
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submitted on October 26, 2010 9:58 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
Email Address: garden5569@sbcglobal.net
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Comments: Karen, I hope that you don't quit wtiting the blog! My husband and I really love it. People tell me the same thing! We have tours all the time. We had 41 people from Stark Master Gardeners for one tour. I even take some of them in the house! It all started when we were on the Canton Garden Tour and then the Pond Tour (money from that goes to help the human society). People just keep telling other people and they ask if they can come back. Just like Dick Drake. He has been back three times now. I wasn't even home one of the times. For a while I was afraid some one would fall and sue me or something. I let that worry me for awhile, but I enjoy showing people all of the things that Bud and I do far more then not doing it. You have to decide what makes you happy and then do it. Life is short, enjoy it! I know because I have acute myloid lukemia and I was supposed to be dead twelve years ago! I will never quit working outside. I love my life at "Tall Pines". When I stopped the other day, it was because I told my niece that I "knew" two donkeys, she could not believe it and got all excited to see them! She loves animals and was raised with 14 dogs! I didn't mean to bother you, but I didn't want you to think some crazy had stopped by your fence. People always tell me that I should not let strangers come to our house too. I have at least three garden tours a year and some times I come home to find someone here walking through my woods. I love it! People come to my garage sale in the spring and want to bring their friends back. I always tell them to come anytime, even if I am not home. So far I have never had a problem, and I even come to find things here that people have left for me. I really enjoyed seeing your house and you can do the same thing here if you would like to someday. We will not be a bother to you, but if you need any help let us know. Sue
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submitted on October 22, 2010 7:11 PM EDT
Name: Daniel
Email Address: kirkdanl@aol.com
Web site URL: englishtheatreexperience.com
Comments: Who are you? Do you know me?
How did you hear about this site? google

submitted on October 20, 2010 8:11 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
Email Address: garden5569@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Sorry we had to run so fast, but we didn't know if we would catch you at home. Bud orders stuff to eat when we pull out of the golf course. It was nice to finally meet you. I loved your house and all of your animals. If you ever need anything give us a call. My cell # is 330-323-3623. We pass your way all the time, and we live close. I read that you have a chain saw, but are afraid to use it. I have one and I know how to use, so if you ever need any help, let me know.... Again, I love your blog, Sue
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submitted on October 17, 2010 7:44 PM EDT
Name: Sue & Bud Klingaman
Email Address: garden55692sbcglobal.net
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Comments: I first heard about you from Dick Drake. I contacted him when the "tree butchers" were going to "trim" 14 of my trees, some of which are almost 100 years old and are red cedar! We finally got that resolved by paying $2,500 to have A.E.P. to put up a new pole and move the wires to the other side of the road. Anyway, I started reading your blog and love it! My husband even reads it and he never likes anything like that. We also read about your concerns with the gun club excavating project and we let you know what they are doing over there. We know the area well. My husband golfs at Sable Creek over on 619. We pass your house all the time! I have read so much about your donkeys and everything that I feel that I know you! I see them when we pass! Now I am trying to figure out which farm is Kenneys'. I am down to one cat, named Weezer. But we have all of the other critters that roam outdoors. I can relate to all of the work you do around your "farm". I do a lot of the same things here. I only have 3.17 acres though, a lot of which is paths through our woods. If you see a red Ford Explorer or a grey Buick SUV going slow by your place, don't call the cops!! That will be us. Maybe someday we can met. My husband is handy with a power screw driver. I am about like you! I can screw, but not good! We live close to you and figured out how close from things you said on your blog. We could not believe it when we realized that we go right past your property at least four times a week. We have lived at the end of Bentler, on Breezewood, for 32 years. We do all of the landscaping ourselves. We also own 14 acres on Werner Church road. Stop by sometime. Sue Klingaman
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake

submitted on October 5, 2010 11:11 AM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
Email Address: garden5569@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Love your site. The activity at the skeet club is to reclaim the lead. No plans for new homes.
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake

submitted on August 11, 2010 9:40 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
Email Address: garden5569@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: I found out about you from Dick Drake. He came to my place to look at some cedar trees that the power company want to butcher. I am enjoying reading your articles. We have 3.17 acres in Canton. One block out of Lousiville. Dick thought you might enjoy seeing it. You are welcome to come anytime. We do a lot of landscaping and have ponds and a potting shed made out of Chili's restaurant doors! Hope you can come by someday... Sue
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake

submitted on August 11, 2010 9:33 PM EDT
Name: Sue Klingaman
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submitted on March 24, 2010 9:59 AM EDT
Name: W Roderic Covey
Email Address: rodcovey1@att.net
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Comments: My 3rd comment in a year, but this will even more comlimentary. The damage of the big orange trucks and the professionalism of Dick Drake came thru loud and clear. Dick has been aour hero in preserving the world's lasgest CuCumberTree in the world. He has spent countless hours in telling its story and providing pro bono services. If you care to visit the tree in N.Canton, please e-mail me or call 330-494-6443. Tree is close to 430 years old. Thanks to Karen and Dick!
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake and Mr.Google

submitted on January 18, 2010 1:55 PM EST
Name: Pamela Frost
Email Address: scatteredfrost@hotmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Love your blog. Was unable to friend you on facebook. Too many Karen Kirschs. Who knew?
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submitted on November 27, 2009 11:42 AM EST
Name: Ralph J Rice
Email Address: Ricelandmeadows@roadrunner.com
Web site URL: Ricelandmeadows.com
Comments: Karen, great site... like the blog! Keep it coming.
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submitted on November 18, 2009 4:42 AM EST
Name: W Roderic Covey
Email Address: rodcovey1@att.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Wonderful site, should be promoted nationally because we have lost our respect and love for Nature. Small Cuntry Life helps return our nation to normalcy. We need more Dick Drakes to help make this happen.
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake, certified arborist

submitted on November 18, 2009 4:42 AM EST
Name: W Roderic Covey
Email Address: rodcovey1@att.net
Web site URL:
Comments: Wonderful site, should be promoted nationally because we have lost our respect and love for Nature. Small Cuntry Life helps return our nation to normalcy. We need more Dick Drakes to help make this happen.
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drake, certified arborist

submitted on November 1, 2009 1:11 AM EDT
Name: marsha mcgregor
Email Address: marshamcgregor@aim.com
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Comments: Wonderful web site, Karen (cudos to you, too, Suzanne). I love these stories of your small country life. Also, what an amazing array of articles you've published. I admire you. PS I still remember so clearly your story about first buying your farm.
How did you hear about this site? Karen

submitted on October 23, 2009 10:42 AM EDT
Name: Randy Wooldridge
Email Address: rw333@neo.rr.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I so appreciate what you're doing to help the sweet animals that aren't able to help themselves. I cried when I read about your sweet little Marge. And my heart goes out to your friend Kenny- how lonely and lost he must be. I'm sure your small acts of kindness goes a long ways. Thank you.
How did you hear about this site? from my childhood friend Jeanette

submitted on October 17, 2009 12:00 PM EDT
Name: Stacie Gosman
Email Address: stacie.goosman@gmail.com
Web site URL:
Comments: Great website!
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submitted on September 5, 2009 7:39 PM EDT
Name: Lavonne McNabb
Email Address: lmcnabb@nemontel.net
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Comments: Love the pictures and the little write up about you! Thanks for sharing this! Good luck! Hope all is well. I love your donkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How did you hear about this site? Your e-mail tome.

submitted on August 31, 2009 8:31 PM EDT
Name: Penny McKnight
Email Address: larrymcknight@sbcglobal.net
Web site URL:
Comments: I love your stories, brings back lots of memories when we were "country folk". You need a few goats to add to your "family"!
How did you hear about this site? Dick Drakes wife sent me the article about Dick and his trees. He is so passionate where trees are concerned.

submitted on August 31, 2009 8:21 PM EDT
Name: Anthony Fasline
Email Address: Tfasline@aol.com
Web site URL:
Comments: A charming web site! Dwarfed by technology and breathless ln our fast paced society it is wonderful to be given a ready access to a taste of the simple life. Enjoyed the photos and writing. Thank you.
How did you hear about this site? Rod Covey

submitted on August 27, 2009 12:05 PM EDT
Name: sally capper
Email Address: scapper08@yahoo.com
Web site URL:
Comments: you are awesome!
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submitted on August 25, 2009 4:26 PM EDT
Name: Laura
Email Address: lkelly2@neo.rr.com
Web site URL:
Comments: I'm impressed! Your own website :) !!
How did you hear about this site? KK

submitted on August 25, 2009 1:57 PM EDT
Name: Suzanne
Email Address: suzanne@flairgraphicsandmore.com
Web site URL: www.flairgraphicsandmore.com
Comments: Your small country life sound big on pleasure!
How did you hear about this site? Karen