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A Super Easy Way to Enjoy Free Melodies (even in super rural areas)

While maple syrup season quietly draws to an abrupt close, spring melodies on the farm are fresh and loud this morning.

spring melodies on the farm

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Just weeks ago, we were shoveling out from a foot and a half of beautiful fluffy white stuff. Now there are spring melodies on the farm.

Just days ago, the ground was still  blanketed with white. Today there are spring melodies on the farm.

There’s no denying that spring has slowly but finally reached New England.

spring melodies on the farm

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spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

spring melodies on the farm

My morning has been filled with beautiful melodies. There’s the melodious tapping of the sapsucker, on his favorite maple tree, and the goodbye calls of the junkos perching among the budding branches, a sure sign that it’s time for them to hear north. Two male robins filled long minutes with loud bantering to stake out their claim in my backyard so they could each gather food for their nests full of young. But amidst all of those melodies, I just stumbled upon a crazy great deal on a whole different kind of melody. So cool I thought I’d share the news with you right away. (Plus I wanted a good excuse to share some pictures of my feathered friends. And, of course, throw in that cute picture of my favorite bovine again.)

Here in our rural small town we have little-to-no reception. Of any kind. No cell phone towers. No clear radio signals. But we do (thankfully!) have great internet connection. While listening to the radio, in the traditional way, is very hit or miss in our house, and always ladden with at least a little static, listening online is a good choice. But I never knew I could listen to millions of songs on Amazon! In fact, maybe this is new. I don’t know; I just know it’s new to me.

And I stumbled upon this fact that, for a limited time, everyone can totally try it out totally free for a full 30 days. From what I’ve read, it’s more than 2 million songs on-demand, and always totally commercial and ad free.

For the most part, I prefer the music of the birds in the trees outside my door. And I love hearing Mr. Big Fat (our rooster) calling out, or the ducks’ silly bantering waddling by a window. In fact, I don’t even mind the crazy loud chatter of the adorable baby birds that always grace our home this time of year, fresh out of the incubator.

But I do need some Motown or some good country music sometimes to help me work my way through a giant pile of dishes that need to be washed or a hamper full of laundry that needs to be folded.

Heck, when we are working down by her stalls, Scout likes some tunes too.

So, for the next 30 days at least, Scout and I are gonna see how many of the millions of songs on Amazon Music Unlimited we like. For free. I mean at “free,” you can’t go wrong.

When you find me dancing among the cow patties, well, then maybe there’d be something going wrong.

If you too have trouble with radio connections in your neck of the woods, or if you’d just prefer on-demand, commercial-free tunes, you might wanna check out Amazon Music Unlimited. Here’s the link: Try Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial.

Meanwhile, if you too have a wonderful variety of birds to watch in your neck of the woods, be sure to sign up for my newsletter below. Because once you do, you’ll enjoy immediate access to my exclusive subscriber-only library of resources. In there, you’ll find a bird ID page you really need to print and enjoy filling out with a child this week.


The birds of the sky nest by the waters;
    they sing among the branches.
He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
    the land is satisfied by the fruit of his work.
He makes grass grow for the cattle,
    and plants for people to cultivate—
    bringing forth food from the earth. Psalm 104:12-14

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Remember to click here and  Try Amazon Music Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial. It’s totally free, with no commitment. Amazon just thinks their music plan is so great they wanna see if we like it. If it’s free and offers over 2-million dancing opportunities with Scout, I figure I can’t go wrong to give it a try. 🙂

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3 Comment

  1. Isn’t it amazing to have good internet in the country? I couldn’t live (or blog) without it! I haven’t tried the Amazon music service yet, but for those who can’t be without their tunes, it sounds like a great deal! I know music makes work go more quickly.

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