I sat down last weekend and made my Christmas lists. Christmas shopping. Christmas goals. Taking some inspiration from a blogger I follow--Karen at The Art of Doing Stuff--I decided
I just found hay in my hair, a memento from the time I spent in the horse field this afternoon lying on my back in what remained of a round bale. It's sixty degrees. Just a few days ago, there was
Do you guys remember my three little turkey peeps from last year? The ones we rescued from the feed store when it became clear that they were quickly destined to be dinner? We lost one little
For many of us in the Midwest, El Nino has been a kind and benevolent overlord this winter. Sure, he brought with him some scary-ass storms and some flooding (more towards St. Louis really, but
Dear Readers, How I've missed you. Last I posted, I wrote about how we can do hard things. Since then, well, I've mostly been doing those hard things. Under my breath, every day, "I can do
So, out here in the Midwest Springtime means a lot of things: Warmer weather. Longer days. Allergies (or is that one more just me?). And... mushroom season. Morel Mushrooms are wild, and
There are days when our little corner of the world starts to feel like the Island of Misfit Toys...except, instead of toys, we have creatures, and they don't really seem in a hurry to leave. Still,
You know that moment just between waking and sleeping? The one where your head is heavy on your pillow and you’re tucked under a pile of blankets that have just become the perfect amount of warm?
The sky is blue fading black. Snow blankets the ground. Not deep snow, but enough to cover the mud and the muck and the browned out remnants of fall and summer. It’s unmolested, still a perfect
Northstar. (Jeremiah calls him Marvin) See this face? This cute, adorable little llama? Don't let him fool you. This is a guilty face. This is the face of a culprit. (Admittedly, a
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