New Year, New Outing

We try to do something as a family when the New Year starts. I don't remember exactly when we started doing this...5 years ago? We tend to travel to St. Louis to do this family fun-fest because it offers a plethora of activities to choose from and it's only two hours south from the farm. … Continue reading New Year, New Outing

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Fall Farm Update

Fall has arrived...of course it came in with a wham. One day it was warm and summer-like and the next day it was cool and Autumn. The chickens are laying so many eggs that we can't keep up with the demand. I took two 18 packs to my cousins at a family birthday gathering a … Continue reading Fall Farm Update

It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

My daughters have already been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. The teen daughter plans her costumes with her friends now--oh how I miss the days when the sisters had coordinating costumes...a pirate and a parrot...a mummy and a zombie cheerleader...Japanese girls in kimonos...little red riding hood and the big bad wolf. … Continue reading It’s Already Time To Think Of Halloween

Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

My kids and I head to the Illinois State Fair annually with my parents. Man-Farmer always has to work the week of the fair because it's always scheduled the week before the university he works at starts classes.  He's busy that final week fine-tuning his employee schedules, making sure everything needed has been ordered.  Stuff … Continue reading Fried Alligator and Fuzzy Cows

Up and Down The Chicago River

The water taxi from Chinatown to Michigan Avenue takes about 40 minutes. Chinatown in located on the near south side of Chicago and the river divides the city between north and south addresses.  We were heading towards north Michigan Ave.  The boat stops at a few different locations along the way, so you get to … Continue reading Up and Down The Chicago River