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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There Is Beauty

It hasn't snowed here since November. I was a bit bummed that there was nothing white in the fields when we woke up yesterday, Christmas Eve. Taking photos has become a bit boring, mundane, and I feel, at times, like I am just photographing the same things again and again and again. A fresh snowfall … Continue reading There Is Beauty

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