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

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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

The Japanese Flag-The Return Home

This is post 3 out of  series I have written about a flag my Grandfather Vern brought home to Illinois after his service during World War II. To read Part 1-click here.  Part 2-click here. The flag is home. The prayer flag that my Grandfather brought home from World War II, the flag that was … Continue reading The Japanese Flag-The Return Home

Becoming A Teen

Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot.  Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby?  She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen