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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Something Strange…

Something strange has been happening around us lately. To us. To our eyes. To our mailbox. My grandfather Vern has been deceased for ten years now. He resided at the place we now call home until he moved into an assisted living facility when he was maybe 89. My grandmother Dorothy had passed away some … Continue reading Something Strange…

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