Month: August 2014

Beware of Squirrels

Anyone who knows my adorable little sister, knows that she is afraid of squirrels.  She is not a squeamish person by any stretch of the imagination and it is not like she squeals anytime one crosses her path. Growing up in the redwoods we were constantly… Continue Reading “Beware of Squirrels”

“Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes.”

Here in Maine the feeling of change is tangible, like someone flipped a switch overnight and summer on its way out.   There is a new crispness to the air at the beginning and end of the day. You can see it clearly in the trees,… Continue Reading ““Ch-Ch-Ch- Changes.””

My First (and Last) Christian Puppet Show.

When I was about seven our mom accidentally took us to a evangelical puppet show.  It was put on by the church at the top of town and one of my friends from school was going. I asked if we could go too and she saw… Continue Reading “My First (and Last) Christian Puppet Show.”

Why? Because I Felt Like It.

Sorry, I can’t keep all of them in, all the time. After a late night binge of The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings I woke up and REALLY REALY wanted a felt hat.  A wizard hat!  I found some wool roving online and ordered… Continue Reading “Why? Because I Felt Like It.”

Have You Ever Seen A Lobster Roll/Taxidermy Stall? I Have!

Look Closely At All The Ways Acton Town Fair ROCKED! Each picture is worth at least 1,000 words!

“All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy.”

8/20/09 Boys, It is just so very hard- hard to see you both smiling in pictures knowing that it’s not for me, that you don’t even remember me anymore. It is hard to know that I am not wanted in your lives, hard to know… Continue Reading ““All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy.””

Now And Then.

Now.. And then. The pumpkin/melon patch started in the green house. But it could not contain the awesomeness!

Judge Not…

Before Monday, I could have truthfully stated that I have never cried at the death of someone I didn’t know.  I think there are many people around the world who could have said the same before the passing of Robin Williams. I only hope we can all gain… Continue Reading “Judge Not…”

“Growing Old Is Mandatory Growing Up Is Optional.”

Today is my birthday. I am 31! My thirties have yet to come with the anxiety, doubt and depression promised to me by sitcoms and TV movies.  My biological clock is not thudding in my ears (but that could be because I DO have… Continue Reading ““Growing Old Is Mandatory Growing Up Is Optional.””

Homesteading Math 101: Counting Chickens.

Does anyone remember that old riddle about how to get a cabbage, a goat and a wolf across a river with one boat? That is what it feels like we have been trying to do recently.  I have decided to call it homesteading math. With… Continue Reading “Homesteading Math 101: Counting Chickens.”

Letting Go of Giving Everything Up.

I feel now that so much of what I am looking for, the patience, the peace, the calm can only be found though my ability to let go. I have realized that when I try to change things I have no influence over, I find my greatest unhappiness. The concept… Continue Reading “Letting Go of Giving Everything Up.”

Foul! Guinea Fowl That Is…

When we left for my sister’s wedding we had 11 eggs going in the incubator.  For the first time this summer they were not chicken eggs. I declared my desire for guiena fowl one night this past winter.  Thanks to the magic of the internet I was… Continue Reading “Foul! Guinea Fowl That Is…”

“Know When To Hold ‘Em. Know When To Fold ‘Em.” Know When To Rip Them All Out And Start Over.

Once uopn a time my husband and I went to the store.  When we left our corn was tall and happy: While we were gone there was a pocket thunderstorm and when we returned to the homestead, we found this had happened: My husband had… Continue Reading ““Know When To Hold ‘Em. Know When To Fold ‘Em.” Know When To Rip Them All Out And Start Over.”

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