county fairs wind waves in the grass six steps of acquaintance coincidence (inevitable) all the kinds of clouds old farm buildings the first sight of a mountain the Oregon Trail the horizon houses people can’t yet bear to tear down small-town convenience stores knowing delivery guys by name the Pony Express reride corn cows knowingContinue reading “A hundred prairie things I love.”
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All the emotions, some in disguise.
We picked some corn. Actually, we picked marginally more corn than we expected, given all the potential for the adverse weather conditions to do their worst. We had hail and wind claims this year and, in face of this drought, are almighty thankful we are on the water mound resulting from the canal irrigation systemContinue reading “All the emotions, some in disguise.”
A few words on a Wednesday morning.
The oldest has a job for a neighbor this summer, and this week is Westmark’s VBS, meaning I can wake up one kid and send him off, then wake up four more kids and drive almost two miles and leave them off, and get three hours — three blessed hours — to myself (though admittedlyContinue reading “A few words on a Wednesday morning.”
All the news that is news.
Leo the gold-plated cat continues his reign as King House Cat. He is in as much as he is out, but as long as we don’t have a recurrence of mice in the house because he’s getting too lazy, I’m going to put up with it. Once in a while I luck out with aContinue reading “All the news that is news.”
Cannot make this up.
Pretty crazy how simply rotating toys back out of the basement can enthrall the small people. Today we unearthed four doll-strolling devices, and the strolling not only has not ceased in the intervening hours, it even attracted the boy’s attention. I suppose no one should go tell his classmates. This afternoon, the girls played duck-duck-gooseContinue reading “Cannot make this up.”
A reminder of why.
What do you tell a daughter who wants “Wacky Wednesday” when you want breakfast? You say, “Go ask your sister.” And then three girls read it together and you say a small prayer of thankfulness for small blessings and take their picture. I suspect she who wanted “Wacky Wednesday” is going to be very literallyContinue reading “A reminder of why.”
This was originally a Facebook post. Here we have something I said I wasn’t going to do this summer. August wanted gold bars so badly, and wanted them way sooner than I was ready to be doing them, and they’re only five ingredients plus chocolate chips after baking, so I let him. I know kidsContinue reading “Gold bars.”
This was originally a Facebook post. Last day. I’m not a “time slow down” kind of person, but wow, I’m definitely a “don’t blink” person. And I would be happy to use Elvera’s time library to insert a week or so between today and tomorrow! I’m not a huge fan of waiting for the busContinue reading “Last day.”
This was originally a Facebook post. It was a Play-Doh kind of day. The girls love this. I only love it when the floor already needs swept. Ha. The sun finally came out just before sunset. There are parts of spring I really like, but gray rain for days on end isn’t one of them.Continue reading “The inescapables.”
The dustbin of grand plans.
This was originally a Facebook post. This is a cool thing we saw when we were at Ulysses. My folks’ neighbors have taken a small (maybe 5000 bushels, but I didn’t ask) grain bin and converted it for a sewing room. Their house is only a wee bit bigger than ours and this is anContinue reading “The dustbin of grand plans.”