Moomin from Suomi

Remember when you were little and someone sent you a surprise in the mail?  Can you recall how totally awesome and exciting it was to have a package with YOUR name on it?  I recently discovered those feelings are the same in your early thirties.  I arrived home a few days ago, weary from work…

Micro

Once upon a time, long before we moved to Maydelle, there sat a house near our chicken pen.  The house is no longer there but we still find things left behind.  Addie found this yesterday……. I couldn’t grow a fern and mushroom in a glass jar if I tried.  And they just did it themselves!…

Wicked Walk 12/3/2014

 Today I cleaned my stove.  This in turn made my counter tops look bad.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the cabinet faces appear rather horrid.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the appliances, both large and small, seem a bit crusty.  So I cleaned them, which led to a careful…

Bullmastiff vs Cream Brabanter

Chicken keeping has been, and always will be, laced with tragedy.  Yesterday I turned my darlings out on the way to the deer stand so they could scratch about for a couple of hours before bedtime.  As I sat nestled in my tree I could hear our neighbors shouting at their dogs, nothing out of…

When you give a teenager cake….

Fact:  When a teenage boy has a birthday is takes .253 seconds to turn a whole cake into half a cake. The ‘homeschool mom’ part of my brain is considering turning this into a fraction lesson for Addie. Maybe, maybe not.  It is Saturday after all and fractions were never my favorite. Happy Birthday Gus,…

Wicked Walk 11/26/2014

My morning was spent delivering pies, cakes and cornbread dressing.  People really are nice to you when you have pies, cakes and cornbread dressing. My afternoon was spent in the forest and it was a perfect day for strolling along and soaking up some sunshine. Here is what I saw. I’m not sure what this…

Awards

I have this thing with technology.  You see, it doesn’t love me.  I recently was able to switch phones and received my first picture text EVER on Wednesday.  However, this lovely purple-clad electronic device knows more about life in 2014 than I do.  And the mere fact I have this blog is a wonder, I…