Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am conservative, thrifty, cheap. Is this the reason I like to cook outside? In my head I think I'm saving the universe; with the elimination of indoor cooking heat we can postpone turning on the a/c by a week or two. This is certainly to eliminate world hunger, national deficit, energy crisis, or any political platform issue I wish to list. As is obvious I am rather ignorant of political platform  issues, because I'm busy cooking outside!

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 2013

The native hydrangeas I transplanted a few years ago are really putting on a show this year.

Little Bill posing with the daisies.

Lola avoided two appointments at the beauty shop this spring. So I decided to give a shot at grooming her myself. It took 3 days. At one point she had half of her face and rear trimmed. Too bad I don't have a picture of that day. 

Commander. Rex is hoping to find him a female. His latest goal is to be able to claim that he is a donkey farmer. 
Our yard garden has been expanded. 

We added chickens to the family again this year. 7 hens, not too pretty to look at, but great layers.

Tater Tot. She's been here a year. Poor Toby wasn't keeping the mice population down due to his missing leg. 

The girls attended basketball camp at the U of Ozarks. They worked hard for 3 afternoons. Savannah was awarded the Hustle Award. You go girl!

Sonic after Basketball camp. Savannah acting a fool in the parking lot and taking a picture of me laughing at her. 

Toby sunning under the laundry.

The chickens are sneaking into the garden. I'm attempting to use the river reed to keep them out.

My Jenni. In her element. 

aaaahhhhh, she slipped on cow poo!

My friend's sweet little blond boys in Houston.

Mom's backyard. An oasis in Lake Jackson. 

One day while looking out her window she spied a turtle laying eggs in the yard. The blue crate is protecting them from predators. 

Dad's house, where the sky is big and hills gently roll.

And the kids still know how to have fun in a sprinkler. (After we made them get off their IPods and come outside!)

Dad's front porch.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rainy Day in May V

Napping and dominoes on a ...Rainy Day in May

Rainy Day in May IV

A successful bottling on a ...Rainy Day in May

Rainy Day in May III

This is what teenagers do on a ....Rainy Day in May

Rainy Day in May II

Little Bill snuggling with cedar shavings...a rainy day in May

A Rainy Day in May

Rex tying up the tomato plants that fell during the rain. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Have you ever...

Have you ever read through your old posts? I have just read through several years (which isn't saying much considering my past years) of my old blog posts and I LOVE IT! What memories. I am reminded of the days past, inspired to continue and anticipating what is to come. 

I have also caught up on blogs that I LOVE to follow. This reminds me of why I began blogging in the first place.

In conclusion I do not LOVE posts without at least one photo, so here she is...
Sancho, his tractor and local labor.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I am home.
And healing from a stressful junior year in college.
I didn't move away, physically.
But I believe I had emotionally checked out.
I am learning to feel again.
I refuse to make a to-do list.
Today I picked flowers, sat on the porch, listened to the rain and talked to family.
I am home.

(Is that a haiku?)