Monthly Archives: July 2014

What is that word?

What is the word I am searching for?  It is not ‘trepidation.’  It is not ‘fear’.  ‘Curiosity’ isn’t quite right, either.  How to describe heading out to do chores?  ‘Wonder’?  ‘Hyper-alertness’ ?? It is what makes answering the question, “How … Continue reading

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Pig-farmer strikes again!!

While having a delightful picnic lunch over-looking Lake Shelbyville today, I told my friends the story I am about to tell you.  They both encouraged me to record it for prosperity on the blog.  They know (and love) Pig-farmer and look … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

This summer morning: For today, friends, I hope you find contentment in the little joys… for they are actually the big joys.

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Tuesday Newsday

HAY DAY We decided to bale this mowing of the pasture.  It was so lush and thick with all the rain we’ve had and not too many animals grazing it. There is a lot that needs to come together for … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

While strolling the pasture, I was being scolded by a meadowlark.  I assumed she was worried about her babies …     For today friends, may your weeds be flowers.

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Tuesday Newsday

This time of year I love playing, “What’s growing in the pumpkin patch?”  I love watching the plants develop.  This year, it is especially challenging because I planted as the weather and my easily-distracted personality allowed me to!  Last year, I … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

  For this weekend, I hope you find a shady, comfy place for a nap!

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Pumpkin Pie’s Day for Exploring

Curiosity finally got to her. What, exactly, is on the other side of the paddock fence? Oh…I can go right in through the opening at the end?  Who knew!?   And the other side?  Has more …. pasture!  Fine, fine … Continue reading

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Tuesday Newsday, July 8

Good morning! We’ve been getting some rain.  Showers, not storms.  Great news for July in Illinois. Baby pumpkin at the base of the blossom.  🙂  I love watching the pumpkins develop. “Good morning!” say the goats: Today, it was Pumpkin … Continue reading

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Photo Friday on the 4th of July

   Celebrating the 4th of July in flowers:

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