Category Archives: Country Living

Life in central Illinois

Not Bad for Monday

Beautiful sights today! Had a little rain during the night. Just a dust settling rain. The sky was full of colors this evening. Love fall in the country! Field meals were hot ham and cheese sandwiches with brownies. The Harvest … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 26

It was a wonderfully busy day, that started out gray, but quickly improved to autumn gorgeousness. Clint worked near the house, which was so nice! I could walk out to the field to ride along and see the house from … Continue reading

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Harvest 2020 Begins!

It isn’t pedal-to-the metal – yet! More of a testing-the-equipment run. There is no mistaking the summer greens are shifting to autumn’s golds. Last night’s sunset was the finishing touch of a wonderful day. I hope you enjoy God’s beauty … Continue reading

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Another patio view

Last night, right before going inside after enjoying a summer evening on the patio, we were graced with a moon goddess visit, otherwise known as a Luna moth. Miss Luna flew toward our patriotic led lights flag, but fluttered downward, … Continue reading

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Crops of the Midwest

Soybeans + Corn = White-tailed Deer Summer blessings – view from our patio.  

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Some days call for pretty pictures.

Each sunset brings an opportunity to reflect on the day’s beauty. Find the beauty. It’s there!    

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Farmhouse Supper

Yesterday was a cool, windy, cloudy “spring” day. Comfort food was on the menu! Roast Potatoes, carrots, and onions Amish Friendship Bread What’s on your comfort menu?    

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I concede.

I had such hopes.I kept the faith. My hopes fell like the autumn leaves. No Indian Summer this fall for Central Illinois. But faith is knowing the sun will shine again … despite snow in November! Even Bubbles decided to … Continue reading

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Falling back

The beautiful season of autumn lets your senses sail away.  Fall in the country has it’s very own smell. The trick is to breathe deeply and notice it! Reminisce a bit, then brush your hands off, and appreciate each beautiful … Continue reading

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Backyard Paradise

Spring is slowly, daintily, tiptoeing into the dance of seasons. Sunday, I chose to explore, enjoy, and try to express the wild beauty of my backyard. I hoped to even find morel mushrooms, just as I’ve hoped this property is home to Redbud … Continue reading

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