Tag Archives: Illinois Country Life

Don’t ya just hate that, too/2??

I hate when I write a post, like I did the other evening, intending to post it the next morning after I have reviewed, chosen, edited and then inserted the photos I took to go with it!  But, I accidentally hit PUBLISH instead of SAVE DRAFT. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Newsday

 Good morning! So much I want to do outside!  So much I need to do outside! Yesterday’s rain had other plans. I photographed a lovely sunrise Sunday morning: Did I tell you what a wonderful caretaker of the gourds Happy … Continue reading

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My Friday Staycation

I almost tagged along with Pig-farmer this week on his business trip. Then, I really looked at the meetings & traveling agenda and said, “Yuck.” So this morning, after chores of course, I declared it a “Staycation” day. I made … Continue reading

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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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Tuesday Newsday

Rainy!  The owl is guarding the  pumpkin patch through the showers.  Through some undetermined hard-ship he suffered, he has a stiff neck.  His head is not spinning with the wind.  It is driving Pig-farmer crazy.  Why do I have the … Continue reading

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Rainy morning

The rain was rumbling. Oh, how I wanted to stay in bed, just to listen. Since I don’t “work,” I should be able to do that, right? The animals disagree. This is how my camera caught the rain pouring off … Continue reading

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Welcome to the great outdoors!

Yesterday was the perfect day to move the goats from their well-protected kidding pen to the great outdoors.  We had spring-like weather and another good day predicted for today, to help get them acclimated before that nasty, tired, 4-letter word, … Continue reading

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