Tag Archives: Illinois

Letting Nature do her thing.

Winter is not my favorite season. However,  I can truly appreciate the beautiful moments, when I open up to them. Winter will flow on and give way to spring. Now, is the time to rest and wait. Letting nature do … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Predators

The evil squash bugs are creating havoc in our patch.  Well, that and the really rainy month of June, possibly.  I have lots of vines.  Not so many pumpkins, this year.  There have been lots of bees and butterflies around … Continue reading

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Waiting …

on Abigail to calve! My big girl’s due date was yesterday.  She was showing the right signs on Monday, so I thought I would have a post of Polled Hereford delightfulness by now. Patience.  Not my strongest suit.

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Miracle of miracles

I didn’t have my camera outside with me very much last week; but I did catch an unusual and pretty sunrise. Saturday was a day for pig-work.  The kind of pig-work that made me dread heading out the door.  First, … Continue reading

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Can you hear the whispers?

Yesterday was not a quiet day. It was flock-of-snow-geese noisy! It was stand-strong, prepare for harsh, winter weather, gray, moody kind of day. Today dawned cold, but crisp and clear. A we-weathered-another-storm kind of day. The kind of quiet where … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

One day.  One nice day this week to get stuff done outside. Yesterday was not it. Hello, Happy. The Christmas lights will get put up another day. Today, it is raining.  Gloomy.  Gray. Let there be light! We are getting … Continue reading

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Hear me ROAR!

We survived that late-fall snow!  It quickly reminded me why winter is not my favorite season. 2014 was definitely the year that winter returned to Illinois.  So, I am taking the attitude that since it is still 2014 …. this … Continue reading

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So, it snowed.

Which was completely unnecessary in my humble opinion. I mean, I know it is pretty and all that stuff, but it is November 16th!  Winter, by my calendar, is not until December 21st. The animals didn’t seem to mind too … Continue reading

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4-Wheeler Vacation

Yesterday afternoon, after way too many days of rain, mist, clouds and gloom, the sun came out!  I did my little happy-dance and trotted outside.  Danced and trotted as well as I could in my rubber chore boots.  After some … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch News

Since I woke up to temperatures in the 50’s …. in July …. in central Illinois … I decided I had to work in the pumpkin patch today.  My garden of weedin’. I found the first pumpkin blossom hiding among the big … Continue reading

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