Tag Archives: Shelbyville IL

Not good!

Harvest was going well yesterday until the grain cart decided to pop a wheelie. Parts were available. I was able to pick up and bring them home with me. Repairs are underway this a.m. Yesterday’s and this morning’s sunrise pics … Continue reading

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Counting my fall blessings

October in Illinois – the flowers are telling the evergreens to wait their turn! The Sunken Garden in Forest Park, Shelbyville, is just getting warmed up. The bees are still abuzz. It’s harvest time, after all. Things from the past … Continue reading

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Well, that was awesome!

Shelbyville, Illinois – home of the Touchstone Energy Balloonfest at Lake Shelbyville. Assisting with the Touchstone Energy hot air balloon and Balloonfest is not new to me. What was new to me was actually being a passenger in a hot air balloon. … Continue reading

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Just Make the Coffee at The Mayson Jar

It started with this blog, adding photography to the blog, then adding captions to the animals’ photos.  What did?  What started?  The idea of putting the animals’ photos on other media.  Such as a children’s farm animal book, Who Knows Whose … Continue reading

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Here’s to distractions!

It’s that time of year when I can walk out the door, planning to do the chores and find myself distracted by a multitude of tasks.  Everything is turning green!  We are still so very wet.  Soppy, squishy, soaked.  We … Continue reading

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It is strawberry season in Illinois!  A delightful berry farm is just a couple miles from my house. Here is my favorite recipe for strawberry freezer jam.  I was on my 3rd batch before I thought to take pictures … so … Continue reading

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The bad (down to 12) and the good

The runt did not survive.    Sunday, I was still hoping.  Monday, I started to face the facts.  Tuesday, reality.  So, there is that.  Just make the coffee and carry on. Monday, I had the opportunity to speak at our … Continue reading

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Photo Friday

I hope you enjoy your day!

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