My garden tendencies are a matter of public record on this blog. Too much. Too close. Great ideas gone awry (not posted in previous stories to protect the innocent). I tried to behave this year. I actually planted those tiny seeds and transplants far apart – like the label and catalog recommends. Really! I did not … More Garden Update: Invasion Of the Pumpkins
Those of you that are regular readers know that I have three sons. No daughters. Just sons. I was always a tomboy and never a ‘girly’ girl. So, I thought that if anyone could adjust to living with all these males, it was me. I was wrong. Even a tomboy brain like mine does not process things … More Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys
It has been a busy summer on the ranch. So busy, that I have not had time to sit down and write for a while. Three sons means that June is consumed with T-ball and baseball games. Except for that one week it rained…. The ball field in our little town is located in a low-lying … More Flood Cleanup At the Ball Field – More Than Just Getting Ready For a Game
I have written in the past about extreme gardening in the Great Plains. Between wind, drought, and more wind, I have often wondered if I should seek some type of therapy. I have gotten used to a gradually-warming climate (welcomed it even). One side effect of climate change is the uptick in extreme events. We have … More May 18. Frost Advisory. Unhappy Gardener.
A week ago, my family and I journeyed down to Lincoln to watch our niece play in a volleyball tournament. While there, we also took in a Husker baseball game. Sunday’s game (the final in the 3 game series) was cold and rainy but a great matchup between two good teams. Unfortunately, the Huskers came … More Husker Baseball v Ohio State Buckeyes
There is always that one sibling that insists on doing things differently. This is our litter of kittens from summer-2014. The backwards kitten (“Kit”) is a unique personality. Since this picture was taken, she survived a 10-day solo excursion into the wilds of our farm (when cats disappear that long around here, it is extremely … More Doing Things Differently
Most families have traditions, whether they realize it or not. Ours seems to have developed the ignoble tradition of setting the lawn on fire. I am happy to report that the most recent fire occurred while I was off the premises. All the household males were solely responsible for this blaze. It was a normal day. … More Family Traditions (a.k.a. the Lawn Burned Again)
We live in the information age. Now, I know why ignorance is bliss. I have information coming out of my ears (figuratively, not literally), but the hard part is not acquiring the bits and pieces of information. It is organizing them.Computer hard drives are larger than ever. Mine is perpetually full. So I started using … More File Not Found 404
I really am not sure if I should tell this story. It makes me seem like a terrible, horrible, cruel person. And I am not a terrible, horrible, cruel person. I just caused a possum to have a horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad death. One evening, the hubby and sons were off at some activity and I had to … More The Possum Zombie Apocalypse Will Be My Fault
Farm dogs are always on duty. At least, our farm dog thinks she is. One day, after a layer of new snow, I looked out the window over the backyard. This panorama (click to make it larger) shows the enthusiasm our loyal puppy has for protecting her family against…well, I’m not sure what. Below is my best … More What Does a Farm Dog Do All Day?