Winter is making an early guest appearance this year: This mid-October day has featured a steady snow. We’re used to seeing a few rogue flakes at this time of year, but this is something else entirely. My winter hating husband is chagrined, but the bright side is: A) Even though at least an inch has […]

All the world’s a stage if one has a trombone and a pick up truck. That’s what Sage recently demonstrated when he gave an impromptu open air performance. Great art just can’t be contained within walls.

Our local birds have tried their hands (well, beaks) at gardening once again this year. They didn’t patch a miniature row of sunflowers against the lower deck like they did last year, but the one they did plant was a real beauty. It emerged from a tiny hole and grew up against the post that […]

Chickens might be my family’s largest livestock, but we live surrounded by cows. Sometimes they stay safely on their side of the fence, content to eat the apples Sage feeds them. But sometimes, the cows come to us. Fortunately, we’re none the worse as a result of our Close Encounters of the Bovine Kind. And, […]

Sage embarked on his career as a fifth grader last week. I’d been hoping for another cute and cuddly year before he hits the dreaded Middle School, but he’s clearly preparing himself to be a teenager–at least judging by his “First Day of Fifth Grade” picture. On the bright side, if the school ever offers […]

A series of vicious storms recently ripped through our state; the last tally I heard was 16 confirmed tornadoes. Fortunately for us, we didn’t get the worst of it, and we were rewarded by one of the most magnificent double rainbows we’d ever seen. In fact, it inspired Sage to dance. Sometimes even the worst […]

Despite some initial skepticism on Court’s part, the two dogs are now fast friends, and I have the adorable photos to prove it: Sometimes even a dog needs a (non-human) best friend.