Bratty Murray Grey Calves

Recent rains have given us wet ground, high winds, falling branches, down trees and a heavy weed load. Saturated ground means that we can’t mow our fencelines without running the risk of creating ruts, or getting stuck. That means that most of our fences, which have...

Shippin’ Up To Dublin – Part 2

About five years ago, Scott mentioned that we should go to Scotland for our 25th wedding anniversary. His statement was more of a kind gesture than anything that would ever resemble reality, as likely to happen as finishing the basement. We talked about it with a few...

Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Interlude

This loom is probably very much like the looms my great-grandfather would have recognized. As a part-timing, semi-self-employed, participation-trophy-wife, E-350 driving working mom, I was often available to chaperone field trips with our younger children (the older...

Shippin’ Up to Dublin – Part 1

Almost all the land in Ireland is grazing land Ireland wasn’t first on my list of anniversary vacation destinations. I’m not even sure if it was second, or third. Yeah, I was part Irish, or so I thought, but Scotland was at the top of my list, and had been...

When You Literally Put the Mud in Mudroom

The mudroom looks completely different in the summer. Whenever I go onto Pinterest or Houzz, and type in “mudroom”, there’s all these beautiful white rooms with book bag hooks, and cute little cubbies and even the washer and dryer and I sort of ooh,...

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