“Each of us actually believes that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation.” Michael A. Singer I felt more than a little overwhelmed this spring when I realized there was no way I could continue my plan to keep the pecan orchard … More Ready to Surrender
I admit I felt much better after we completed the installation of mesh tarps all around the inside of the welded-wire fencing of the deer pen. This not only provides a more visual barrier, it also provided a protective blanket of sorts that would hopefully keep Emma and Ronnie from harming themselves if they hit the … More Protective Fences
Weekends are usually the same as every other day for me, except that I am not on FD’s work schedule, meaning I do not get up quite as early to prepare breakfast and open up the storage building where our vehicles are stored, and unlock the front gate before he heads to work. This morning … More Hear Me Roar!
In early August, our nephew Sid asked if he could come visit for a week before he had to return to school. My sister Juli called the night before to be sure of the meeting location on the north side of Wichita, Kansas – the halfway point for both our parties to meet. Juli would … More Fishing Nomads
Not surprisingly, it did not take FD long to find a name for our new doe fawn. The week before Emma’s arrival we drove to Wichita Kansas to meet my sister Jules. Wichita is more or less the halfway point between Jules’ home in Nebraska and our home in Oklahoma. She was bringing sixteen-year-old Emily … More Emma Deer’s Namesake
I had to think long and hard about using the word Hillbilly in this post. Before ultimately deciding to go for it, I Googled the definition just to be sure. Folks, in some parts of the country, might consider the term insulting and derogatory but, at least to people in this area, reference to a hillbilly is … More What Hillbillies Do In Winter!
I awoke early in the morning on our last full day in New York City, and opened the room shades to find another sunny and mild day. The weather had been near perfect the entire trip, and today looked like it would be no exception. I was also feeling excited that tonight Emily would perform at Carnegie Hall in … More New York City… A Birthday To Remember
My best piece of advice for survival in New York City would be a comfortable pair of shoes that offer support and have good traction. I would love to know how many miles we pounded out on the pavement each day during our visit. FD’s arches ached each evening when we returned to our hotel room. Sid’s feet hurt too. … More New York City… Picking Up The Pace
Naturally, I awoke that first morning in NYC wondering (worrying) about what was going on back home. After all, what kind of mother would I be if I did not check in with Sissy Jo throughout the week to check on our three little Japanese Chin and to find out how Daisy was managing with her new … More New York City… Walking the NY Walk – The First Three Days
Back in March when FD and I first committed to going, I could not give much thought to our trip to New York City. It was just too overwhelming for me. For one, we had not managed a significant vacation in more than seven years, as it seemed our finances were always funneled into a … More New York City… A Farm Girl Hits the Big Town
I fretted something fierce the week before FD and I headed to New York City. It was our first real vacation in seven years. I wanted everything to be done here on our ten acres so that on our return we would not have so much to deal with. FD’s sister from Dallas, Sissy Jo, offered … More Catching Up After Vacation