At the Present Time

We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson  (1803-82) Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done and every sunset will see you that much nearer … Continue reading


Sign Up for the Christmas in the Country Gift Exchange

Today Jamie Rhoades (This Uncharted Rhoade), Laurie Link (COUNTRY LINKed), Erin Mullins (Diaries from the Dirt Road) and I are officially announcing the second annual Christmas in the Country gift exchange! We’re glad you have decided to join up with us and participate in the gift exchange. If this is your second time, welcome back. If it’s your first time, get … Continue reading


Cold Temps, Calendars, and a Good Read

We are still dealing with arctic weather on the prairie. Last Thursday and Friday it was 10* with no wind; beautiful! I went for a short walk outside and our neighbors horses were along the road. Saturday and Sunday were raw with single digit highs and constant 25-30 mph winds. We saw temps in the mid teens yesterday and it … Continue reading


Unfolding Our Wings

I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we … Continue reading


Adjusting to the Cold

J’s Uncle Doug has been visiting (the same Uncle that was out in early October). We have enjoyed his good help and having an extra set of hands during this cold snap is awesome. I am looking forward to… little brown pullet eggs. The hens are taking the cold well and I’m getting 4-6 white eggs a day. I am learning… … Continue reading