It seems that when you go to the zoo, the people you arrive with are, more or less, the same people you travel with all day. One of our traveling companions this week was an older woman on a scooter. I caught her watching us several times, and I either smiled or made some small, […]

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

{PRETTY} Is there anything more beautiful – I mean prettier – than brothers and sisters who genuinely love each other?  I never tire of watching them interact with each other.  Meggie was talking to Evie in front of the tiger exhibit.  Oh, yes!  We got to go to the zoo!  Of course, it was really […]

Monday Morning

We’re making homemade ice cream on the farm today, so do stop by to read that! We’re not having school today.  No sirree!  It’s going to be too pleasant a day to spend it indoors, slaving over our books.  Out and about we go!  The rest of the week will be much cooler.  We can […]

Homemade Ice Cream

Hey, there!  Today, I want to share with you a method I use to make homemade ice cream, without keeping any special equipment on hand beyond a hand mixer and an ordinary freezer.  There will also be irrelevant photographs sprinkled throughout.  Ready? To make ice cream, you only need a few ingredients: 1 1/4 cups […]

Set Us Free

From the morning prayer, 3/11/2015: Set us free from all evil; show us, in the confusion of our lives, the things that really matter.  – Renew us, Lord, in your spirit. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.  We can chat in the comments when you’ve had time to ponder.  🙂

A Perfect Pair

David and I got out of the car and stopped to share a kiss in the parking lot before going our separate ways.  It was raining, so he had on his yellow rain coat.  I had the hood pulled up on my red wool jacket.  “You two compliment each other perfectly!” remarked our young chauffeur, […]

A Mother’s Heart

We’re in the midst of one (hopefully) last winter storm, and one of my little chicks needs to be out today.  Right now, it is only raining, but as the temperature continues to drop, it’s expected to change to sleet, and then to snow.  We’re forecast for as much as a foot of snow!  And […]