Our Thanksgiving Habit

One thing we do every year, almost as a habit, is smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving. A huge turkey. I’ve posted about it before, but this year we will make two of them, and I got photos for ya! So here goes: 1. Thaw, trim, and rinse turkey. 2. Pour charcoal into fuel portion of smoker.Continue reading “Our Thanksgiving Habit”

We survived another one!

Every year our Thanksgiving tries to go south. And sometimes succeeds. But it’s always for some good purpose, we trust. This year (2012) was no exception: One of our grandsons was walking over our property and failed to notice a fence. Made of barbed wire. It missed his eye by 1/2 inch. One of ourContinue reading “We survived another one!”

Turn on the light!

Another WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Photos below text, this time. I love antiques. I guess because I am one. My favorite era is the Craftsman Style era, when everything here was made here, with pride in craftsmanship. Like this lamp, which still works. I love the frankly simple style, complete with wooden finials, top andContinue reading “Turn on the light!”

My. Oh. My!

Just found the most beautifully-written essay by a 12-year-old, Katie Bayer. Take a peek: Here, I watch the pale morning sun as it plays golden shafts of light on the ground, livening the crisp, fall-time air…. Leaves lazily strum the air as it passes, playfully blowing tendrils of loose hair around my face and bringingContinue reading “My. Oh. My!”