Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

I so wanted the birds to peek out from the inside while I was taking this shot. They say the camera makes a sound we cannot hear, but that bothers other creatures. I believe it. These little guys were so cute! But they decided to stay inside for us, at this time. Wise move, I’mContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside”

To Befriend or NOT to Befriend . . .

Okay, you know her name and that she has three children and came from Peoria, and she attends your church when she bothers with attending. You even know what she and her husband argue about. She lives just down the street, after all. You just do not feel very close. Oh, sure, you’ve given herContinue reading “To Befriend or NOT to Befriend . . .”


I cannot believe we finally have cool weather! I cannot believe it. But I am thankful. Oh, YES! A week ago, it was a full fifty degrees warmer, here. Now I am running an exhaust fan and drawing all this cool air into my stuffy house and listening to birds and squirrels chirping and chattering.Continue reading “GOING DOWN!”


I just finished the most wonderful week, followed by an amazing weekend, and how exhausted I am! Does that ever happen to you? A new friend visited me for a whole week. She stayed in our guest house and helped me with cooking and canning. One night I spent the night with her. What funContinue reading “MONDAY! Whew!”

Catch-Up Day

Ooh, am I tired! Yesterday was a catch-up day. Several jobs that had waited long enough finally got my attention. It feels so good to have some of it done. I started the day with the very last of the lavender harvest from last June. You have to realize I had to be 500 milesContinue reading “Catch-Up Day”


Do you ever feel strong, only to find out you’re weak? I sure do. Today we face troubles with our chickens. A raccoon is eating one per day, starting yesterday. Soon we will have none.   We’ve set a trap where the coon can get in it but the cats cannot. It is smart though,Continue reading “Adequacy”