Hamilton: the first calf born on my farm and the sweetest, gentlest Jersey. Thank you, Debbi Lincoln, for this beautiful painting! It captures my steer perfectly.
Little Jack Frost Little Jack Frost went up the hill, Watching the stars and the moon so still; Watching the stars and the moon so bright, And laughing alone with all his might. Little Jack Frost ran down the hill, Late in the night when the winds were still; Late in the fall when the […]
Fall. What does it make you think of? Flannel shirts. Pumpkins and winter squash. Chilly evenings perfect for sipping hot herbal tea. Fresh pressed cider. Leaves. The list could go on and on and on. But the leaves! Of all four seasons, fall is my favorite. I love the crisp smells; the pot roasts, chowders […]
Years ago, while still in grade school, one of my favorite books (and it still is) was “The Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805” by Eric Sloane. From Noah’s brief diary entries and Sloane’s own detailed narratives one gets a glimpse into a bygone era and can relive life on a rural […]
Ever since Israel became a nation she has been at war. War is a part of life there. This song, “Daddy Come Home” is dedicated to those fathers who did not make it home. It’s one of those songs that once you hear it, you’ll never forget it. I cry every time.
I love hiking. During the summer one of my favorite things to do (when I have the time) is hike on my great uncle’s Hill. Years ago my family and I would hike up there and spend hours harvesting herbs (plantain; elecampane; elderberries; mullein). And some of my fondest memories are from when I was […]
Boaz’s horn nubs started popping through at two weeks so I made an appointment for the vet to come out. Everything went well. Except for one thing: when the vet gave him the sedative I thought I had hold of Boaz tight enough; but when that needle poked him – WHAM! Boaz threw his head. […]