We are getting rain. Lots of rain lately. I wonder if we will have another wet winter.
Sometimes when I am reading a book I try to make myself slow down by insisting to myself to read every word out loud in my head. I used to encourage my students to do this in exams. Read every word out loud in… Continue Reading “HOW DO YOU THINK”
When I went to bed last night it was 4F (minus 15 celcius) – now, I know for you people up in the mountains to the north this is not too cold but for me here on the plains of Illinois this is bloody… Continue Reading “ALTERNATING UNIVERSES”
I think Daylight Saving is Barbaric!
Hullo PUMPKINS! ( sorry for the spelling mistake! I fixed it). A lovely local town donated all their Halloween pumpkins to us! Twenty something of them. And the pigs could not be happier! I am going up to Chicago at Thanksgiving. I want to… Continue Reading “GOODBYE HALLOWEEN”
But that was as close as I got before she saw me.
I have loaded my pictures but I can’t find my words.
All around me. In all four cardinal directions – but nothing to do with the sins – the wheat is sprouting. Struck. Rising up! Wheat is a hardy grass. Some varieties are sown just before the cold really hits yet are strong enough to… Continue Reading “RISING UP”
As I moved from one job to the next mending fences and cleaning out pens, laying in straw and filling water tanks, shifting pigs – a flock of ducks waddled along behind me. Scolding and chattering.
With the six. And their field. All the oats and corn are gone already. They ate all the best feed first . Being pigs and all. We have late summer colour succumbing to cold frosty mornings. It was quite cold yesterday – it was… Continue Reading “START IN THE BARN”