Friday, March 27, 2020

Feeling Homesteady

Today I wonder if I should find my sunbonnet, tie it on, and let it hang down my back. I am feeling like a pioneer. Why?

Well, look what's going on in my kitchen.

Quite the array of pots and such, eh?

Yes, we're making soap. And soup (back burner). But the rest of that stuff is soap stuff. The blue pitcher holds the lye-water mixture. The front pot holds the fat.

Lots of fat
And in the oven? 

Bread dough rising for supper

If I had chickens, I think I'd go gather the eggs right now. Maybe I'll just go learn how to sew an Easter dress instead. 

What out-of-the-ordinary things are you doing while you're staying home lately? Try anything new?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Old Joke

Says 15-year-old: "I want to write a book when I'm younger called How to Reverse the Aging Process."

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

What Happens When. . . ?

What happens when a big Nissan van. . .

meets a tiny little killdeer?

Killdeer intimidation

Well, in our van vs. killdeer matchup, our big van backed down.  Why?

Well, that's not close enough for you to see, is it?

How about now?

Well, hello little mama bird!

The tiny little nest was so hard to see in my father's driveway.

Well-hidden nest

Little mama bird protected her three little eggs fiercely. Good job, mama bird!

Thursday, March 19, 2020


This post is just a short one-- not much more than a less-than-great picture.


I love it when we have a zoo in our backyard.

Friday, March 13, 2020


Daughter (8 years old, to her 6-year-old brother when he walked out of his room without his shirt):  You are not supposed to leave your chamber half-dressed. It is against the rules of civility!

Son (defiantly): I don't have to listen to you OR George Washington!

Thanks, George.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sink with a View

I need to clean my kitchen window, but the view still makes me pause and admire every time.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Deep Thought

Overheard at the dinner table:

Child #1: What's a napkin ring?

Child #2: It's kind of like an onion ring, only a bit crunchier.