We started our farm when the girls were young teenagers. They spent hours in the chicken coop with the new chicks, cooing to and naming them. Tempers would flare and they would take their own time out among the soft chirping and fresh straw. My youngest daughter and I (along with dad and Reed) have … More Farm Heroes and the New Chicken Yard, Greenhouse, and Shed.
We have a lovely art museum in Denver. The architecture is modern meets medieval and the exhibits change regularly. Floors of ancient and new art serve to inspire and educate. The museum makes sure that there are things to keep the children busy as well. Pads of paper and boards with things to look for … More A Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum
My daughter, Shyanne, is the queen of Halloween. She drives an old, lifted Jeep Cherokee with a life sized skeleton named Victor in the front seat all year. When Shyanne invited me to her Halloween day with my other daughter and granddaughter, I didn’t hesitate (never turn down opportunities to be with loved ones). I … More A Frightfully Fun Halloween Party for Any Age
And then they thought, “Why, we should be four. Four holds infinite love at its door.” But first there was one. She is our youngest daughter, Emily, and she is ever so much fun. Then there were two. And no one stole my heart faster than you know who… I became a Grammie and Doug … More What if There Were Four? (a joyful family tale)
And she awakens at the dawn of Imbolc and wanders the country side warming the earth as she goes, for the maiden has been reborn and with her the internal fire of life. She is Brigid, the Celtic goddess who was so beloved among the people that the Catholic Church made her a saint in order to … More Brigid and Joyous Imbolc
Ornaments are special. They tell stories and relive memories on the glistening tree. This year when we went on our family vacation and visited the North Pole I picked up an ornament that held nine names. It helped seal the moment. We will look back at that ornament and relive the fun we had riding … More The Storytelling Tree
The hazy golden dusk illuminated the sky behind their silhouettes in the cool evening air. The cars stopped and the elegant family of deer crossed. The leader had a staggering limp. Yet the two does stayed at her flank and did not attempt to cross quickly or ahead of her. The large buck, his antlers glorious … More A Thanksgiving Tale
Long before the church said it was evil and before Hollywood and candy companies made a fortune, a simple holiday took place on October 31st. The third and final harvest festival and the eve of the new year called Samhain (pronounced Sow-en). The hard work of farming, hunting, and filling the larder was through as … More A Simple Samhain Ceremony with Children
For those that are long time readers, the people that are mentioned in my blog are almost characters in a book. It’s fun to see folks that read the blog meet my friends for the first time. It’s almost as if they know them! Rodney is one of those characters. He and his wife, Pat, have been … More Happy Birthday HotRod!
I simply cannot wait to hold those babies in my hand. Those little balls of fluff. As we were losing our rented farm and needing to find someone to live with, we had to give away everything. I stood outside and watched those chickens be placed head first into crates. My chickens. Laverne, Luisa, Ginger, … More Chicken Mama