Yesterday evening we ended up eating pretty early and still had several hours of daylight left in the day. I asked Lydia if she would like to go with me to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield to walk the only major trail there we haven’t hiked yet. Of course she said yes, so off we wentContinue reading “Womanly Uplands Trail”
Although we had a very wet spring here in southwest Missouri, the last couple of weeks have been very dry. On Monday we had a very light sprinkle. It was really more of a mist, and it happened while the sun was shining. It wasn’t enough rain to water any plants, but it was enoughContinue reading “Enough Rain”
Yesterday evening Luke and I were out in the backyard with Jacques. Luke was tossing the frisbee in the air, and Jacques was trying to catch it in his mouth. He succeeded a few times. This was pretty fun to capture on slow-motion video. I love seeing his long fur shift around as he moves.
My cut flower garden is right in front of my common milkweed patch. In hindsight, maybe this wasn’t the best plan, since common milkweed spreads by runners under the ground. I am constantly pulling tiny little milkweed plants up from the cut flower garden. But in any case, the two sections of the garden areContinue reading “Cut Flower Surprise”
Today began a new tradition here at Tyndall Acres. It seems like gourd washing should be one of those old-fashioned farm chores that only happens every so often: barn-raising, lard-rendering, candle-making, etc. For the last couple of years, we have purchased gourds at a local farm for Lydia to decorate and enter in the fair.Continue reading “First Annual Gourd Washing Day”
A while ago I read a post on instagram about sanctification, which is the process of becoming more and more like Christ. I don’t remember the post’s actual words, but the basic idea was that hard days as a mom serve as a means to our sanctification. I really liked this idea and realized IContinue reading “Scripture Writing”
In our family, we use the word “exnerve” to desctibe a time of anticipation in which a person is both excited and nervous. This morning Lydia was exnerve. Near the beginning of the summer, she created a two-item bucket list: 1. Float down a river in a boat. 2. Witness first-hand a horse galloping. Well,Continue reading “Exnerve”