We celebrated Keith’s birthday on January 4th.
Earlier this year, Lydia and I walked every trail at Wildon’s Creek National Battlefield. (Actually there was a tiny trail we realized only recently we had missed.) Anyway, lately we have been going again and taking Jacques with us. Now it is our goal to take Jacques on every trail there. We are off toContinue reading “Jacques at Wilson’s Creek”
Lydia and Luke’s birthdays are both in the fall, and a dear dog-loving friend gifted them both Australian Shepherd T-shirts. They are fun to wear, and Jacques approves.
We just returned from a trip from the gulf coast of Florida. We stayed in a condo on Belleair Beach, which is just south of Clearwater Beach. I had some “goals” for this trip, things I wanted to get done. I had them listed on the Notes app on my phone. Somehow I accidentally deletedContinue reading “Florida”
Back in March, our county enacted a stay-at-home order. While at first this was a hard thing to process and accept, we made the most of it. We had a large amount of scrap fabric, which I impulsively started cutting into six-inch squares. My plan was to make a quilt. Of course Lydia was veryContinue reading “Stay-at-home Projects”
When we visted our local fair last weekend, none of the youth entries had a big purple grand champion ribbon. We thought maybe they were not being awarded this year due to the smaller number of overall entries. However, when Keith and Lydia went to pick up the items today, they were pleasantly surprised! Luke’sContinue reading “Grand Champions”
This weekend Lydia and I walked on the last two trails we needed to say we have walked every trail at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield! The last section we needed to complete was the northern-most part of the Manley Uplands Trail, renamed by us as the Womanly Uplands Trail. We ran into a problem, however.Continue reading “Wilson’s Creek: Complete!”
Our family has been attending the fair for about a decade. It didn’t take long for us to discover the Life and Arts department. Lydia in particular loves creating items to be judged in the fair each summer. This summer there were much fewer entries than normal due to Covid-19, but we still entered severalContinue reading “Ozark Empire Fair 2020”
About a month ago we had our First Annual Gourd Washing Day here at Tyndall Acres. Lydia and I both decided to enter a special event at our local fair called Wings. This event featured different bird crafts for adults and youth. We both decided to enter the Functional Birdhouse category and make birdhouses fromContinue reading “Gourd Birdhouses”
It’s comforting to know that as the world seems to fall apart and all the normals shift into “new normals,” late summer still brings ripe elderberries and singing cicadas. “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”Genesis 8:22 NIV