Australian Shepherd T-shirts

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”

Stay-at-home Projects

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”

Grand Champions

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”

Ozark Empire Fair 2020

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”

Gourd Birdhouses

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


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