In the fall of 2020, the world was still hunkered down, frightened to come out into the open too quickly, and our family found itself without a homeschool community. Suddenly we would not have any outside support in writing instruction. I was concerned that I would not be able to motivate my two students toContinue reading “Young Writers Miscellany”
We have had a bluebird box on our property for several years. Usually, a bluebird couple raises two broods in it per year. This year, we found a different type of nest. At first I thought this was a tufted titmouse nest. It fits the general structure: mostly moss, lined with dried grass and fur.Continue reading “Nests!”
Distressed denim is certainly all the rage at the moment. I am expanding “distressed” trend to include houseplants, specifically my prized fiddle-leaf fig tree. I recently refreshed the soil in its pot, and while I was at it I cut back the roots quite a bit. Google tells me my plant is probably suffering fromContinue reading “Distressed”
Yesterday we hosted a birthday party for Lydia. In lieu of gifts, we asked the guests to bring items to pack in shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Lydia and Luke have both enjoyed packing shoeboxes for several years. We were joined by family and friends, along with two volunteers on the Operation Christmas Child year-roundContinue reading “Operation Christmas Child Birthday Party”
A guest post by Lydia Tyndall. Mark Twain is one of America’s most well-known authors, and he is from right here in Missouri. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who would later adopt the pen name Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835 in a two room house in Florida, Missouri. Halley’s comet streaked across the skyContinue reading “Mark Twain”
Our family has a long tradition of entering items in the Life and Arts department of our local fair. This year I entered only one item, which was in the antiques category. It was an old McCall’s pattern catalog from 1910. Lydia entered several items. The most impressive is the grand-champion double-knit globe hat. InContinue reading “Fair Entries”
Lydia and Luke like to entertain themselves by playing with the garden hose in the driveway. Today they rigged it up on the basketball goal and created an outdoor shower. Luke had the idea that we could bring out the toiletries and they could take their regular showers outside. I am always being accused ofContinue reading “Outdoor Shower”
Today’s post is by a special guest: Lydia Tyndall! Jacques Tyndall Basic facts Jacques Tyndall is a red merle Miniature Australian Shepherd. His full name is Jacques Jaykay Tilty Heady Doggie Not A Whiggy Lick-A-Face Tyndall. He lives in Brookline, Missouri with his family. Early Life Jacques Tyndall was born at Circle G Mini Aussies.Continue reading “A Biography of Jacques Tyndall”
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