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Monthly Archives: July 2005
Rafe liked the Indian farm, mainly because of their prolific use of sticks. Several times he tried to make off with a souveneir stick from one of the huts. Matt’s paternal grandmother was reportedly part American Indian. She would have … Continue reading
There’s no doubt I was born at least a hundred years too late (though I do love my internet). But I’m not sure which one I would choose to live on – the 1850 Pioneer Farm or the 1900 Horse-Powered … Continue reading
We took a few days vacation this week and headed to Des Moines with the kids. The highlight of the trip, for me anyway, was a visit to Living History Farms. At the 1850 farm, Rafe was enthralled with the … Continue reading
Wednesday evening the girls and I headed over to NIACC for the Midwest Environmental Education Conference . We’d been asked to come and set up a display about our farm as part of their “Appetizers and Advertisers” program. I wish … Continue reading
When I said that the dog show was the most exciting part of the fair, I should have qualified that by saying it was the most exciting part for me. Not that it wasn’t exciting for Madeline, but I’ve noticed … Continue reading
Well, I’m going to start with the most exciting event first – the dog show. Madeline started training our 1-year-old Great Pyrenees, Ike, as soon as the weather got nice last spring. Once dog classes started the beginning of June … Continue reading
Our county fair is going on this week, thus the bit of silence on the blog. We started Tuesday evening washing the chickens. There’s a reason for the saying “madder than a wet hen”. Wednesday morning Madeline had her horticulture … Continue reading
A ride in the loader bucket. Mom’s idea of an accident waiting to happen.
This weekend Rafe got hold of my microphone, so Matt started coaching him in rocker-speak ala Les Zahn and First Amendment. Throw me some metal! Somebody scream! Are you ready to rock? One time!