Strep

Strep throat has hit our house. Claire and I are down and being treated. Caroline woke up this morning with a scratchy throat. Dang it. Since Lynn is neck deep in corn harvest he's not able to help by hanging out with Claire. Two kids at the doctor are quite a challenge. So I call... Continue Reading →

Hot late summer

The calves are still being born. This calf is a day old here, it was hidden in the grass with Mama cow closely monitoring. The girls gently petted it a couple times, which made their day. They are so soft when they are new. No matter where we go, Claire wants to wear a dress... Continue Reading →

The Adult

Between Three Waters

Some people delight in rules. They love following them, enforcing them, making up new ones. Anyone who knows me but I am not one of those people.

But Caroline is.

We are intrinsically different people. Learning to parent her as she needs to be parented might be my biggest challenge in life to date.

She loves to be early to things. She has been laying out clothes for me in the morning (against my wishes) so that I will “hurry up” and get her to school earlier. I got her to school 10 minutes ahead of when she absolutely had to be there yesterday…she got so excited she shook. In her mind school is a task to accomplish, and she loves tasks.

Last night I jokingly said I was going to take flying lessons.

C1. “Oh Mama. You can’t”

Me. “Why not?

C1. “What if you crashed and got hurt?”

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The Adult

Some people delight in rules. They love following them, enforcing them, making up new ones. Anyone who knows me but I am not one of those people. But Caroline is. We are intrinsically different people. Learning to parent her as she needs to be parented might be my biggest challenge in life to date. She... Continue Reading →

Dog days

Some days just aren't a win. I took the day off today to hang out with the girls, as our babysitter had some things she needed to do today. The dog needed shots etc... and today was a good enough day for it. When I told the kids it was time to go and that... Continue Reading →

Farmer’s Top 10

The frenzy of spring has mellowed into long, muggy summer days. The work on the farm has transitioned to baling straw to be used for contractors and homeowners, baling hay for cattle to eat over the winter when the grass ceases to grow, checking on cows and fixing equipment in preparation for fall It is... Continue Reading →

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