The Hundred-Year Barn – Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF

Once a farm girl, always a farm girl. So it's especially lovely to go back to my roots via the prose of the fabulous Patricia MacLachlan. The hundred-year barn was built one summer in our meadow with a small stream running through. It was built by townspeople: fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, grandmothers and … Continue reading The Hundred-Year Barn – Perfect Picture Book Friday #PPBF

Stupid Human Tricks

What do a cemetery and a heart attack have in common? Not what you might think. So there I was, home for spring break in the Midwest and taking a little side trip to place some cheery flowers at my parents' grave. The grounds were drab with only a hint of the green that is … Continue reading Stupid Human Tricks

Visiting the Heartland

OK, folks. Thousands of you have requested photos of the BUTTER COW from the Illinois State Fair. As a follow-up to Clint Eastwood's performance at the Republican National Convention, we really can't get any more exciting. So you'll have to wait a little longer for the stories about Costa Rica. Here's the cow we saw … Continue reading Visiting the Heartland