The Invisible Tornado

One of the things i have always had was hyper-vigilance. if you grow up in a situation where a shoe can go through a wall at the drop of a hat, people peel out in cars regularly, and an outdoor voice is the only one spoken behind closed doors, you will be a very anxious …

A Road Runner Egg

I found an egg on the ground. It looked like a smaller long and skinny version of my chicken eggs. It was perfectly in between the size of a wren egg and a chicken egg. It was a middle sized egg. I thought, what bird laid this egg? After some quick research i realized it …

I Hear You. I am Here.

In the week leading up to the treatment an argument ensued between myself and the oak wilt crew leader. We had been dealing with a historic level drought. Never had it been so hot, so early, and for so long, with so little rain. i mowed my grass once this year. Some mowed not at …

I Know Why the Old Tree Died.

I had seen the old tree in the employee parking lot of my former job and noted that it wasn’t doing very well but i didn’t think anything of why. It wasn’t my tree. I wasn’t sure what circumstances it had lived through. so i never gave much thought as to why it was struggling …

Sassafras

When i realized i couldnt walk i went to the local eclectic shop in town and bought a handmade walking stick. I named it sassafras after the wood it was carved from. There was a story about the wood and the maker on the little card attached to it. Sassafras helped me to get around …

This Year’s Additional Orb Weavers

Usually i write a separate post for each orb weaver where i detail their differing personalities but honestly this year i havent been home enough to fully appreciate them. Working 7 days a week i barely discover them but admire them in passing…

What Happened to my Feet

in catching up on writing about the recent events on the homestead i realized i was leaving out a huge chunk of what went on. I think the reason for that is that i didn’t take pictures of what was happening and my writing process is just me scrolling through the cell phone pictures to …