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 …

Ailith

I found another orb weaver with a giant web stretched between two trees. This one is located in front of the tool shed right before the orchard. I named her Ailith. Now Tove has a neighbor. I am ecstatic about the existence of both of them! There are two giant ones in May already. This …

An Unfortunate or Fortunate Mistake

At 3:46 am i was feeling pretty proud of myself for being 14 minutes ahead of schedule to open the store after only 45 minutes of sleep. I figured i would definitely turn off all the alarms and botch my morning waking up moments before i was supposed to be there but here we were …

Spring Returns

Now mid-way into April the bluebonnets and indian paintbrushes began to emerge on the sides of the highways. My pear tree put out a number of beautiful waxy pink tinged leaves. My mulberry tree flowered, became pollinated, and currently sports a small crop of bumpy green berries. The agarita bushes bloomed, were polinated, and grew …

A Little Friend

Last night i turned the bathroom light out and headed back towards the kitchen when i noticed a frog hopping down the middle of our floor. The strange thing was that it wasn’t a squatty hard bumpy toad like i was used to. it was a smooth slimy frog with these long gangly arms. It …

Something is Feeling us Out

Last night i was startled awake from a dead sleep by a noise that shook the bed. I thought something must have fallen in the house and hit the floor, causing the bed to shake. When i turned on the light and looked around i couldn’t find anything out of place. I tried not to …

Wildfire

I knew there were fires to the north of us but they were hours away. I knew my friends, neighbors, and coworkers were holding down the fort at home while their husbands took time off work and drove up north in the middle of the night with livestock trailers and bottles of water with the …