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Joy-finder, traveler, mom to many, wife to one, sometime photographer
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There was a question this week about how our school days normally run. I have been working on a summing up, but haven't found a minute to write it. Things like this complicate... The first of our two away game... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
St. John's church sits nestled among high coastal meadows by the sea. The weather was rather bleak the whole ride there. The rain let up just as we arrived. My husband went to scope out the trail to decide if... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
I have been wanting to share this breathtaking bit of Cornish coast, but day after day gets swallowed up in sports and grading quizzes and sounding out phonics and practicing cursive capitals and walking my daily miles - which is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Phil 4:13 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Starry Sky Ranch
From one morning this week. We improvised games from this book and another favorite. Goes like this.... How many animals are in the pen? Are there more inside or out in the pasture? If the farmer has 3 animals and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"All gardening is landscape painting." William Kent Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
I have wanted to snag a picture of a local farmhouse which is being rethatched this summer. The house stands right alongside a busy road however so while we get a good look at it every time we drive by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
My guys pretty much do everything with gusto. I just sat on the ground and cracked up between shots. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Growing up the only connection I made between autumn and spiders was Halloween and that mainly due to decorations. In England, the spiders are impossible to miss come fall. While out walking at dawn the other day the dew showcased... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"Better than an argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup." Wendall Berry Yep. No words can explain the pure joy of pulling food right off the plant. No words necessary to explain their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Almost. Not yet. Not soon enough says one boy. His books have arrived and he is so ready. Three more days... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
This has been home-away-from-home during my absence in this space lately. Mornings spent reading with steaming mugs nearby. Days spent hiking. Evenings full of exploring all the nooks and crannies of the eco-friendly farm which surrounded us. Our host was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Into the orchard this week. It is much cooler than last year this time which makes for a far more pleasant job of picking. If it was warmer we would be fighting the wasps which devoured the fruit right on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Everything is coming in a fortnight early this year, says the farmer. Caught me a bit by surprise this year. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Framlingham Castle came alive with dancing and medieval combat last weekend and we were front and center for all the action. The sun even showed up which made it pretty close to perfect. The reenactment, provided by the Plantagenet Society,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"People will say it’s sad that she leaves a lesser scar, that fewer remember her, that she was loved deeply but not widely. But it’s not sad... It’s triumphant. It’s heroic. Isn’t that the real heroism? The real heroes anyway... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
The temperature has dropped considerably, but we got another cutting of rhubarb in which made me very happy. Hands down our favorite rhubarb crisp recipe is here. Cutting stringy rhubarb with a butter knife is a big treat for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
There is a definite autumnal feel to our days lately. Summer not only peaked at solstice but pretty much only happened during that small window. It's been cool and breezy and probably just right to nudge us towards the coming... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
Both of us doing the same work in different ways this weekend. Building bit by bit we are. Me, pausing from my window. This one, pausing from the roof. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
We got the tail end of hurricane winds this week. No bad weather but a lovely breeze blowing through the whole house. I will miss this when autumn comes and windows are fastened tight again. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
"Closeness counts. There is no substitute for geneuine felt connection. We cannot control the culture outside our homes, but as parents we can create the culture we choose inside our families and communities...Especially in today's tech-oriented environment, it is in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
We hit the jackpot with this creamy dill sauce. Dutifully I have been buying fish and trying to like it but Friday was the real thing. It was really, really good. We had houseguests and the oven was full so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
It's actually happening now for some crops. The last bales are being moved from the fields and carrots and onions have come up. The comfortable rhythm of the farm planting and reaping is a balm during a challenging summer. There... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch
They cut well into the night to stay ahead of the weather. Tall stalks of wheat falling into neat rows waiting to be bailed. "It's dusty on the road tonight," she apologized while we visited. "We're combining." No problem for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Starry Sky Ranch