Monthly Archives: August 2011
Rain drips through the thick green canopy
Of a thousand year old forest.
I follow the descent of individual drops
From leaf to leaf to leaf.
True silence is intermittently broken
By the trill of a whippoorwhill. Continue reading
Definition: Willfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient. Author Commentary: An apt description for myself, my husband, and my offspring.
The big news this month is that, so long as everything goes as planned, the Bates family will once again be residing in the great state of Michigan NEXT JULY! There are still a lot of ‘ifs’ in the equation, but we’re focusing in the positive and making plans to go home…maybe even for good! Continue reading
I had planned to take some pictures of the big event, our first ever farm-raised feeder pigs, but the two pigs who each weighed over three hundred pounds, were not being very cooperative. They wouldn’t even go out the stall door, let alone walk calmly along our makeshift corral. So, my husband found a wide board that he could use to block the pigs escape back into the stall, and instead of taking pictures, I lured the lumbering beasts into the trailer with a three gallon jug of milk. It was much like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of bread crumbs. Continue reading