Running, running, running

Sometimes it's something necessary. For instance, I had to drive to Duluth on Monday for a team meeting regarding Javid's care and future planning. I love visiting with Javid but not so much for...

With all the snow, the deer are having a hard time

When I drove to town today, I saw four deer standing on the road. I stopped back a ways to let them decide what they wanted to do. Finally they turned around and jumped...

We didn’t let a foot of new snow stop progress

Although we had a foot, plus of new snow and a wind to drift it, Will got out early the next morning, swept off the plow truck, and got to plowing. My son, Bill,...

Are any of you getting tired of winter?

We sure are. Yesterday we got four more inches of snow and it dropped to -21° F last night and the high today is -4. But at least the sun is out and that...

Ava has a birthday

Our granddaughter, Ava, just celebrated her 8th birthday and, of course, I had to drive down to help! Will had a bad night with several bouts of acid reflux so he decided to stay...

What do you do when you come home tired and it’s past supper time?

I faced that yesterday. So I dashed for the pantry, took out a pint of chicken broth, a pint of mixed vegetables, a half pint of mushrooms, and a half-pint of chicken dices. Back...

We love off-season canning!

Most folks think of canning as only something you do in the fall when harvest is in. Sure, I do a lot more canning then, as I'm bringing in tons (literally) of ripe tomatoes,...

We wish all of you a very Happy New Year!

The time seems to be flying by. This Sunday, we had our second Christmas Dinner. I woke up in the morning to get the ham baking and looked outside. Oh oh! Lots of snow...

Will and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Of course it's been a zoo around here, getting ready for Christmas, but on Sunday, Will and I took awhile off to drive "around the block" so to speak. We wanted to take a...

We’re beginning to get ready for Christmas

Well, make that two Christmases. It's sort of like 12 Days of Christmas — only just two. The first will be Christmas Day when it'll just be Will, David, and me. In years past...