A friend of mine is one of the few that has had a good corn harvest this year. He planted early and worked really hard. Even the rains ending early weren’t a problem for him. His field is about 10 miles from his house, and he just has a bike to bring the corn home, so heContinue reading “Harvest time”
When I was growing up I used to play with a table made out of the bottom of an old foot powered sewing machine at our neighbor’s house. Back then I thought it was an antique. Maybe it was an antique at home, but here it’s what’s used to make the gorgeous, complicated outfits thatContinue reading “Clothes shopping at the mall?”
I should really be more specific when I talk about my solar system. I’m not talking about space, the final frontier. What I am talking about is the electricity that I get from my photo voltaics. Right. Maybe I’ll stick with solar system. In case you’re interested, here it is. Yes, it’s dusty, because IContinue reading “Solar system”
My mother told me never to play with matches-and for once, I listened. I listened so well that I was terrified of matches. Chemistry lab in high school was misery lighting those bunsen burners. My lab partner always had to do it for me. She gave me a box of fireplace matches as a jokeContinue reading “Playing with matches”
These are the mountains I see when I look north of the village where I live. Nice view for someone used to the flat Midwest!
Although I enjoyed my walk across this river and down the road until the van started again, I am very thankful to own something that can make it across with fewer than 8 people helping. This isn’t a place I’ll have to drive again, though, usually I’m just stuck in the mud. But that doesn’tContinue reading “One reason I need 4WD”