May 26, 2020

Yesterday, as I watched the evening news, I was truly saddened to see all the reports of people ignoring social distancing practices as they celebrated Memorial Day. This got me thinking. Memorial Day is the national holiday where we remember and give God thanks for those who gave their lives so that we may live. … Continue reading May 26, 2020

May 25, 2015

My father came home from Vietnam when I was in second grade. At the time, I didn’t really understand what war was about. The next day he took us to the circus in Houston. As we were standing in line to buy tickets, he suddenly said something to my mother and walked away. As I … Continue reading May 25, 2015

May 20, 2020

I am fascinated by the killdeer birds we have on our place. It's not just their strange call of "killdeer, dildee, dee, dee, dee," but also their behavior. They are truly great dramatic actors. The killdeer's eggs are speckled with brown and black. They look like large pieces of gravel. This is problematic because we … Continue reading May 20, 2020

May 18, 2020

Prior to purchasing our land, it had received very little attention or maintenance. This meant clearing mesquite trees, repairing terraces, fixing fence, and killing poison ivy. It took a great deal of time and effort. I'm still not done. One of the many maintenance tasks I haven't finished is clearing hackberry trees off the fence … Continue reading May 18, 2020