Today I took a stroll along the pond and imagined Misty was skipping along beside me, pushing my legs this way and that. “Stay away from the water, Gram,” she would say. “You’re too close to the water, Gram!” She would push me over ’til I nearly fell down. Anything to stay clear of the … Read more Strolling Along
Tucked away in my earliest memories, I see myself sitting next to my dad on the living room couch–him reading to me, but sometimes me to him–in the evenings before being sent off to bed. I must have been between four and six, but clearly the ritual started long before that. By age three, I … Read more Precocious Reader
The strangest thing happened today. I went to the Meadow to spend some time with Misty, Leah, Hazel, Georgia, and Carabel with peanuts in hand. Normally, all the girls would come running over for treats, but Misty always gets in line first. That is, until today. I was distracted for awhile handing out the treats. … Read more Misty’s Surprise
Well, I did it! I think I’ve got something the girls won’t be able to get stuck in. Here’s how I built the new hay feeder: First, I took apart the old hay feeder and moved it out of The Meadow. No use keeping a potential trap around. I got an old pallet and out … Read more New Hay Feeder Built
I’ve been thinking about when Misty got her head stuck in the hay basket last week. I’ve been watching out every day, and so far it hasn’t happened again. But, I’m kinda worried that sooner or later, Misty will get stuck again. And, if not her, maybe one of the other girls will get stuck. … Read more Is Hay Basket Dangerous?
I was feeding the rabbits today when, all of a sudden, the goats starting talking all at once. At first I didn’t think much about it, but they kept on calling “Maa, maa, maa!” And it wasn’t just Hazel, either. Hazel’s the one who always greets me with a big “Maa, maa” hello every time … Read more Misty Got Stuck