Sunday, January 21, 2007


Today both Scott and I are just sad. We definaetly feel the loss of the soldiers yesterday- the news says 25- we think it is closer to 30. The direction this war is going is not good. Neither of us have a good feeling about it. To us- going as far off the grid as possible is our "war effort". The less we need in oil, the less we need the Middle East.

Saturday, January 20, 2007


We started with about ten turkeys visiting us on a semi daily basis when we moved in. Later in the summer three hens taught their chicks how to fly off the wall in front of the picture window. For those of you who, like me, did not know that turkeys fly...They do! The herd continues to grow by the month. We have had some frigid weather in the past week. We saw one look out turkey in a tree (covered in ice- but still on guard). The rest seemed to be hanging out somewhere else. Today we looked out to spy, not the normal 50 that we have counted lately----but 72 turkeys making their way to where the corn normally is! Scott has not put out corn for a week- but went out with a bucket to feed today. They walked away- a few being brave enough to come up to grab a piece. Turkeys- just another part of living in a safe place- here in God's country- Kansas.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Just a couple more pictures!

Don't you love pictures? Especially of a beautiful wedding!

The week after

It is quiet in the house. All of the guests are gone. Scott is watching the games and I am reading. The snow is gone- with the guests. The weather is chilly, but not really cold. It is time to look at out the front window and just ponder at how beautiful it is here. The dogs often get me up before dawn and I am fortunate to see the sun streak the sky with reds and pinks and oranges. The turkeys come in the morning for food, the big toms first and then the hens. They play and chase each other in the yard- waiting for Scott to return to the spot with corn.
It is so peaceful here- just life off the road. We touch base with our three- who are living in the fast lane. I appreciate what they are doing, but do not desire it for myself. I am a bit lonely for children at the house- but I have more time for God and turkeys.
It is our home- Kansas.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Wedding to remember! Now they are safely on their way to home. I have a new found appreciation for the mother's of the bride! What a wonderful time!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Whew! They are on their way to their life together!

It has been fast and furious. The Bride was lovely and giggling on her way down the aisle with her father. The Groom beaming. They took their vows, got some wonderful advice from Father and came to the reception to enjoy their family and friends who had gathered. It was WONDERFUL!