January phenomenon

Life around home

Brethren, it is flat COLD out there. Today I saw something I’ve never seen before in my life: the wind had rolled its own snowballs. They call em snow rollers. I hear they’re all over facebook in my town, and an Ohio article today featured some cool pictures. I feel really honored that the wind […]

January 27, 2014

Concerning rain

Growing stuff, Literature

Confession: I am a sunshine lover, but oh, the nice rich rain! All day it has fallen; and if it nourishes even me, how must the grass feel? ***** It rained and it rained and it rained. Piglet told himself that never in all his life, and he was goodness knows how old–three, was it, […]

June 6, 2013

Why line-dry laundry?

Life around home

Because it saves energy. This is the usual reason, though I give it only a cursory nod. Because sunlight on your face first thing in the morning is always a cause for joy. Because if you didn’t scrub a stain adequately and find it persisted through washing, you have another chance at it next week. […]

June 4, 2013