Been a hectic three weeks with car shows and the Helen Keller Festival in my home town of Tuscumbia, Al. My computer has been giving me slow and lock up fits due to an overload of pictures that I hope gets solved with the addition of a second drive.
Whenever I see wild fires on the news, it reminds me of when I was growing up in rural Arkanas. While fires can be deadly, when we saw the woods burning, we were more than fascinated by the flames leaping over the trees and running through the forest
Peeled Poplar Farm is not exactly The Ponderosa, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
"The Firefly Wakens; Waken Thou With Me," -- Alfred Lord Tennyson -- Help bring back the fireflies by sharing a mystical evening of family fun in the yard catching, studying, then releasing them back into the darkness to light Nature's Path.
I miss those summers when we were free to go berry and plum picking. It's been a long time since I've been in a berry patch or plum orchard, but I still have sweet memories of our raids on our neighbors' patches.
Homesteading isn't just about the great produce, meat and connecting with the earth. It's about taking an educational moment to teach my children where healthy food truly comes from.
I wrote this blog with such fondness of spirit as I recalled how much fun it was to visit Cousin Callie's house, enjoy a delicious meal and bask in her down-to-earth sense of hospitality and generosity. Even the trip through the woods was a treat.
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