Category Archives: Localvore

The snow is almost gone

With a few warm days the inches of snow has all but melted into the record books.  The groundhog says to expect an early spring, which means seeds, planting and maybe a baby chick or 2. With high school starting for our girl in the fall, there is lots of talk of AP classes, gov school and picking majors.  At 14 she shouldn’t have to decide what her career path should be, but they sure do make it seems like you have to know RIGHT NOW.  We are more of a watch and wait family.  See what bubbles out of her as her life’s mission.  We have an anime convention this weekend, once that is over we will get back to real life…sort of.

Brooderfest 2015

image This is was everybody…the strong, brave, hearty folks who showed up knowing it was gonna be cold.  Madigan mostly hung out under a pile of jackets.imageimage

My favorite picture of the day, a calf.  If you want to see all the pictures from Brooderfest 2015 you can go to and click the link for Facebook.  Give us a like, comment, or copy the picture of the cow to your newsfeed, it really is a good looking animal!


May 2010 vs Oct 2015

this was on our move back to Roanoke in a Cracker Barrell somewhere between Washington State and Virginia.


This is on our way back from Chicago this month.  Boomer says it all the time, the math adds up, but time sure does fly.


Wind turbines in Indiana

We saw the at night, with their slowly flashing lights and were mesmerized.  Driving back thru with the blades spinning was equally hypnotizing.



image What I love about this last one….sun and moon in the same shot.  Wished I had my real camera in the car and not just the iPad.






Nate at 3 months


I got to see my nephew and his family yesterday.  At first he wasn’t sure about the girl taking his pictures.


But he started to warm up with everyone try to get him to smile.


and even got a little laugh out of him.

I held him for an hour and haven’t heard the end of it from Madigan.  How much I love that baby.  And how that baby is my favorite.  Little does she know, one hour of holding one baby couldn’t take away from the YEARS of loving her!

getting ready for football


Wings…I have really mastered the wing. We are doing 4 different types this year. I have a favorite, the Asian wings. I could eat 2 dozen.


Something for everything. We have added a little more adult beverages to this table.