Ruby Spider Daylily

I love these big, beautiful “Ruby Spider” daylilies. They’re huge! About 7″ in diameter.  Their colors are vibrant, and the red looks like velvet.  Do you have a favorite daylily?  I’d love to see a picture! If you love gardening like I do, why not subscribe and get more posts like this one delivered straight …

Comfort Zones

Comfort Zones

I could have named my blog something about leaving my comfort zone, because it seems like I’ve been doing a lot of that lately. In The Birth of Curren Christian Academy, I shared how we began homeschooling. That was a big leap out of my comfort zone. My biggest fear in homeschooling was that I wouldn’t do …

Libby, our Livestock Guard Dog

Livestock guard dog, LGD

I wasn’t familiar with the term “Livestock Guard Dog,” (LGD for short) before moving to the farm. I had heard of the Great Pyrenees breed, but not “Akbash,” a breed which originated in Turkey and means “white head.” A few years into my country life, a neighbor’s dog had a litter of puppies. Through her …

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix Box by Mid-Life Blogger

In my very first Blog post I mentioned Stitch Fix.  Today I happened to be wearing one of the tops I bought in one of my first “Fixes,” before I decided to blog, so I asked my daughter to take some pictures for me.  I’m camera shy and I never like how I look in pictures, so her …

Not Too Far From Here ~ An Answered Prayer

Not Too Far From Here

Many years ago I had a favorite song called “Not Too Far From Here,” sung by Kim Boyce. I had her cassette tape and listened to it over and over, singing along, of course.  The beautiful lyrics touched my heart, and I couldn’t listen to it without becoming misty-eyed. It became a heartfelt prayer. With …

The Birth of Curren Christian Academy ~ How Our Family Began Homeschooling

The Birth of Curren Christian Academy ~ How Our Family Began Homeschooling

How we came to homeschooling.

The Big Day ~ The Chickens and Their Peeps Move Out

Baby birds. Ducklings, goslings, chicks

Several years ago we had a large assortment of poultry, but over the years the flock had dwindled until we were down to a rooster and four hens that were all about seven years old, and a lone drake. Carried Away We decided we were ready to get some new birds, so we went to …

Welcome to My World ~ Transitions

Hi, I’m Michelle. I just celebrated my 53rd birthday and I’m transitioning into the empty nest phase. After spending fourteen years homeschooling my two children, I feel both excited and uneasy about what the future holds. I enjoy writing and I think I lead a fairly interesting life, so I thought I’d try sharing some …