for the love

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go to the island of Japan.  What chaos, what terrible dreams, what devastation.  May you find peace.  God speed the workers and the families to a new kind of normal.

Secondly, thank you for jumping into the conversation Thursday with Julie.  Your response encouraged her to start her own blog: Food(ed) .  Jules, I love you.  Go, Girl, Go.

C: The results are in for our lady calf’s name.  I think Kim put it best when she commented, “I chose Girl from Ipanema, in the end. I like the idea of a cow having her own soundtrack.”  Yes.  Here’s a video of the original song.  So, Megan- you win a t-shirt!  Rock on, Soul Sista.

And, finally… we celebrated Gideon James with a small gathering of family Friday night.  Curt came home with an armload of presents, having got swept up in the fact that his boy was turning 1.  It was rather sweet.  He bought him a monster book and a teddy bear (break my heart).

The best present, however, came from the pole barn off the table saw.  Gus Man has a serious love for anything long he can wield.  I’ve found him with wooden spoons, vacuum poles, brooms, you name it.  Curt took a scrap piece of walnut wood and cut it into a mock-sword.  He used a utility knife to give it a rustic edge and a baby-size grip.  Then he used my hairdryer to dry the coatings of stain.  I’m glad it could finally be put to good use.  We would have to buy more property if I used a hairdryer regularly to make room for the ‘expansion.’

Sweet Boy.  He reminds us of the E*Trade baby, yes?

The traditional Bad Serenade of the birthday song can be found HERE.  Be sure to watch his face when the candle goes out. 🙂


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TexasNorth is a little farm in Western Michigan. It's home to 5 chickens, 25 longhorn cattle, a coonhound (Banjo), 1 barn cat, a husband, and 3 ridiculously funny children. The mom of this zoo has been known to mow the lawn in a skirt and roast marshmallows after dark. View all posts by texasnorth

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