Life & Family

The Inspiration to Our Life SimplifiedSuzanne McMinn: Inspiring

September 7, 2013

Suzanne McMinn, the person who gave me the inspiration to do what I’ve been doing and learning the last 5 years, former romance writer turned intrepid farm girl, the farm girl of Chickens in the Road, and the reason I traveled to West Virginia for three years created her first memoir — Chickens in theContinue Reading →

IMG_8076My New Backyard

My description used to read “I live on the bank of a winding little creek. I’m a DIYer working on living a more simple, self-sustaining life inside the town-limits.” Now…I live a couple blocks from the Kalamazoo River. I’m a DIYer working on living a more simple, self-sustaining life inside the city limits.” Not asContinue Reading →

the beautiful mountains of Montana (photographed June 2102)Earth Month Every April

April 30, 2013

Earth Month is celebrated in April and since it is the last day of April… Being green at one time was the “in” thing to do. Today, it is just an everyday occurrence for many–their lifestyle. Many think it’s old fashioned and going backwards in time–and want no part of it. A few years agoContinue Reading →

IMG_2854Shifting Sand

April 10, 2012

After dinner on Sunday, Sam and I took a ride. The snow fence at Charles Mears State Park in Pentwater isn’t coming down anytime soon! Or not without a lot of sand shoveling! Those little dots on the sand along the water line is the top of the snow fence! But it’s snowing today, soContinue Reading →

IMG_2668Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.” by Martin Luther