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"Off to the Fair!"

Now that we’re in the “bleak midwinter” (even though winter has felt very spring-like in my neck of the woods), I thought it’d be fun to do a #throwback blog post of sorts about visiting my local county fair this past summer with my brother. 820 more words


County Fair: The Aftermath

*Originally published in July, 2014. (4-H Season 1)

By the time you read this, the county fair will almost be over. As a first-time 4-H mom, I will be exhausted from a week’s worth of activities that begin in the early morning and end late into the evening. 574 more words

Western Conifer Seed Bug (Leptoglossus occidentalis)

I’ve been stuck in the house all week with the flu…a BAD case of the flu. You don’t want it! Trust me. So, what does the very bored, sniffling, coughing entomologist do to pass the time when she’s sick? 299 more words


The Cold Is Paradise

She is laughing, wild abandon and carefree dreaming.

               The bumper cars whirl and whirl and the night is a blur.

               The very edge of autumn. Last hurrah before winter. 97 more words




  1. to bewitch: The beauty of the moon ensorcelled them.

This was it. This was the big day and things were definitely going to be different than last year. 377 more words


Grandsons enthralled by Demolition Derby





Cars which are “allowed” to crash!

Not a movie set nor “fake” but

All Real Crashes!

Skyler and Micah,

Sitting on plastic folding chairs, 92 more words


Emergency squad on "stand by" at Demolition derby

We ran into Geddy,

(Co-worker with 4 year old

daughter Riley).

Then greeted my coworker,

Jordanna with her

four kids around fair rides.

After that, we picked up food… 167 more words