Cricket Chronicles – Chapter Two

Cricket Chronicles – Chapter Two

We have a four-legged alarm clock. There’s nothing quite like the sound of a metal dog tag being violently shaken beside your head at 3:00 am. Cricket has adult supervision when she goes potty at night. We’ve seen coyotes here and I’m not comfortable...
Summer in the South

Summer in the South

Summer is in full swing here in upstate South Carolina. My yard is looking tired. Having spent most of 2020 in a wrist brace (tendinitis) made it impossible to make any progress. This year has shaped up to spend time recovering from a pinched sciatic nerve. Thanks to...
July 05, 2021

July 05, 2021

There were more fireworks than usual this year. They started early on Saturday night and I was still hearing them at 1:30 in the morning. When I took Cricket out at 3:00 am, it was back to normal outside with only the cows in the back pasture and the millions of...
Freedom

Freedom

As we pause in 2021 to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day, let us remember, or be reminded, of what freedom is. Freedom; n. The condition of not being in prison or captivity. — The condition of being free of restraints, especially the ability to act...
Which Way to the Zoo?

Which Way to the Zoo?

We have lived on this property for more than thirty years. Having eight acres all to ourselves is more of an escape than it used to be. Once upon a time, we could sight in a rifle in the front yard. Now we have neighbors. The time has come to only shoot handguns in...

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