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Christmas with Family

Just after Christmas, Sydney’s brother Nelson and Nelson’s wife Kira came for a visit, bringing 19-month-old Allister with them.  We hadn’t seen them since we spent Christmas at their house last year, and Allister has really grown.  Sydney and I … Continue reading

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Katherine at the piano again . . . this time for a recital

You can probably tell that it’s been a busy fall for us.  Lots of teaching and writing deadlines for Sydney and me, lots of school activities for the kids, and lots of farming.  We’re hoping for a much quieter spring! … Continue reading

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Piano

Music in our house is a bit of a delicate dance.  Katherine has been taking piano lessons for 2 1/2 years, readily claims music as a big part of her identity, and draws music notes and pianos on her school … Continue reading

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The First Day of School

Katherine is 9 and beginning 4th grade, and Nathaniel is 7 and beginning 2nd grade. I asked them to hug each other, and they did!  They’ve played a lot together this summer, and I hope they don’t lose sight of … Continue reading

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Summer Projects

We’ve had several ongoing projects this summer.  First and foremost, of course, would be the farm.  Sydney’s been growing a lot of new things this year, and the customers who visit us at the farmer’s market have started coming as … Continue reading

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Oxford, Mississippi

At the end of July, three generations of Birdsong women descended on Oxford, Mississippi.  I was giving a paper at the annual Faulkner conference and meeting with some of my digital humanities colleagues.  Mom was driving down (!) from Iowa, … Continue reading

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Birds, Bees–and Flowers

Sydney enjoys having a front garden full of flowers, and he took me seriously when I said I wanted a long row of lavender.  This stretch along our driveway attracts several kinds of bees, which means there’s a continuous drone … Continue reading

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Home again!

We’ve been doing a lot of traveling this summer, which has resulted in a serious lack of blog updates.  But we did remember to take our camera with us! This summer has been busy with the combination of farming, kid … Continue reading

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The children ponder rebellion

It occurred to me to ask the kids whether they had heard of a popular video game I’ve been reading about in the news.  Yes, they tell me, but they have no inclination to play it. I appreciate that they … Continue reading

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Easter

The kids insisted on dyeing eggs this year, and they liked the idea so much they wanted to try two different methods.  We love deviled eggs, egg salad, etc., so we should make it through a second batch later this … Continue reading

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