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The quiet before the storm

We spent a whole day at home, preparing for our upcoming adventures.  Since we have been at the farm quite a bit in the past few days, both kids seemed eager to settle in with Legos today.  This is what … Continue reading

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Perils of filling my kids’ heads with old books

Both kids are reading up a storm this summer, punctuated by long walks and roaming the farm.  And eating, of course.  That, to me, is the perfect summer combination. The kids are also sharing a lot of books.  When we … Continue reading

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Beautiful summer color

One of the most enjoyable parts of being at the market is fielding the “What is that?” questions from people who stop by.  Did you know that you could get cauliflower in four different colors?  The purple seems to go … Continue reading

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On the farm

Well, Kentucky summer is finally here.  The heat held off for a nice long while, but it looks like it’s here to stay.  I am dutifully slathering the kids in sunscreen, but mostly we make them wear hats and spend … Continue reading

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Oxford, MS

At the end of May, I left Sydney and the kids for a conference in Oxford, MS.  I realized I’ve been there four times in the past decade, mostly because Ole Miss is both William Faulkner’s hometown and the site … Continue reading

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Penners to Market

Yesterday was Sydney’s first appearance at the Wilmore Farmer’s Market, which will run on Saturdays from 8-12 for the next six months.  This being a family affair, we were all there.  And, although I know he was nervous about pulling … Continue reading

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Katherine’s Social Calendar

Yesterday, Katherine had a very full day.  She had a reading part in the second-grade play, “Frog Follies.”  I thought there would only be a few beaming parents in attendance, but as the bleachers filled and filled with families and … Continue reading

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It was oddly quiet in the house this morning

So I went looking, and this is what I found: Domino, famously picky about people, is a sucker for a good throw, and he’s learning that Nathaniel is now finally able to sit still. Erin

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Farm Hands

Sydney is unbelievably busy this month, trying to make up for lost time in getting things ready for his first farmer’s market–in two weeks! The kids have taken the big changes in our lifestyle in stride, seeming to recognize that … Continue reading

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Easter Adventures

Although I love marking the full season of Lent and often make grand plans for the entirety of Holy Week, the reality is that Easter often fall during the busiest time of year for us.  This year is different only … Continue reading

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