June 3

Learning to Scuba Dive in Iowa

After several minutes sitting alone on the bottom of the pond watching bubbles float up from my regulator I felt a sharp tap on the back of my head. I thought my scuba instructor, Craig, had returned without me noticing, but when I turned around there was only a small fish floating in front of my face. A Bass maybe? Continue reading

May 24

Local Attraction: John Wayne’s Birthplace, Winterset, Iowa

Did you know that when he was born on May 26th, 1907 John Wayne weighed 13 lbs?! The celebration of his 107th birthday is underway this weekend in Winterset Iowa, and I decided to go see it for myself. Continue reading

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May 15

Financial Leap of Faith

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Do you believe in fate? I went to a birthday party for a friend’s child over the weekend and I think I met the people who are going to buy our house next year.

Our house is right where she wants to be. She already knows two of our neighbors Continue reading

April 21

An Easter Miracle for a Chicken

Friday I went out to see the new baby goats and ended up with a box of cheeping baby chicks in my car. Then it just got stranger from there, and yes, I am a little crazy. But in a good way. Continue reading

April 16

Welcoming New Kids: Watching Goats be Born

“Bella had her babies today!”

What did your kids learn today? When my 7-year old got to daycare she got to watch a baby goat being born. One was already out by the time they realized what was happening, but the second twin was witnessed coming into the world by June and her friend Zach (Nina’s son and owner of the goat.) Continue reading

April 7

What’s a Boil Order?

I get up and shuffle to the bathroom to shower, grab my toothbrush and then realize that I can’t brush my teeth unless I go downstairs to the kitchen. At least not without running the risk of ingesting unknown bacteria and contaminates. What a great way to start the day. Continue reading