Slice of Life 2019: Day 19 Fiddle Heads! Hidden beneath brown leaves they push up as little sheathes. Soft, orange, and hairy — At first they look scary. Like a fresh born baby before its bath, or a drunk at his draught. A closer look at the tender shoot, as it erupts from its mother’s … More Fiddle Heads!
They found her in the fairy ring. She was lying on her back, her body shrouded in soft dappled light, her head propped on a backpack. She’d been there all night. Her parents, when they found her, were only comforted by the fact that she was far from any busy street. They had worried … More The Tree Fairy
For the past ten years, on the last Saturday in May, Kelly Vickers, a Stephens County historian, has been leading groups on canoes and in kayaks down the Tugaloo River Corridor for fun and learning. If you haven’t participated in one of these now famous tours, you’ve been missing out. The Tugaloo Corridor is that … More Cheap Field Trip # 4: The Tugaloo River History Tour
Braking for Cows! On a recent, late winter day we went on a pastoral adventure to find raw milk. A luxury to us city folk, raw milk is just the anecdote to what ails you right before Lent. And, with Lent just two days away, we decided an adventure was in order. Plus, we’d … More Slice of Life: Day 29
Household Conversations and a Door Prize Its Monday. …and when my 11 year old came home from art school, he came right to me with this announcement: “Mom! Somebody said the D-word up at Masters today!” “Oh really? How’s that?” I asked. “Well, a kid in my class was working at one of the tables … More Slice of Life: Day 12
Day 2: A Natural Exchange We have five kids and our youngest is now 11. I am at a place in life where every day I have with my kids is a gift. Children grow up and fly away and I want to savor every last minute. So, when I have a couple … More Slice of Life: Day 2
Cheap Field Trips # 3 What’s lush, girded, roaring and peaceful all at the same time? Well, it’d have to be the Bob Callan Trail, of course. If you’re up for an interesting twist on nature, take a walk down the Bob Callan. It’s in the middle of where you are and it’s totally free! … More Cheap Field Trips # 3: Bob’s Trail