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When the Violence Begins


The Wrath of Con – 2017


View from the Hill


May 29th 1976


Forty-one years ago David and I traveled from Offut AFB To Kansas City, Missouri to see Paul McCartney and Wings.


After David planted the October beans he came into the house and told me to go take a picture of the row. He also said to tell him which Beatles song came to his mind when he had finished and if I did not know what he was talking about he had wasted the last forty years. On the way down to the patch,I thought it would be “Penny Lane” because of the green leaves contrasting with the brown dirt. When I arrived I did not see anything that brought a song to mind. After taking the first picture I still had no idea what he was going on about. However, when I stepped back to get a long shot I said “man, that’s a long winding row”.













National Guilt Day

Whenever we need a ride our eldest, Matthew, shows up without complaint. Several years ago, our middle son, Lucas, paid off our mortgage and his help with farm chores has been documented in our Farm Journal posts. The range and computer we use in our home were purchased by our youngest son Tristan.

My sons are great; who could ask for anything more. I do not need special recognition on Mother’s Day or any special gifts. My boys are my special gift.

Thanks Guys


“Mildly Nauseous” 2



For Whom The Bell Tolls

“Mildly Nauseous”


Watch out! Her ire is provoked again.

A work in progress.



Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder