Inspirational author Leisha Kelly and her 16-year-old son, Justice, were killed in a three-car accident on January 25, 2011. Leisha published her first novel, Julia’s Hope, in 2002. Since then, she has published 10 more novels.
Above is an image of an old advertising flyer from International Harvester dated 1909. It encourages people to get on the band wagon, and become dealers for new IH engines for farms and implements. They are advertised as designed especially for farm purposes, and they are durable. The add promises big profits for people who will become local dealers.
"If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft, and from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul" ~ Moslih Eddin Saadi (1184 – 1283/1291?)
This past weekend was a teaser for Spring with temperatures in the 70's. As I did my grocery shopping, hyacinths were on sale in the flower department. I'd forgotten what a treat they are in color, form, and smell.
Leer en Voz Alta Tiempo con la Familia (Read Aloud Family Time)
Leamos en voz alta en compañía de nuestra familia (Let's read out loud with our family) RAFT es un programa para promover la alfabetización y recompensa a las familias que leen juntas. Las familias que leen tres libros, ganan una versión de tapa dura de “El libro de la selva”, un certificado y una oportunidad de ganar una copia en DVD de la película animada de Disney “El libro de la selva.”
Lambing Time is Approaching and All is Well at the Barn
Hope you all are staying warm on one of the coldest days of the year! The sheep are in full fleece and shearing day is Feb. 27. I hope to shear all 17 so I can get the fleeces shipped off for processing as soon as possible. On shearing day, we will also vaccinate all the sheep. The shearer has them rolled back on their lower back in a sitting position which totally relaxes them. This makes it so much easier to take a look at feet and vaccinate.
Johnny Mercer, who? One of America's great lyricists who composed a few songs you might have heard. An evening at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, sparked my interest in this grand lyricist. So of course, I went straight to the computer and hit the MCPL Databases. Then, I placed some great movies, books, and sound recording from this gifted man on hold. Mercer wrote the lyrics to Moon River. Did you know that?
How much more cold weather and snow do we have to take? I know, I know we are still in February, and it is usually cold. March can be cold, and sometimes it can be mild. April, on the other hand, brings much better weather. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just have 75-80 degrees and sunny every day, all year around?