Category Archives: The Inmates

Teenagers are weird.

As I was peacefully eating my lunch at the kitchen table, listening to the windchimes and the birds through the open window, I suddenly heard what sounded like a BB gun shot bounce off the cement in the back yard. … Continue reading

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Videography homework

What does a mama do when her teenager asks for help at 10 PM with a video project that’s due in a couple hours? Does she shuck her pjs and bathrobe in favor of more publicly acceptable garb? No! She … Continue reading

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Guardian of the post holes

The new line of posts for raspberry plant support wires is going in. Hunter has established himself as the posthole guard in case someone tries to walk off with them. Besides, there might be something interesting down there!

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Rain on the homestead

Here in eastern Washington, we don’t get a whole lot of Seattle-style rainstorms.  When we do, they tend to be short, extremely windy, and not at all pleasant. Today, after some morning sunshine, the clouds started rolling in.  The sky … Continue reading

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Budding Photographer

Rosebud signed up for photography and videography classes this spring at the high school.  She was really looking forward to having a couple of ‘fun’ classes that were classroom format, versus her usual homeschooling. Then, of course, the lockdown happened and … Continue reading

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Quarantine haircuts

Actually, this is the process regardless of what’s going on in the wider world… The usual progression: 1. Boys get haircuts and complain vociferously. 2. Hair eventually grows back. 3. Lengthening hair requires combing, washing, and other forms of personal … Continue reading

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Quarantine worship

My daughter and I have helped out at the local Presbyterian church a couple times during the lockdown, pre-recording worship music for Sunday morning. Last night, we laid down two tracks: As a The Deer and Eat The Bread. We … Continue reading

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