I’ve been missing this space! I keep thinking I need to ‘catch-up’ and then I feel overwhelmed, and then nothing happens… So here is a little recap from this fall.
At the Minnesota State Fair there was an area in the cow barn for kids to try milking life-sized cow replicas. Well, Elisabeth was too small to care about milking this year but she was very interested in cow hoof anatomy. She positioned herself on the cow stand (the cow was securely bolted to it) and compared the front and back hooves.
Elisabeth was having a great time until the local “cow barn busybody” said we couldn’t allow our daughter to play on the cow. Technically, she wasn’t on the cow but we removed her anyway for fear of getting hauled off to Fair Jail. Every real cow in the barn then had to suffer through the temper tantrum that followed.
The family took a little trip up to Duluth this fall to see the leaves and explore Lake Superior. Indie and Bear joined us too! Both of the dogs and Elisabeth took a little dip in the lake. If you’ve ever been to Lake Superior, you know it’s really cold…
Playing at the park
We also had our neighborhood block party this fall. The fire department brought a truck for the kids to check out. The big kids even got a chance to try the hose. The resulting puddles provided hours of entertainment for the little kids.
After some time away from writing I have a lot of new story ideas and can’t wait to share them with you. Stay tuned!