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I live on a farm ... — women

Isn't that something ...

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I remember so crisply the moment when I was sitting out back on the stoop the day after we arrived "home" following our cross-country honeymoon drive and watched as my new husband circled the barn on his tractor and saying in somewhat stupefied* wonder, "I live on a farm. I live on a farm, and my husband drives a tractor."

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Pumpkin seeds and tea cups

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When my children were babies my parents tried to tell me how very different it is to be grandparents as opposed to being parents. I did my best to understand what they meant, but I realize now that I needed to be a grandparent myself to actually get it. So, Dad and Mom ... I get it now. [FYI: New knitting content was posted at The Knitting Blog 20 May 09.] My daughter and I lived with my parents when she was born, and we lived with them for her first two years. Today my daughter and her daughter live...

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Not quite what you thought it would be

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A few days ago I was watching something on television while my husband sat in his reclining chair reading the paper. There was a scene in the show featuring a middle aged man walking his dog along a street at night. The scene was illustrating the thoughts of married men in a typical suburban neighborhood, and for this scene the narrator said the man was thinking, "Oh crap, my dreams are never going to come true." It was a funny, unexpected line and it made both my husband and I laugh a little. We both knew that while it is...

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Feminine ways

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Last week I met my sister-in-law in one of the nearby villages to have an afternoon tea and listen to a lady speak about "vanity" collectibles; the presentation was called, "Vanity Fair". The flyer we read that led us to the tea described the woman as an antique collector of women's vanity items such as perfume, powder puffs, and compacts. My sister-in-law wanted to go and I wanted to spend time with her, so I agreed. I have to say though that, for me, spending an afternoon hearing about antique powder puffs and compacts was not exactly my cup of...

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Free knitted scarf pattern

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[twitter-follow screen_name='ILiveonaFarm' show_count='yes'] 12-12-2012:  Catch up with me at my latest blog post  --> here. This scarf pattern is available as a free Ravelry download with the latest updates and awesome yarn recommendations.  Click the link (words "free Ravelry download") or search "New York Scarf - A Guy's Woolie Warmer" on Revelry to get your free download Check out my son's Etsy shop, Flying Junction. He is an awesome urban graphic artist and photographer with a line of vintage-inspired subway signs, bus scrolls, urban typography maps, vintage maps, other cool urban art. He is the guy I designed this scarf and...

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