Day 302: Misty of Chincoteague


I just finished the book Misty of Chincoteague. I know it’s an ancient little kids’ book but there are so many people defined by stories like these.

The writing style was dated but sweet. I imagine if I read this when I was eight or ten years old I would have begun saving every penny to buy a pony.

Can I borrow someone’s little girl and read this story aloud to her?
Okay…that might have sounded weird.

This whoops on the back of the book had me confused for a while. It says Phantom has a male baby, when all through the book, Misty is a female.


Day 172: Halloween Barn


Spent a day here recently helping decorate for a Halloween party at my friend’s house/barn.

There will be cobwebs, crepe paper, skeletons, blood, tombstones, and creepy lights placed in strategic places.

This old barn is not just a stinky old tobacco barn but a huge horse barn that in its hay day was the best in the state.

Tons of stalls, room for hay above, medical stalls, and cleaning/treatment areas. Super impressive. The cobwebs already present will make for an awesome haunted barn for the party.

I can’t wait to drink punch and dance around the bonfire :-)

Day Fifty-Two: Call of Spring

V-shape trying to form at dawn

Last week, during my camping trip we could hill the Sandhill Cranes all afternoon. They really make quite a ruckus and most of classmates were going nuts because of their call.

In case you’ve never heard it; here ya go: Sandhill Crane Call.
You can look it up on other sources if you choose to be snotty and turn up your nose at that wiki-source.

To me, it just sounds like spring. Where I live, in the Southeast, is smack dab in the middle of their regular migratory pattern. Their call, look and v-formation in the sky are just a couple of dead giveaways.

I snapped this picture while I was out in the field with giving grain to the horses. With the promise of warm weather and the sun rising it was quite magical.

Come on warm weather. I need my sunny spring days.