Nothing Beats Free Food

Living among a bunch of agrarian people has its perks, especially around this time of year. Brandi texted me the other day and told me that one of our neighbors brought over a lot of squash and potatoes from his garden. I asked, "How much?" She replied, "Tons!"

Nice. I actually like squash ... the way Brandi makes it.

In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver jokes that squash is so prolific that the few weeks of squash harvest season is the only time of year that country folk lock their home and car doors, for fear of someone foisting upon them yet another bag of squash. I'll say there's a hint of truth to that, but at this point we'll take all we can get. :-)

Saturday Morning Pleasure

As I was sitting outside a moment ago, under an oak tree, reading 1 Peter and enjoying a cup of coffee, my sweet little Abigail bounded out of the house, ran toward the barn and started picking flowers. She told me she was going to try and transplant them from around the barn to around the house. She's such a creative little gal.

I love this life.

Today's Check List

Mow 3/4 of an acre -- CHECK

Eat at the best burger place in the world* -- CHECK

Clean cat dung -- CHECK

Weed the garden -- CHECK

Assemble a telescope -- CHECK

Watch the "Supermoon" hide behind clouds -- CHECK

*We know we live in Podunk because the biggest intersection in our town boasts two businesses that are not related to each other ... and they're both called "Bubba's." Anyway, Bubba's burgers are the best ever, retire the jersey.