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Now, most of us would not look at this Costco pack of toilet paper as anything but something to put away under the cabinet.

So far it has been an iceberg, a diving board, an Olympic medal podium, a raft for several stranded stuffed friends, and now finally, when coupled with an inflatable foot stool from IKEA, a chaise lounge of the finest redneck fashion. All of this creativity occurred before 10 AM.

These are the things that happen so often in my daily life with the Little Miss, that I don’t think to photograph them. Daddy, however, about busted a gut trying not to laugh when he came in and saw this. He wanted to get a picture of it, probably to torture her with later as a teenager. While I didn’t get the full effect of her lounging captured on film, you can see the intent.

Welcome to the funny farm!


We have come to the end of haying season here. In the past I have been left really short on hay if I waited until September to get all we need. So now I get enough during the main hay season to ensure that I have plenty to get through the winter. This year we were able to get a third cutting in before it rained! Bonus!

My husband was off with the guys that Saturday, so I invited Mom to come along for the trip. She got to drive the truck and trailer through the field while Em, Vincente (hay-farm helper), and I loaded the trailer with last 100 bales of the season.

Eric helped Em & I unload the trailer Sunday morning. I’m not sure the hay girl was really awake yet, but we weren’t moving hay without her supervision!

This stuff is soft and green and the girls eat it like cotton candy! I am going to have to mix it in with the second cutting to keep them from wolfing it down about as fast as I put it in the feeder. There wasn’t a blade left in this feeder by morning.