I found this scan of an old family picture when I was doing some cleaning out this week. Yes, I’m the somewhat mischevious-looking one holding the stick. And if I remember correctly, I probably got scolded for smacking the stubborn steers as my sister and brother worked with them, walking up and down our long driveway.
History repeats itself, except this time with lambs. The girls and I are walking, tugging and pleading with these stubborn lambs up and down the lane every night. Each night I silently cross my fingers that we’ll have a breakthrough. That the lambs will realize that it’s way more enjoyable to walk than to be pulled. So far, no luck. And time is ticking. The fair is exactly two weeks away.
Our mother would send us up and down the driveway with our steers, our lambs, probably even our pigs at some point. And now, I’m demanding the same of my girls.
In the meantime, here are a few things for your Friday….
*This is my yearly PSA, reminding you to see your dermatologist for a skin cancer “head to toe” check. I went yesterday, and was reminded how important it is.
*Made these. So easy. So good. No hot baking required.
*Today’s rain and cooler temps means I’m making more of this.
*Shameless request. I was chosen as a finalist for the Red Tricycle Awards for best Mom/Dad blog AND most beautiful Pinterest boards. Woah. Mind blown. Would you take a moment and vote for me? I owe you.
Mom and Dad Blog:
*The lovely Caravan Shoppe just launched a project on Kickstarter.
*I’ve really loved the direction that Erin Loechner has been taking Design for Mankind. This post, while announcing the launch of her new eyeglass frames collection is just a small example of her lovely words and perspective.
*Love this: Mini-herb garden, rethinking the hanging planter
Happy Friday friends! More soon. xo.