Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Logan shot a buck earlier this week, and he and Libby and crew spent hours Friday processing the meat. Charlie was thrilled when I gave him a leg bone.

Friday, November 25, 2016


Flowers from the garden are a memory for the next couple of months.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


 Because of bio-security concerns, Libby wasn't allowed to be around poultry during her internship this summer. Thus, she couldn't get any chicks. But, she was able to order one of the last shipments from the hatchery this fall. A boxful of peepers arrived yesterday. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New window

For my birthday, Dad installed a new window in my kitchen. I feel like I have just left the eye doctor's office with new glasses--I can see everything!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving party

 Yesterday our office hosted an international Thanksgiving celebration for 150 students, faculty and staff, complete with a Norman Rockwell inspired photo backdrop.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016


 I found these leaves near the library and collected them to brighten my desk. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

S'more dip

Dump chocolate chips in an oven safe baking dish. Layer marshmallows on top. Heat oven to 400˚F. Warm dip until marshmallows are gold on the top. Serve immediately with graham crackers. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cuyahoga National Park

 Julie, Libby, Naomi and I spent the weekend exploring Cuyahoga National Park. We split the distance between Michigan and Pennsylvania and met in Ohio. The weather was absolutely lovely for early November, sunny and mid-sixties, and perfect for hiking trails and exploring waterfalls. 

Brandywine Falls

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016


I cross the street every day as I walk from the staff parking lot to the hall where my office is.

Thursday, November 3, 2016


On Saturday, Brian and Libby procured a new billy goat with the expectation that he will play a limited, but undeniably necessary role, in producing kids in the spring.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016