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Ducking the Heat

Ducking the Heat


Posted By on Jul 24, 2016

So we have a “city farm”. that is at least what I like to call it. We have as close to a homestead as we can get here in the middle of Tulsa. Among the livestock portion of this little slice of country are the ducks. There is one male, he has a green head so I named him Kermit. Then there are the three females, Simba (yes I know its a boy’s name), Comet, and Stupid. yes my wife has named a duck stupid. She...

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Some Fine Thinking!

Some Fine Thinking!


Posted By on Jun 30, 2016

It was another hot day during camp season at the stables. We were three or four days into this group of kids and the now famous little Ruby was among them. I was just finishing up mucking out the 27 stalls and was moving on to cleaning water buckets and dropping hay when Ruby piped up again. Normally she was a bit pretentious and she was always confident in what she had to tell me or anyone willing to listen. There were three or four...

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Sleeping with Peas

Sleeping with Peas


Posted By on Jun 25, 2016

Have you heard the story of the princess and the pea? She couldn’t sleep because under all the mattresses and blankets sat a tiny pea. It was enough of an irritant that she was sleepless when no one else would have even known it was buried down below. That is totally me! if the sheets have a single wrinkle I am doomed. I am constantly tugging and pulling on the sheets to make everything smooth and clean. I can’t help it....

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Hey! What’s the big idea?

Hey! What’s the big idea?


Posted By on Jun 23, 2016

5:45 came early that morning, but let’s be real. 5:45 is always early for me. I was working as a stable manager for a riding academy during the summer of 2015. It was camp time and kids were running everywhere getting in my way by 10 AM so I started earlier than normal. I had fed the 31 horses and turned them out to their different turn outs and mucked all 27 stalls. Lunch was on the fly and it was time to clean out water...

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The Toilet Paper Lies

The Toilet Paper Lies


Posted By on Jun 22, 2016

Remember Mr. Whipple? You may not if you are much younger than I am, or if like my wife you weren’t raised in the U.S. He was a reoccurring character on Charmin toilet paper commercials. He ran a grocery store that sold Charmin. I never knew what the big deal was but his main job seemed to be to hang out on the toilet paper aisle and stop people with his famous line, “Please. don’t squeeze the Charmin!” I grew...

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Crossing The Creek

Crossing The Creek


Posted By on Jun 22, 2016

    Last year in May and June here in Oklahoma we had a ridiculous amount of rain. I know every state says, “If you don’t like the weather just wait a minute” but in Oklahoma that saying is a reality. The rain last summer was no different for us. I was working as a stable manager at a local riding academy at the time. My day was filled with horses and children experiencing God’s creation. It was also...

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