Poop – Gratitude Rant #15


Yep, you heard me right. Today I’m grateful for poop!

And not just any poop — I’m grateful for the rich, fragrant, fertilizing poop from our good old Holstein steer (a.k.a. “Rump”).

In years past, I’ve had a friend of mine bring in truckloads of composted manure from his farm to fertilize our garden — but this year (after hours and hours of scooping, shoveling, and raking), we were able to scrounge up enough poo to take care of the whole garden by ourselves.

All 6,000+ square feet of it… Continue reading “Poop – Gratitude Rant #15”

Helicopters – Gratitude Rant #13


When was the last time you paid attention to those little “helicopter” seed pods that come spinning and whirling off of maple trees this time of year?

They seem to be scattered on nearly every single driveway, sidewalk, lawn, and gutter — but unfortunately, I never really pay them any mind. I’m usually just too busy or too preoccupied to even notice them…

Today, however, you wouldn’t believe how much fun I had playing with those crazy little whirligigs, throwing ’em up in the air, and watching ’em flutter back down to the ground! Continue reading “Helicopters – Gratitude Rant #13”

To Those Who Serve – Gratitude Rant #11


I know that a simple “thank you” really just doesn’t cut it — and if you’ve spent any time at all on social media today, you’ll know there are a lot of tributes that are a whole heck of a lot more eloquent than mine — but I still have to say how very grateful I am for all those brave and selfless folks, past and present, who have sacrificed for the good of our country.

To all you veterans, thank you so very much!

The world is a better place because of your service!