“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

-Robin Williams


  • Corona life
    Life as I Know It

    Adjusting to the Corona Life

    I woke up early Sunday morning to make a quick trip to the grocery store ahead of the throngs of hoarders, panickers and just plain I don't carers, and somehow it felt a bit like suiting up for battle. In these days of the Corona Virus, careful thought and planning goes into executing the safest route, armoring up for the campaign, planning an escape route and hitting the extraction point for all clothing, shoes and masks used in the simplest of activities. 

  • urban trout fishing
    Life as I Know It

    Urban Trout Fishing with the Family

    The weather progressively warmed up as we rushed into the weekend and the southern wind held off just long enough for a Saturday morning trout fishing trip with my family. Luckily, our local trout waters are just a few minutes away from home this time of year thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s urban fishing initiative that stocks small city lakes in Kansas City and St. Louis with trout in the winter and bass and hybrid sunfish in the spring and summer. Our nine-year-old son reeled in the first fish of the day and I hooked a nice one right after. Before we wrapped up our scant two hours…

  • laying eggs
    Inside & Out

    Laying Eggs at The Three-Acre Wood

    Last week was an exciting one in the chicken coop at the Three-Acre Wood. Our spring chickens (it had to be said) started laying some tiny little eggs, and our Ameraucana hens even got in on the action with their lovely eggs of pale blue.

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