Bird-watching Rewards

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Blairsville, Ga. — Today’s front-porch conversation revolved around birds. As we ate sandwiches together, we watched the feeders hanging in Grandpa’s front flower bed. My eldest and most avid bird watcher correctly identified American Gold...
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Fluffy — The Cat We Couldn’t Keep

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Pet rule #1: I have kids, not puppies. Translation: NO PETS!   No other rule in our house gets attacked, lobbied against and secretly broken more than the “no pets” rule. What my kids want — in no particular order — are...
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Caterpillar Lessons

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle My 11-year-old daughter is teaching her four youngest siblings today. Yesterday, in the front yard, the kids found caterpillars just emerging from eggs. After collecting a dozen or so and putting them in our butterfly house, the 11 year old was...
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Goats and Kids

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Leiper’s Fork, TN – May 2010 — My parents own two cats, 10 hens and three goats, which represent their beginning efforts at animal husbandry. My mother has three rules for all her farm animals.   Rule #1: They must have good...
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