Archives for June 2013

The Honey Bee Crusade

Rainey’s been studying honey bees lately, on account of the hive we have hidden in our backyard, and because a few weeks ago, in the middle of the afternoon, a swarm of them hovered above her head while she and her younger brother played outside. “Thousands of bees are all over the backyard,” Rainey hollered when they dashed inside to take cover. And sure enough, when I looked out the back door, I saw a thick cloud of bees buzzing midair, about forty feet […]

Happy Campers

We’d be in Indiana right about now, maybe Illinois or southern Wisconsin. Our next stop was scheduled to be Lake Carlos State Park in Minnesota, en route to a family reunion in Dodson, Montana. They’ve been planning it for years, my husband and daughter, the two pioneering spirits in this family, and after months and months of wearing me down, they finally convinced me to buy a camper to make the long journey west. “What’s wrong, […]