Category: Kids


After our walk we returned to the house. We were chilled now, and needed to warm up. So the fire was started, chairs rearranged, and together we sat at the window, hot cups of mulled cider in hand, to watch the snow fall. After… Continue Reading “Echoes”

Wintertime Nighs

By the time we got to the farm we had started to see some real signs of winter. Snowfall sprinkled across the roads and ditches like talcum spilled on a bathroom floor. We pulled in at the barns and I immediately went looking for… Continue Reading “Wintertime Nighs”


Rusty joined us for the trip back to the farm, and I noticed that his KerDoodle was no longer brown. I looked to Clive for an explanation. “There’s stress in the air so he reverts,” he said. “I guess that makes sense. I’m pretty… Continue Reading “Dedication”

Everybody’s Got One

The next day we went for another walk, this time to the corral just west of the house where Clive and I found Ell watching Dee pick up some wind-blown branches. It didn’t escape my attention that Ell was not alone. “I thought everyone… Continue Reading “Everybody’s Got One”


We decided to head back to the house for dinner, but to do that we had to pass through the barn again, and on the way we saw a most idyllic scene. Now, to describe it properly I need to explain something. You recall,… Continue Reading “Teachers”

Before and After

Dee rode off with her little friend to the other end of the paddock and we turned to walk back toward the barns. After a while, walking in silence, we both suddenly heard splashing and noisy chatter from up the hill. “What’s going on?”… Continue Reading “Before and After”

Hanging On

“Let’s keep going,” I said, and we carried on up the hill and across a large paddock toward a gravel lane. On the lane we saw a couple of young ladies on horseback, going for a light hack, and, of course, along with them… Continue Reading “Hanging On”


After my most invigorating dream I decided to get up. I swung my legs out over the edge of the bed and rubbed the sand out of my eyes. I stood up, pulled on my lightest sweater, and opened the door to my room.… Continue Reading “Vanilla”

Think Big

“A walk in the forest?” I said. “I’d like to, but I really could use a nap. I think that bang on the head has done more than show me KerDoodles. I feel very tired.” “No problem,” answered Clive. “In fact, it’s probably a… Continue Reading “Think Big”

Training Grounds

I turned and followed his gaze, and what I saw was just about enough to knock my socks off! There, stretched across the summer-warm paddocks was an absolutely amazing sight! “What the heck is going on over there?” I asked, my mouth gaping wide… Continue Reading “Training Grounds”