4×4 Required

As forecasted the rain began yesterday. And continued. It may sound a bit strange (but if you know me you’re used to me being strange – yes?) but I absolutely love heavy rains.  Yes they make for a mess and can be dangerous.  I love the deafening sounds of heavy rain.  I love the roaring…

Memphis bound

Clear Creek Lavender is once again headed south to Memphis and the Pink Palace Festival. Earlier this evening I reread a post written while we were in Memphis last year.  While I haven’t practiced or perfected my southern drawl in the past year I am delighted to be going back to Memphis where being polite is natural and…

Traveling Spainard

Some of my regular readers may remember when David visited our farm early this spring. A few days ago we received an email from another Warm Showers traveler, Miguel from the northern region of Spain. Miguel arrived in New York in June and is planning to bicycle across the US to California, for starters. He…

Real Music

While the MTV generation is zoned out on what’s happening in LA, let me tell you about some good music – music with integrity. One of our favorite Oklahoma summer events happens this weekend. Woody Fest! Folkies and music lovers in general from across the country descend on the little town of Okemah, Oklahoma to…

Second Time Around

The new house has a revolving door apparently. It’s funny that we’ve had more visitors in the month that we’ve lived in the new place than any month we lived in Tulsa. First Hillarey and Lance visited for my birthday. We had a great time and I think the kids love the new place as…

Deep South

Things I like about Memphis: Southern drawl – deep and thick. BBQ – Memphis style dry ribs. Hospitality – the forgotten art. And older women who freely admit to loving Vodka tonics. I wonder how long it’d take me to develop a slow drawl and fondness for hard liquor? var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol)…

Dazed and Confused

No – I’m not writing about our first glimpse of Matthew McConaughey or reliving my horrid high school days. Although while we’re on the subject let’s just admit that he is very pretty and much better looking without that 1976 hair style, but aren’t we all? The second weekend in September I found myself in…