Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

To My Mother... Emma Bryant McKee who birthed me, loved me and taught me to make a proper bed, fry fish and never give up on winning the lottery.

To My Grandma Lizzy... Elizabeth Diggs McKee who taught me to love the farm, work hard and cook for a thrashing crew.

To My Best Friends Mom...Lorene Donnell who taught me to make a skirt without a pattern and giggled throughout my girlhood right along with us.

To My Aunt...Vera Carriebelle Hilliard Empie who opens her home and her heart to the world and taught me how to keep Big Tall Betsy at bay.

Thank you all for the wonderful "mothering" you've given me. Happy Mothers Day, I love you all, forever.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Own it!

I've been so busy with my farm-life that I've put my writing-life under a bushel. I've been stymied and stalled with so many differing opinions regarding Domus. Yesterday I received a stern lecture from a sister farmer about remembering my vision and not other folk's version of what Domus is. Write from your own heart she said; it's good to have readers but ultimately you must keep it your own. Thanks, Karen, I needed that little jolt. So, folks, don't get so bogged down with advise that you loose sight of your own work....and have a monumental day.