For the past ten years, Terra Fondriest has found herself on the journey of navigating motherhood. In 2011, with the birth of her first child, she transitioned from her former adventurous career as a wildland firefighter and...
Photo by @terrafondriest. My daughter loves hanging out with our chickens as they graze in our yard in the Ozarks of Arkansas. She's discovered her own ways to interact with them like putting scratch on her feet and letting them peck it off.
August 11, 2020. Marshall, AR. On most days, our neighbor's little dog Simon comes the 1/4 mile over to our house to visit. We drive him back home in the evening and our kids visit and cause mischief together. Driving Simon back in the evenings has brought us closer as friends and we are both thankful.
My daughter and I were walking to the edge of our woods in the Ozarks of Arkansas when all of a sudden, she felt something race across her bare foot! We searched the ground and saw the tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi), a native critter of the Ozarks, but not commonly seen. It was hunkered under some foliage, so we called the neighbor kids up to come over and see it with us. 10-year-old Kyler had watched his dad pick them up before, so he gave it a try and it crawled right onto his hand and slowly up to his head. We let it walk back into the woods soon after and have only seen it once since that day.
by @terrafondriest. Summer Jeans. My ten year old neighbor boy Kyler sat down in a camping chair to eat lunch during the yard sale that his family was hosting. The knees in his jeans, evidence of the hard work and play he does everyday here in the hills of the Arkansas Ozarks.