Blondi WHO?

Blondi, gussied up

Blondi Blathers is the Twitter handle of a Saskatchewan-born and -raised person who moved back about 20 years ago to make a home with her sweetie.

Margo is my home town; his is Wadena, 20 minutes down the road. We lived with my two boys in Scott’s little house in his parents’ farmyard for the first few years before buying Golden Grain Farm a mile away.




Living Quarters:


The property was named by children’s author Thornton W Burgess (1874–1965). Apparently there once was a three-storey farmhouse (long gone) with a wraparound veranda — his summer retreat back in the day. Now Farmbeau and I live in a small 1970s bungalow and I only sit on a wrap-around veranda in my dreams.

This sign was hanging at the end of the driveway when we bought the place and it is still there on this old eyesore hunk of junk farm implement. Burgess named the place. I didn’t find anything online about him ever living here, but in the Wadena history book it’s mentioned. I like to imagine him rambling around as I do, making up his stories about the animals.

More info about Thornton Burgess: click here.

• If I could do exactly what I wanted every day of my life, I’d be reading, writing, listening to music, playing music (can’t play my instruments worth shit; it’s still fun), singing (not in public, but with others), listening to favourite radio programs, communing with flowers and birds and fairies and elves, and sitting on the back step with a friend and a glass of wine on a summer evening, or by a crackling bonfire in the winter.

• What I actually do is struggle to keep on top of the dishes, read and write at every opportunity, spend as much time outside as possible when the weather’s fair, and sit alone on the back step with a glass of wine on summer evenings, admiring the flowers, listening to the birds and hoping fairies and elves will show themselves.

I’ve worked in publishing for the past couple decades, both in-house and freelance. I’m also part-time in the office of a rural municipality.
As a volunteer I help with some of the communications for the  Wadena Food Bank but I have to say, the women running that endeavour are doing all the work and a lot of it.

• It’s possible that you have landed on this page without knowing that Saskatchewan is in Canada, so here you go: Canada.

Scott and I have had our jackets tied together since 2000. We have three sons (Gunnar, Emil, Everett), a daughter-in-law (Melissa) and three grandchildren (Little Eva, Little Rose, and Little Scott).

Kathy Oct 2021

I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. ~ Michel de Montaigne



A Letter OutBlog 2009-2016

Who Does She Think She Is, Anais Nin? — Blog 2002-2008


Indeed, that is just what a common and private life is: a life of the richest stuff imaginable.

~ Montaigne biographer Sarah Bakewell


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