So, last night I ventured up to the infamous Twin Cities to listen to one of my all-time favorites Mr. Don Shelby talk about “Journalism: Facts Matter.” It took me a bit to get up there. First as I was arriving at a predetermined meeting point of a friend’s condo, she called and said she … More Shelby affirms my ideas
So, I find myself staring down at the new pair of sandals I purchased for our mini-vacation we had last week. Yes, I have them on my feet. They are not the ever-so-popular flip-flops, or “thongs” like we used to call them when I was but a child, which now means a bit of string … More Shoes can be confusing
I normally don’t help with haymaking anymore. So today I made sure to prepare one of our favorite suppers to deliver to the guys in the field – turkey supreme. When I took it to Steve in the tractor, I rode in the buddy seat and drove the tractor using the spinner thingy on the … More What do you do when the sun shines? You make hay!
So you think you want to move to the country. You want to experience waking up to the peace and quiet of rural America. I used to feel the same way. I grew up in the city and loved visiting my Uncle Jerry’s farm. I loved being in the milk house during chores and watching … More The peace of country living
What was supposed to start out a casual trip into the deep-dark, thistley woods turned into one of the best days of my life. Not only did I find what I was looking for, but I accomplished something I never could have imagined doing. I was off work early today, so I thought, “Hmm. I … More I’m pretty damn great today!
Years ago, when I was young and somewhat naive, I chose to forgo the option of becoming a professional. I attended college as a non-traditional 29-year old mother of a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. I knew I wanted to give them everything they needed. I am not talking about fancy clothing, expensive toys and … More Finding a career after family hiatus; harder than I thought
I am fortunate enough to have employment that I love. I am also fortunate enough that my employer allows me to take care of a few things at home. I guess it could be a bit unfortunate too. As I was perusing all the photos I have gathered for my next work-from-home project, I stumbled … More Loving cows as much as pets
Our oldest son Joe recently graduated from college with a degree in dairy production and returned to milk cows with his us on our dairy farm in Southern Minnesota. He finally considers himself a full-blown adult. He arrives at 5 a.m. and works almost 10 hours every day. He milks the cows, feeds the cows … More Joe’s on his own. I done good!
So, I wasn’t going post a usual hugs-n-kisses “Happy Thanksgiving”short essay, but as I lie here, stuck in bed for the third day in a row, because of a stupid pinched nerve, one particular Thanksgiving popped into my mind and I had to share with everyone. It was 24 or 25 years ago. I couldn’t … More From my entire heart…