(Don’t worry about how I look in my contemplation image. My urge to think, and write, often happens in the early morning – after I have a cup of coffee, but before I have a shower.) Recently I attended a meeting of a local cooperative. If you are not familiar with how a cooperative works, … More Womens’ part in boardrooms
As many of you know, I spend a majority of my time helping out on our dairy farm. Steve has dubbed me the “Fecal Manager,” because, as you know, titles are important. Not. I am going to keep my title. I often share it with friends and family because I think it is hilarious! I … More A Day in the life of …….
Just a great morning to get my arse off the couch and work. … More It’s time to get back to work
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