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…
So there’s a story behind this note. I was trying to mow lawn and found out the battery connections needed to be cleaned and repaired. Steve was helping me this time. As I scrubbed the connections with a wire brush, I quickly grew frustrated with the quality of said brush. Half the spiny bristles we missing. … More He loves me
And so it begins. Harvest 2015 was just getting started when I returned home from work this afternnon. Onward with a husband that gets a little frazzled and anxious and me that has to reign him in every once in a while. It’s an exciting time of year.
On my way into the house, I stopped in the calving barn and found two animals in labor! Yay!