Friday, February 5, 2016
tick up close

This past summer and well into the fall, with all the factors right for an enormous proliferation of ticks, has found us sharing knowledge gleaned over many years whether we wanted it or not.
Dorset sheep

Just when they thought Doris would be packing her bags, she brings a gift of a fine Christmas ewe lamb to Sutherland's farm. Doris the Dorset has done it again.

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas bring back warm memories for Sutherland of baking cookies, decorating the tree and wishing for special gifts from Santa.
lamb

Dink, the friendly ram lamb of Doris the Dorset, had won over Sutherland's heart, but it was time for him to move on. A faithful reader and fellow Dorset breeder welcomed Dink onto their farm.
bicycle

Remember the thrill of a bike ride with a mission? My best friend, Cindy, and I were talking about how great she felt when her Grandpa Sigler sent her to Bodager Hardware to get him a specific item.
brooms

An interview with a blind man and respected broom maker changed Sutherland's approach to writing narratives. It was a story worth telling in her hometown.
girl and sunset over farmland

We had lots of ways to build character on those farms, the land so wide open we could explore a new section every day.
American flag with light shining through it

It goes without saying: Every veteran deserves our respect and gratitude. Medical care, without delay, should not be yet another battle our veterans have to fight.
farmer by tractor

Farmers do more, and more responsibly, than most of us know.
Dorset sheep

Doris the Dorset is always finding her way out her pen.
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