Thursday, February 11, 2016

"For the simple things, I am grateful. We complicate our lives to the point of total distraction from that which is most sacred, and...

"The bright sun filtered through the clouds, warming the fields of alfalfa that my father was mowing. Within a day or two it would...

Every Veterans Day should be a massive event, a day of total reverence and celebration for those who have given so much for so...

One of my very first columns written for Farm and Dairy centered around the topic of my excited impatience as I awaited the birth...

"We worked in the woods for nearly 10 hours today, falling trees, sawing lumber. I could have worked 10 more. There is something invigorating...

"There is a little man in that child who has already stood his ground with the stubborn calves in the barn and the pigs...

"Throwing down hay from the highest point of the south mow, I was drawn to the west corner by the tiniest of sounds. Nestled...

All my life, I have been certain of one thing. Dairy farmers are not paid nearly enough. Now, this has been true even when...

A knock came on my door as I worked in the kitchen one late afternoon this past week. I was startled because I had...

"I spent the afternoon astraddle the ridge of the new barn-loft roof laying down a ridgecap, a course of overlapping shingles that covers the...
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