Daring determination and the ability to block out the fact that you just might get a whipping for even attempting it
The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days.
What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.
You don’t always get what you want.
That lesson seems so simple and yet can be so complex over the course of a lifetime.
While reading the book written by Bettie Youngs, I couldn’t help but notice many similarities to so many farm families I have known over my lifetime.
There has never been a time in my life without dogs. I can’t imagine it any other way.
I remember a black and white photograph in an old family album.
Friends seem puzzled by the fact that I know very little about television hit shows from my childhood era.
Consider for a moment some of the amazing Americans who shaped the development of history. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Marie Curie, Charles Lindberg are a few who come to mind quite readily.
When we speak of land conservation, the farmer in each of us tends to think of caring for farm ground in the best possible way.
This past weekend was a big event, and a memorable one, for certain.
The parents of my good friend Cindy celebrated 50 years of marriage, and there was a party big enough to mark it.
My son, Cort, has become friends with a girl who is visiting here from Japan this school year.
He told us that he is teaching her fun English slang words, and she is enjoying every minute of it.