Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Preparing a quick supper before leaving for work one morning, I stretched toward some shelves Mark put up in our kitchen and set out one of our three crockpots.

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.

Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance. In recent years, we've received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.

Marking another first for me, the mom who could be a grandmother by now, I smoothed down the drama and trauma of missing my youngest daughter's recent visit to the family doctor.

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.

I am not, nor will I ever be, the 'roughing it" type. My husband, bless his heart, refuses to believe this.

After the U.S. Supreme Court surprised both sides of the beef checkoff court fight May 23 by declaring the $80-million-per-year mandatory tax constitutional, opponents and proponents alike offered a dizzying display of spin.

Helping prepare a program for my Monday (reader's) Club prompted me to dig out the correspondence my family has saved over the years.

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.

Feed is the most expensive input on a dairy farm. Dairy operations typically incur annual feed expenses amounting to $1,000 to $1,200 per cow per year.