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Lifestyles of the Rich and Creamy

Thursday, July 12, 2007

It’s been said that ice cream has a vocabulary all its own. If words or phrases have any link to ice cream, most ears will prick up at the sound of them.

Back In Your Own Back Yard*

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Camping experiences can range from lighthearted kids’ summer camp like scout camp or church camp to the toughest, most dismal prospects of military camp.

She’s A Winner

Thursday, June 21, 2007

With not one entry sent in, my Prom On a $50 Budget contest bombed. Maybe the Farm and Dairy prizes I promised weren’t enough incentive to take the trouble, or, maybe no one wanted to admit they spent so little on their prom.

Father’s Day is Baby Boomer Young

Thursday, June 14, 2007

No, our Father’s Day holiday was not invented by Hallmark cards. The special dad’s day holiday should probably be credited to Mrs.

Pocketful of Posies

Thursday, June 7, 2007

I telephoned. “I’ll be out to get some more flowers … No Dad, I don’t need any of the yellow old-fashioned roses or purple iris,” I explained, “I just need to get some more tiny violets.

Berry Season Begins

Thursday, May 31, 2007

This spring at our house, we’ve sampled a couple packages of shipped-in strawberries. They garnish a pretty plate, aren’t bad on cereal , but we’re still waiting for strawberries fresh from our local patches.

In Tribute

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day marks the beginning of our summer season. It was established in 1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War.

Black hens and brown eggs

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I answered the loud knock with a “C-o-m-i-n-g!”, and opened my kitchen door to find my neighbor Lee beaming as he presented me with a carton of beautiful brown eggs.

Moms Yearn for Comfort Foods

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Most moms are not as sensational as those who live on Wisteria Lane (Desperate Housewives), but many moms feel a bit desperate occasionally.

Dandy Greens

Thursday, May 3, 2007

One thing everyone in my family agrees on — we do love eating greens. I have always been partial to Swiss chard.

Getting Beyond the Grief

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Coverage of the tragic massacre at Virginia Tech will be, by today’s standards, old news when this issue of Farm and Dairy comes out, but I’m motivated to write about little else when concern about the incident is so great.

Read It Out Loud

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I don’t need to make a case for reading here. Since you’re reading this paper, obviously, you’re a reader.

Our Libraries: Channeling Between the Ditches

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Libraries have always been a home away from home for me. Whether I stood beside the “stacks” (bookshelves) or in a privileged place behind the desk, I sensed at an early age the quiet, potential “wealth” around me.

National Poetry Month – April

Thursday, April 5, 2007

How to Eat a Poem Don’t be polite. Bite in. Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin.

Eating right

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Perhaps more of us than ever before are aware of the importance of what we eat, while at the same time, more temptations that aren’t so good for us surround us and sway us to indulge in the wrong foods.

Good Luck, Thrifty Prom Goers

Thursday, March 22, 2007

I’m in the thrift shop business as one of my part-time jobs, so I’m always interested and amazed at the attractive attire a person can find by shopping at second-hand stores.

School Project Syndrome

Thursday, March 15, 2007

One would think that amid the tumultuous clutter my family saves, we could find needed materials when school projects roll around.

Clicking Our Clocks

Thursday, March 8, 2007

As for March weather, we should expect the unexpected. When I drive to Salem to the Farm and Dairy offices, I look forward to the sign at Mason’s Steak House which cheerfully states that there are less than 20 days till spring.

Notes from a Label Baby Mom

Thursday, March 1, 2007

I enjoy keeping an eye on fashion. Not that I dress so well, but I’ve always been fascinated by handbags and, impervious to my husband’s dismay at my overflowing boxes of footwear, I feel there’s definitely a certain shoe that completes the look of every outfit.

Good Side of a Winter Day

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I chipped away at the iciest windshield I’d seen in a long time – maybe ever. I wished Kathie’s play practice had been canceled like so many other events, but I started the van an hour before we needed to leave just to make sure it would be clear of thick snow piled over a layer of sleet that had iced over the first layer of snow.

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