Standing by the ocean, I have always felt an incredible wave of awe and inspiration. There is simply nothing as powerful as watching that massive movement’s waves crash to the shore.
Who would I be without my sisters? I am talking both about the sisters who were born into my life, and the sisters I have chosen throughout my adult life.
It is the job of a parent to create order out of a somewhat chaotic world, to orchestrate the subtle and the major things within a child’s life.
How does it happen that a tiny 2-pound bundle of energy can take over the world as we know it? Back in July, a tiny little Yorkshire terrier came to be a part of our family.
Have you ever been driving along, listening to the radio, when a song comes on that simply takes you back to a day, a moment in time, a place you never thought you would be again? I have experienced that same incredible jolt at times when looking at treasured photographs.
I have a big question for all farmers out there. Who among you could possibly farm without the following agricultural essentials: baler twine, duct tape and a tarp strap or two.
Sometimes, animals choose us. What would any farm be without a cast of characters from the animal world? The heart of an empathetic country squire is often large enough to encircle Mother Nature’s castaways rather than just those animals they’ve enclosed within their barns or gates or crates.
Hard work is good for the soul. Hard work builds character. Hard work makes you tougher. Hard work teaches you things you don’t even know you are learning.
Attitude is everything.
I have learned this, if nothing else, in the journey of this life.
There are people who walk the path of life so graciously, so quietly, that we sometimes don’t stop to celebrate the enormity of their presence.
Eating healthy in today’s world can prove to be a major challenge.
I just ran across a very old book in my collection which has intrigued me.
I have a friend who grew up in the Midwest, and now lives in Florida Just a few weeks ago, she wrote and lamented the differences in her life now as compared to her childhood days.
We have watched civilization marching forward, one invention at a time, over the past couple of hundred years.
“Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
Throughout the history of mankind, stories of war have forever been a part of the landscape. Stories of amazing survival and incredibly staggering deaths in massive numbers, faced with courage, have been woven through the fabric of our history.
It has been said that of all the things available to human beings, the land of our Earth is one thing that is taken far too much for granted.
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.