Sunday, November 29, 2015

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. Bright outlook.

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.