Monday, June 26, 2017

The sights, sounds and smells of Christmas bring back warm memories for Sutherland of baking cookies, decorating the tree and wishing for special gifts from Santa.

Dink, the friendly ram lamb of Doris the Dorset, had won over Sutherland's heart, but it was time for him to move on. A faithful reader and fellow Dorset breeder welcomed Dink onto their farm.

Remember the thrill of a bike ride with a mission? My best friend, Cindy, and I were talking about how great she felt when her Grandpa Sigler sent her to Bodager Hardware to get him a specific item.

An interview with a blind man and respected broom maker changed Sutherland's approach to writing narratives. It was a story worth telling in her hometown.
girl and sunset over farmland

We had lots of ways to build character on those farms, the land so wide open we could explore a new section every day.
American flag with light shining through it

It goes without saying: Every veteran deserves our respect and gratitude. Medical care, without delay, should not be yet another battle our veterans have to fight.
farmer by tractor

Farmers do more, and more responsibly, than most of us know.
Dorset sheep

Doris the Dorset is always finding her way out her pen.

Farm accidents hit home for rural families.

We hold little control over such monumental matters like water, whether it is the lack of a natural resource or the deluge and devastation of far too much of it.
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