Thursday, August 25, 2016
noisemakers

If one were to look back on a good life being lived, complete with the work, worry and challenges dropped in our path, it can feel as though one has hit a lucky streak when days of bubbling-over happiness land directly on our path.
cows

A look at some laws regarding cattle from around the United States.
cows in milking parlor

Growing up on a dairy farm was fun at times, but it was a whole lot of work, every single day.
path through trees

Blind faith, with a dose of sometimes subtle instinct, is what often determines the opportunities we choose to grab onto and those we let pass by.

Mother Nature sure knows how to play a cruel April Fools' joke. Following a week of sunshine, greening pastures and blooming flowers, rain, snow and howling winds attacked most of Ohio the beginning of April.
Prairie scene

Hard work and dreams of what could be, pushed early Americans to survive.
texting

The days of the hand-written love letter are numbered. No lovely hand-written love letters will be treasured, kept under lock and key, one day taking you back in time.
farmland

There are circumstances that come to shape us, both the paths we choose, and those chosen for us.
newspapers and coffee

Our big old black and white TV was often turned on only briefly in the evening, after the night milking and supper, just in time for the news.
candle

The number of people from far and wide who came to pay their respects to Bob Sutherland, the honor guards, the presentation of the flag, a 21-gun salute, all made up an unforgettable, impressive tribute.
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