Saturday, January 16, 2021
a red barn on a farm.

Alan Guebert sheds some light on why he's not sharing comments from his most critical readers this year and what the real problems facing rural America are.
bathtub

Kymberly Foster Seabolt describes her and Mr. Wonderful's motivation and excitement (or lack of excitement) over remodeling their bathroom a fourth time.
Chinese lantern

Judith Sutherland shares a personal experience and urges readers to learn to live with gratitude a difficult year comes to a close.
finance sheet and calculator

Farm families should estimate what their desired standard of living is and then develop a plan to make sure farm revenue increases to meet these goals.
sheep in pasture

Rebecca Miller stopped writing at one point this year. She started again, because she could take a breath long enough to put something down in written form.
Standing corn in snow

Marlin Clark offers an update and analysis of the grain markets before the close of 2020.
snowy pasture

Black Ink columnist Miranda Reiman ponders what it means to be great, noting being great is not a goal, it is a constant pursuit.
Christmas tree branches

Judith Sutherland remembers the magic of Christmas during her childhood.
paint brushes

In 1943, Norman Rockwell painted the Four Freedoms and instantly became "America's artist in chief."
Christmas barn

A fun spin on a A Visit from St. Nicholas, from a farmer's point of view, brought to you by Ohio State University Extension Dairy Working Group.