The Chocolate Bars

The kids’ school did a chocolate bar selling fundraiser. They got their boxes of 60 bars each and had big dreams about how many they could sell. I tried to temper expectations. Every elementary kid in town is selling them, we aren’t from here, we don’t have family around here… I didn’t want them toContinue reading “The Chocolate Bars”


Let Grief Open Hearts

This article was published in Progressive Farmer as part of their Our Rural Roots column. The end of 2021 was filled with loss for our family. The two most profound being our 13-year-old neighbor, Kooper, who died in a car accident, our 28-year-old saint of a quarter horse, Lou. I’ve read articles about how farmContinue reading “Let Grief Open Hearts”

Sounds from the Big 12 Championship Game

Our beloved Pokes fell short—two inches short, to be exact—of the Big 12 Championship. We profess being #loyalandtrue in our alma mater song for days like today. More importantly, I wanted to share a few things you would have heard if you watched the Big 12 Championship at our house… Braun: Mom, does he knowContinue reading “Sounds from the Big 12 Championship Game”