Be a Good Neighbor

This post was written as part of the Our Rural Roots column for Progressive Farmer. It was late one evening as we were driving home from checking cows. Everyone was tired. That’s when we saw our neighbors’ cows were out on the road. We immediately started to help gather them. It’s what neighbors do. ItContinue reading “Be a Good Neighbor”


The People in Rural America 

This is out first in the Best of 2016 series. This post was originally published on Figuring Out the Plot and was subsequently published in several newspapers. It is my most-read post ever. I grew up in rural America. And my husband and I have chosen to raise our family here. In town without stoplightsContinue reading “The People in Rural America “