Sharing my column I wrote for Progressive Farmer’s February issue. Here is a photo of the big closing day!
I wrote the following article as part of Progressive Farmer’s Our Rural Roots. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I am fairly sure I have passed that on to my two farm kids. Every day on our way to day care, they excitedly watch and report on everything they see in the fieldsContinue reading “Harvesting Life Lessons”
“Mama, why is that sheep laying like that?” My three-year-old and I were checking ewe lambs in a field and he spotted the same thing I did. A ewe lamb laying bloated, feet up in the air. Then, we spotted another. In the end, we lost three ewe lambs that day. And my little boyContinue reading “Death on the Family Farm”
My dad’s combine was built in 1975. She’s seen better days. Paint is rusted. Levers are stiff. The soft, yellow seat is long gone. Every year before harvest we all say a little prayer that she doesn’t fall apart and quit us in the middle of the field. She falls somewhere between “antique” and “butContinue reading “I Like Grandad’s”
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 “