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Treed House By: 05/26/2015 @ 7:35am

A thumping BOOM! jolted my wife and I from a sound slumber. “What was that?” she asked, startled.“I don’t know,” I mumbled, hoping for a swift return to dreamland…

8 Miles By: 05/12/2015 @ 7:25am

Just at the edge of our grove, right next to Anna’s roses, is the spot where my great-uncle, Carl, told me to stop walking my horse and gallop. When Uncle Carl said gallop, you…

Woody's Mother By: 05/05/2015 @ 7:04am

“If I could only hear my mother sing againIf I could close my eyes and hear your voice as thenAll the friends and familywould sing along with me,and set your spirit free…”We…

Dairy Expo Doings By: 03/30/2015 @ 8:17am

It isn’t often that my wife and I are invited to hang out with nobility. The royalty in this case was a dairy princess named Katelyn. She and her family were attending a concert…

Splish Splash By: 03/17/2015 @ 8:36am

We have an old hog lagoon on the corner of our homestead.Some of you may be thinking of Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour in On the Road to Tahiti.Not that kind of lagoon. Not even…

Gloria By: 01/06/2015 @ 6:23am

Gloria's a little grumpy.I’m blaming my wife. She’s the one who let Gloria into the house for the afternoon, and now that’s all she can think of.Gloria is one of our…

Christmas 2014 By: 12/22/2014 @ 3:25pm

“I just think things are awful.” You hear people say that all the time.  People talk about all the horrible events that have happened since 9-11 - the recession, the…

The 4 Seasons of Farming By: 12/19/2014 @ 6:53am

Spring is my favorite time of year.      Spring, a time when life renews itself, throwing off the frosty shackles of Winter. It heralds the beginning of a…

10 Below By: 12/02/2014 @ 7:20am

Thanksgiving Day.Ten degrees below zero and a foot of snow on the ground.I’m sure those two go together somehow, but right now it isn’t really coming to me.It’s not that…

Acts of Kindness By: 12/01/2014 @ 9:01am

This is the season wherein our thoughts turn toward performing acts of kindness for others. A prime example of such a thing might include sending a bolt of cloth to Lady Gaga so…

Storing Stuff By: 11/24/2014 @ 11:13am

“Where is that thingamajig?” I called out to my wife as I pawed though the junk drawer.“What thingamajig?” she called back.“You know. The one that I have to use to…

New York Apartment By: 10/28/2014 @ 7:09am

I had no idea I was so rich.I just read an article about an apartment in New York City that sold for $21.9 million. The reason it was so expensive was because of its terrific view…

Why We Can't Be Friends By: 10/21/2014 @ 6:15am

I was working on my daughter’s heating system and having a few issues.  Since I was operating right on the ragged edge of incompetence (a place I spend too much time), I…

The Old Man By: 06/03/2014 @ 12:46pm

I saw an old friend this week and we talked a little Hemingway.We do have other things in common, but we’re a couple of old guys who have an affection for another old guy…

Memorial Day and Graduation… By: 05/27/2014 @ 7:45am

Having Graduation Day and Memorial Day in such close proximity has the potential to be a little odd.  It can lead to a pretty emotional weekend.This year we only have four…

Easter 2014 By: 04/22/2014 @ 8:34am

For reasons no one cares about, I have to be out the door at 5:30 a.m., six days a week, so I actually only get about one good night’s sleep a week – on Saturday.Except for…

Vigil By: 04/15/2014 @ 7:34am

I just spent the evening with a whole group of very nice people who wanted more than anything in the world to be somewhere else.It was our community’s annual Walk and…

Pitchfork By: 01/21/2014 @ 6:32am

If you’re going to be a farmer, you need to re-invest if you’re going to keep improving your operation.  A new combine can cost a half million dollars, a big tractor a…

School bus lessons By: 01/06/2014 @ 9:10am

Everything I needed to know I learned from riding the school bus.    One of the first nuggets of wisdom bestowed by the bus was the importance of punctuality. The…

New Year 2013 By: 12/26/2013 @ 8:58am

Three things have been rattling around in my head this week…Lately, I’ve been fretting a little bit about money, which is kind of new for me.  I like the things you can…

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