Author: Jane Lukens

Recipe: Caramel Popcorn Balls

When I was learning to cook and bake, I thought of popcorn balls as a bit of a mystery. I had eaten homemade popcorn balls from time to time in school and at family occasions. Some were delicious and some were nearly inedible. Oh well, somehow, I manag…

Settling for Yard Work

Waiting for fields to dry out means there is time for yard work. After a long Winter there is lots to do. You may recall that we have new shingles  Up on the House Top. The snow covered the stray nails and scraps from the job.Now that th…

Farm Inspector on Spring Start

The Farm Inspector gave a farm tour to her best farm friend (BFF). BFF also has roots in GriggsDakota, so was excited to take a look.The Ag Analyst joined them as they gave their approval to our improved Salford.As she demonstrated tractor driving, we …

Beautiful In Season

Last Winter it was easy to marvel at the beauty of the snow. But now that we are well into Spring, it can go away. And it is going away. But a little too slowly. In GriggsDakota there are  four distinct seasons, but we never kn…

A Spring Day

 The clouds broke up over the weekend and we enjoyed sunshine.We wished as hard as we could.  We concentrated on Summer. We put on our shorts.  We made a plan.The dipsy doodle spin shot missed, but the temperature went up …

Happy Easter 2011

 To believe there could be a crucifixion. And three days later, a resurrection takes a step of faith.We live in that faith. Happy Easter!

Easter Bonnets

It’s time to get ready for the Easter Parade! In your Easter BonnetWith all the frills upon it  You’ll be the grandest ladyIn the Easter Parade. I’ll be all in CloverWhen they look you over I’ll be the proudest fellow in t…

Sheyenne throws a Party

Sheyenne has turned into quite a hostess. We had noticed evidence that she has been having friends drop by.  Her guests dance each evening as the birds provide music. A prairie soiree. Complete with spilled grain and prairie ha…

One More Bale of Hay

The return to winter has slowed the melt, but the flooding continues. We drive nine miles to arrive at the farmstead next door.  We thought we had enough hay for Sheyenne. But with the fresh snow cover, we need one more bale. There are s…

The Birds are Still Singing

 Last week we thought we were on our way to field work.We had our drills out of the snow drifts. We thought the snow drifts would soon be just a memory. We were wrong.After tromping around GriggsDakota and listening to area snow totals, I bel…