Family

Moments In Time

I recently read it takes roughly $1,000 per child per month for raising a child. I can’t help think that’s wrong. Of course, what area of the country one lives in is a factor. At $1,000 per month, it’s roughly $198,000 invested in Connor so far. If only it was so clear cut as a […]

Things to do Now

After a crisis it’s easy to take a different look at things and say we should have done this or we’re going to do that. Time passes, life gets busy and those resolutions get lost. Here’s several things to put on the “to do” list to make sure you and your loved ones are around […]

A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm

As 2014 comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on the milestones, activities, and day-to-day farm happenings by reviewing pictures I captured throughout the year.The Polar Vortex: The year started with one of the coldest winter’s we’ve experienced.The sn…

A Look Back at 2014 on the Farm

As 2014 comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on the milestones, activities, and day-to-day farm happenings by reviewing pictures I captured throughout the year.The Polar Vortex: The year started with one of the coldest winter’s we’ve experienced.The sn…

What if Your Town is the Next Ground Zero?

I often have posts about community, home and ‘issues’ that aren’t strictly food or farm, but are an influence for many of us. We all see the major headlines, and we’re all just a few actions away from being the next one. Yesterday a young lady, who I will not name here for reasons of […]

Happy Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for so many things in my life and I try to be grateful, daily. I wish you all the same — find the things in life that are blessings and focus on those: The eternal grace of God Second chances The love of a good man Supportive family Good dogs Great horses Having […]

What Kind of World

As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s natural to think of those things, situations and people we’re thankful for. I recently read “It’s a God Thing” and the incredible stories are inspiring. When there’s good things it’s easy to be hopeful – when it’s bad things, faith is needed. Today embraces a beginning and an aftermath. The […]

Great Gifts for Dad When Money is Tight

Dads vary widely in interests, likes, dislikes, imperfections and perfections. There is no gift we can give most dads that is close to that which they give us, but sometimes money is tight. Presents for dads becomes gift bargains for dads and – stretched further – outright cheap gifts for dads. What to do when […]

Storm Clouds – Remembering Helen

The storm clouds rolled in with a threatening appearance. Dark. Angry. Ahead of the storm there was blue sky and puffy clouds. Those are the ones we found pictures in…perhaps a dog or a heart or an alligator. But the dark ones held her look. They held the darkness of the days ahead. They held […]