Category: Family

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 […]

Supporting Agriculture, Veterans, Slow Money

As I look at 53 years in life, in the US and in agriculture I’m listening to the Slow Money live stream. Here at SlowMoneyFarm we do things different in many ways. Many don’t like it. This morning I was told directly someone wanted us to cease to exist because of the slavery of animals. […]

Kids, Animals, Death

Growing up on the farm I knew animals died, sometimes from illness or injury, sometimes expected, sometimes not. I see people online horrified that children have been exposed to the death of animals, but some that want to expose them further, charging cruelty for wearing leather or fur. Animal rights targets kids to get to […]

Fair Treatment & Reflections

Life isn’t fair. People aren’t fair. Sometimes we treat others unfairly, or in the ‘busy’ of life we don’t make that phone call or return that message. When it happens a few times, it’s a pretty clear message that it’s just not that important. Recently I read a book called Better Than Perfect – interesting […]

Reduce Stress with These 6 Tips for Home, Work Balance

  Life can get out of hand sometimes and it’s easy to get caught up in the vicious cycle of doing too much both at work and home. Before long both get overwhelming and neither are happy. Here are three tips each to helping keep home and work balanced. Home: 1.Learn to designate. Are there […]

Life After Toxic People

It seems today’s world is surrounded with drama, and if it’s not there’s someone wanting to add some. Recently I posted about the serious issue of domestic violence, and the month is declared Domestic Violence month to bring awareness to the issue. Is it by accident that it’s also Family Health month and Mental Illness […]

When a Home Isn’t Safe

It’s a disease of hate that comes wrapped in an appearance of love. It’s around us, it infects our communities, it damages those who often have no history of discord. It’s a horrid nightmare when you’re in it, it’s a hopeless feeling to see someone in it and not be able to help.  Domestic violence […]

10 Time Saving HouseCleaning Tips

There are few people that I know who list house cleaning as their favorite jobs. While most like the results of a clean home the actual cleaning is not a joy for many but a necessity. For this reason saving time is important as well as saving money. One of the biggest time savers then […]

#Harvest14 Begins on Our Farm

#Harvest14 is off and going on our farm as of a couple days ago.   We look forward to a good harvest and hope everyone else has a bountiful one along with a safe one.   Her are a few photos as we got the first field of soybeans opened up and some ears from […]