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In the crook of her neck…

January 16, 2022

(Written in 2018–the was a favorite) The sky was gray and heavy with snow.  Brimming over in the last hour, the flakes had begun to fall.  Darkness filled the sky early these days as we neared the Winter Solstice on the shortest day of the year. I slipped out of the house and headed for my favorite place, the barn.  Out of the corner of my eye, I…

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It’s time to rest

December 23, 2021

Happy Holidays!!!  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! I am writing to you to wish you and your family a happy “holiday season.”   As much as it is fun, it is also full of stress.  🙂 Really, it wouldn’t be the holidays if it didn’t have its challenges. As I sit here on this 23rd day of December, an hour after my last Christmas present was purchased, I…

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A Tie-Stall Barn at Night

December 5, 2021

Editor choice…from the past. A few weeks ago, the kids and I were driving home when we passed by an old abandoned dairy barn that was clearly a showstopper back in the day. You know the type I am talking about. Red barn, small square, white trimmed windows, and a milk house attached on the front with a neatly painted white door. I sighed and said something to…

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Tractor Parade Central!

November 21, 2021

Finally! After taking a year hiatus due to Covid, the area’s largest Tractor Parade, coming from downtown Greenwich, took place Saturday night, and I daresay it was the best tractor parade yet! The floats just keep getting better and better. Even Barbie made an appearance in a fancy pink tractor–she is quite a farmer! But beyond that, it’s a great night of the year to live in the…

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Feeling alive when the days get shorter

November 14, 2021

I choose to go to the mountain..even in the rain. Equinox is my mountain for feeling alive when things get dark in the fall. It seems to be where I go when I am working through some things and need to get charged back up.  The trail that climbs to the top usually reflects the struggle that I might be fighting through inside.  Steadily steep, there are no…

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Being From New England

October 31, 2021

Every fall nostalgia kicks in.  Maybe it’s the natural ebb and flow of life, things start to die back this time of year and bodies go into hibernation.  For whatever reason though, I pull back the cobwebs that have been in the back of my mind, and in the cleaning process, it triggers this sense of needing to feel close to my roots, my home, and where I…

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Calling all “non-survey” takers

October 24, 2021

Calling all “Non-survey” takers!  I promise, it’s a quickie, and it will help us immensely as we get ready to embrace the next phase for the Morning Ag Clips. My goal, OUR goal is to give you what is most useful in your busy life, however, it may pertain to agriculture.  With so many things coming at you in a sea of information, we certainly don’t want you…

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Time for a visit and food!

October 4, 2021

Time for a visit!  I could only stay away for so long before I had to check in with my Tyler, all the way out at Purdue. Just a quick trip, long enough to get a “Bug hug,” and find the best donut and burger in West Lafayette… I think that we hit the jackpot!! 🙂    A REALLY good burger we found–with peanut butter on top!  Who would…

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The chicken comes to lunch

September 19, 2021

Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a meeting up in Vermont.  Twist my arm; I had to go traveling to one of my favorite places. Sometimes life is so hard.  😉 Kathleen, my co-worker, and I traveled together.  Good company, good conversation.  We always have a pleasant visit whenever we go somewhere.  Thank you, Kathleen! I enjoy our trips. After the meeting, she asked me if I…