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The MAC app is here!

November 27, 2022

Morning Ag Clips Mobile is finally here! It’s a busy world, and we know our readers want to keep up with the news with the push of a button. So download the app, and tap the MAC icon on your phone for the latest agriculture information! And here’s a very special thank you to our co-stars! Thank you, EVERYONE! I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am,…

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Take the plunge

November 20, 2022

Take the plunge!  A Polar Plunge! I did it!  It was fun, it was exhilarating!  I was certainly alive! Yesterday, before the Greenwich Tractor Parade, 5 friends decided to jump in the Battenkill River at the Arlington Covered Bridge to raise money. The cause was the Operation Santa project for our school district.  Each of us donated money, as our “buy in” to be able to take this…

Perspective

Why I hug…

April 24, 2022

On Tuesday, November 5, 1985, my life and the way I think of goodbye changed, forever. Over the last few weeks, I have watched close people in my life suffer through losing people close to them.   I have been affected. Loss is a trigger to reflect and go deep within yourself.  And even though it may not be your loss, you can’t help but be affected watching people…

Family Travel

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…

Family Lifestyle Perspective

It’s the little things… Thanksgiving 2021

November 23, 2021

It’s the little things that give me the energy to get through every day. I am so thankful for them. I thought I would honor those this Thanksgiving.  It seems that the big things always get the attention.  I am grateful for the big things like my kids, family, friends, and health.  I recognize that what keeps me happy in my day-to-day life are these little joys that…

Food

Doing the Fair…Aunt Kate Style

September 7, 2021

It sneaks in every year, right after our own county fair in New York.  The Hopkinton State Fair—the fair where I grew up, every Labor Day weekend, in New Hampshire.   It is the backdrop of where I showed my cows, went to the tractor pulls and fell in love with all of my 4-H friends year after year. The reigns have been turned over to my nieces, nephews,…

Family

Work Parties

March 21, 2021

Nothing like a good work party! My friend Kim celebrated a birthday this weekend, on the Equinox. Celebrating wasn’t about going out and having to worry about who was going to be the driver, going to a nice restaurant, or throwing a party with cake and balloons. Instead, celebrating was about work, Kim’s style.  Boiling sap, cutting and splitting wood, and fixing a water line at her farm.…

Family

Thanksgiving 2020

November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020.  Bittersweet top to bottom. It seems that the older I get the deeper my thoughts run.  Why are the tears always bubbling just under the surface? Even when I am so thoroughly happy. Wednesday I felt a pang of homesickness as I thought about the fact that normally we would have been heading to New Hampshire that afternoon … but I got over it on the…

Family

A Gift

November 23, 2020

The holidays are going to seem a little different this year. Our plans have had to change due to the pandemic, and the reality is setting in as to how vigilant we still need to be. Last weekend we decided, as a family, that we were all going to stay put. Stiff regulations on how we can travel to other states as New Yorkers helped along the decision…