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Yikes! It’s Cold!

January 21, 2024

Yikes!  It’s cold! (Finally) Ooh, did I say that too loud? I hate the cold, but at the same time, we needed it here in the Northeast.  It was time for the ground to freeze, the ticks to die, and the ski slopes to fully open. And I have kept walking every day, working out, fiercely getting my work done, and eating things like mac and cheese, chocolate cake,…

Food

It’s All in the Recipes

January 14, 2024

I love to bake. Baking is my first go-to when someone needs love and care.  I immediately offer up homemade food. It’s what I want to celebrate with: Baked goods!   It’s how I want to socialize: A cup of coffee and a freshly made pie. I am completely content and happy to wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning in the winter, take up residency in my kitchen…

Perspective Travel

It’s a Matter of Pride

June 11, 2023

Cleaning camp and driving tractors to school. It’s that time of year, I’m spreading myself in between my home and my camp. Both are anxiously awaiting my planting of flowers, my cleaning up the deck furniture, my dusting away the cobwebs, that have collected all winter. It’s hard. Sometimes I scratch my head and wonder, why do I do all of this? Run around like a crazy woman…

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Happy farm children

October 10, 2022

The groundwork for writing about this picture was laid on Saturday morning, even though this picture was taken Monday morning.  It must have been a foreshadowing. My parents came out for a visit this past weekend.  On Saturday morning, the kids and I (2 of them) were sitting in the kitchen talking over coffee with my parents when Jacob got a text. He had just been telling us…

Perspective

The significance of a tree

September 7, 2022

The significance of a tree.  The big old pine has been with me my entire life.  It sits vigilantly by the old road, at the lake. The pine is not ancient in the way of trees. It’s a tall pine that managed to avoid the clutches of the hurricane back in 1938 when so many of the big pines got blown down and, as a result, still sit…

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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…

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Winter Is Lifting

March 14, 2021

I had a glorious Friday!  I took a drive to NH to cover the Governor’s Tree Tapping Ceremony in Temple at Connolly Brother’s Dairy Farm.  Paired with a lunch date afterward with my parents, it made for such a lovely day–it was like coming out from under the cloak of a long, dark winter. I was pleasantly surprised by the address that Governor Chris Sununu gave and the…

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What’s in a word, what’s in a picture?

January 3, 2021

So much … really. The word “fruition” has been hanging in the office over the past few months, yet nobody has claimed it yet. It first came to our attention through Stephanie. It was at a brainstorming session to name the communications services arm of the Morning Ag Clips. We still don’t have a name yet (getting close), but we certainly know what it will not be. Stephanie loved…