It wasn’t a stop I had planned to make.
It’s time to break out the spade and garden gloves. I’ve been inspired by recent visits to unbelievably beautiful flower gardens. I think we could transform an empty spot around the farm into an oasis of color.
This summer has been a great time to celebrate Nebraska as a true train state.
I love this time of year when I can drink tea from the deck.
It seemed like she would never get off that plane.
We recently vacationed in Colorado Springs after having not been there since a family vacation 15 years ago.
We’ve been in strawberry heaven the last couple of weeks. Although we don’t grow the berries, we came upon a farm on the way to Lincoln in mid-June where they grow strawberries by the pallet load. We stopped in and ended up buying 16 quarts of tasty Nebraska grown strawberries. There’s no be…
It was something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I finally took a gun safety training class. Rather than being intimidated by guns, I wanted to learn about how they work and how to operate them. Hence a day spent in a classroom and on the shooting range.
We recently joined the rest of the world by disconnecting our land line.
You have just a few days to buy that special dad in your life a Fathers’ Day gift. For some reason, in the past this task has been considered difficult especially compared to that of buying a Mothers’ Day present.
Rain. Rain. Go. Away. As farmers for many years we’ve seen drought, high winds, hail and wet weather.
In April my sister and I took our oldest daughters on an excursion to Kansas City that included shopping, eating and an unexpected activity — riding electric scooters.
We used to feed cattle in the approximate area where our house now sits. I’d like to think all those cattle walking around on this particular piece of land makes the lawn grow better, but I’m pretty sure that original dirt has another 2 feet piled on top of it.
My teenage daughter has gone hammocking twice so far this spring. On one warm weekend afternoon, she and about 30 other teens hung their hammocks in the trees around Skyview Lake — chatting it up and listening to music on their blue tooth speakers as they swung in the trees.
How many national parks have you been to? There are 61 of them, so it’d be a challenge to visit them all, but wouldn’t it be great if you could? It’s been done, and when Maddie mentioned she had a teacher who’s been to all the national parks, I had to count how many our family has been to.
It started out as a discussion as to whether we should tear out the yellow, tin kitchen cabinets that had hung in our rental house since probably the 20s. Tom eventually took them off the walls while we still had cold weather, and time seemed to stretch far ahead.
The Omaha City Council is considering a law banning plastic bags, and I’m hoping that they decide to go with it and that the passing of such a law catches on across the state.
Besides putting away the salt shaker, exercising more and drinking lots of green tea, I’ve been told a practice a person should incorporate to be more heart healthy is to learn to relax.
On the news recently, we’ve seen people getting rescued from flooded waters or watched homes wash away but it seemed so far away.
It wasn’t noticeable last summer until we pulled a file cabinet away from a wall in a basement, and then it was like a scene from a horror movie. Black mold was growing on the wall behind the cabinet. Further investigation showed that it was coming from some leaking water in an adjoining bathroom.