DIANE BECKER
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

COVID changed how America eats, according to a Successful Farming article I recently read, which may change how we farm. How did COVID affect our food choices?

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Like 75 percent of the world’s citizens right now, we’re traveling. All that pent-up cabin fever had to be released sometime and the warm weather is bringing travelers out in droves. We had a graduation in Florida which we have been looking forward to attending. It was a nice trip.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

We have a tiny bird that’s been making a nest in the birdhouse outside our kitchen window and trilling loudly when he’s done for two years in a row. I went online and searched for “tiny brown bird” hoping to get it identified, but I couldn’t find any photo of a bird that looked like it. I re…

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Forty years ago, my dad liked to tell us that no year is ever the same, which I’ve found to be an understatement. You would think that life on a farm might be pretty much the same each year with the whole planting, watering, spraying, harvesting thing, but my dad’s old adage has been correct…

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

It’s very likely that you’ll be traveling this summer. America has cabin fever and a good tonic for that is a drive somewhere — anywhere. Of course, there are only so many weekend hours available to travel, so I looked up what are the best places that it’s possible to drive to for a long weekend.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

There’s one good thing about it being below 40 degrees this time of year — those low temps are keeping away what is supposed to be an abnormally high occurrence of tornadoes this spring and summer.

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

We had our last high school activity this week, which is a big deal. When our oldest daughter tried out for the dance team at Lutheran High in 2006 and made it, little did we know that would start us on a journey of watching high school events for literally the next 15 years.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

It’s machine shed clean up time. We didn’t have our shed built when our firstborn graduated in 2005. The next four had their graduation celebrations in the machine shed. The sixth will have hers in what may be the cleanest shed we have for the next 20 years.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

You might have read about Robin Hood, not the guy with the green hat, but an app for your phone, that allows you to dabble in buying and selling stocks without paying any commission.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

About a year ago we got an interesting neighbor — the Keystone Pipeline company. They leased land near us for a pipe storage facility as we are near railroad tracks for easy pipe drop off. It’s been something to see.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

One of my favorite foods only grows in the wild for a short period of each year and requires tremendous effort to find. Maybe that’s what makes morel mushrooms so good (although a little cracker and egg breading before you fry them helps).

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

It’s a war I’ve been waging since our first child began eating solid foods 30 years ago. I was determined he eat healthily which was easy as he didn’t mind cooked oatmeal without sugar and eggs without salt. As a toddler he got raisins and a new toothbrush as treats in his Easter Basket. I w…

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