Category Archives: farming

Bee Careful

Your time is valuable so I will try to keep this brief. ūüėČ Our honeybees¬† from last year didn’t make it. Some of you already knew. I think it was mites. Because the whole thing is a hobby, and both … Continue reading

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Moving to town

Picture of dad milking by hand/ early 1970’s ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Today was a¬†BIG¬†day. We moved my parents off the family farm. Growing up on a¬† 120 acre working family farm shaped me in ways I will probably never fully appreciate.¬† Dad … Continue reading

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Grounding

Small stand of¬† rye _______________________ Took this picture Saturday morning, just as the fog was starting to burn off.¬†¬† I planted some rye late last fall for a cover crop in the garden, decided to let it grow to maturity … Continue reading

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They Are Here

View of my latest adventure…. Honeybees _________________________________ I have to tell you about a recent conversation with my son-in-law Matt¬† about honeybees.¬† When he was younger, someone offered his dad, several bee hives full of bees…They hauled them home in … Continue reading

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Snapshots

Two years ago, my aunt Rosie gave me a cardboard¬† box of 35 mm slides she’d inherited from her aunt Annie from Germany. there were probably two to three hundred slides. ¬†¬† Most of the slides were taken before I … Continue reading

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My One Weakness

  Farm fresh eggs are my one weakness. (Ever see Larkrise to Candleford?… remember Doras Lane?) Like I was just saying..farm fresh eggs are my one weakness… What’s the point of living on a hundred year old farmstead if you … Continue reading

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Tough Times.. A Muse

  The following story comes from the June/July 2016¬†¬†issue of Our Iowa. ¬†It is a magazine “written by Iowans for all who love Iowa.” ¬†DM ________________________ Molly Nichols who now lives in Wray, ¬†Colorado, tells about growing up on a … Continue reading

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