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A Place to Lay your Crayons

So this Fall I (ok Grandma) got Harlie a little table and chair set at an Amish auction my parents’ neighbors had for the Amish community school. It was so cute, but not ready for a Toddler to use. I wanted it to have…

I believe in the future of agriculture…

If you can finish this sentence, then  you can understand when I say how much of an impact the National FFA had on my life. This week I am spending my time in the National Convention newsroom for the 14th year in a row….

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. — Winnie the Pooh

That day is today. I love kayaking. I love being in the water watching the wildlife listening to the running river with fresh air. But more importantly I cherish our waterways for what they provide for our farm: the tools to grow our crops….

Crafty… a little late

This post was something I meant to do a while ago…but better late than never. I try to be crafty when I can. It gives my mind a break from the daily grind of the university and the farm. So when Harlie started cribbing…

My Kids

I always said I didn’t need kids of my own because I had amazing ones I work with everyday at work. At the end of each school year I am reminded why I love my job so much. Getting to see my “kids” succeed…

Harlie’s First Birthday

We recently hosted Harlie’s first birthday party. As my friends have said…it was a pintrest party. I really wanted to have fun with the day and be creative. We had a turquoise and red theme. Beyond our fun favors, I made confetti chocolate popcorn,…

Farm Wife

Growing up my mom wasn’t the typical “farm wife” and my dad wasn’t the typical farmer. They are both well educated and they came into farming in their 30s after falling in love with sheep. We had over 100 acres and even more sheep…

Starting Over

In our world of constant communication I wonder some days if I’m “connected” enough. I like to think of myself as a “techie” as I tend to be an innovator when it comes to new technology. I used many social media tools long before…

Warm and Fuzzy

Ok I know blogging two seconds apart isn’t the point. But I just wanted to share something positive after my last post. I work a ton, and in my husband’s words “You are at work with your students more than you are at home.” I wonder…

Magazines meeting a need

I recently read something about how more magazines in 2007 have focused their online presence more than ever before. In the world of communication research it has been found that users want an interactive environment and are looking to online sources for information. Due…

Proud of Politics

I hate to admit it but I don’t follow politics all that much anymore. Mostly because I typically disagree with what they are doing. But today I got an email that made me happy. I just received an email newsletter from my local representative….