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  • Farming Writing

    How to Save $5 on a Dozen Eggs

    First, and this is key; you must declare, “I’ve always wanted chickens! Wouldn’t it be fun?” (Even if you just thought of it yesterday.) You imagine restoring the run-down coop in your farm yard…

    August 23, 2022
  • Farming

    The Harvest Meals You Didn’t Ask For

    The knife slices through the potato, the sharp edge hitting the cutting board with each chop. Thwack. Thwack. It’s not quite noon, but I want the mashed potatoes made now, so all I have…

    August 12, 2022
  • Farming Writing

    On Being a Farm Mom During Harvest

    “She’s probably the last little one we’ll have at harvest,” my father-in-law said, looking at Nora in her car seat. She smiled at me, her cheeks covered in chocolate, leftover from dinner in the…

    August 8, 2022
  • Farming marriage Writing

    In Good Hands

    I shivered, tucking my hands into the pockets of my brand new Carhartt coveralls. Just the year before, I wore dress pants and skirts and walked the halls as a high school counselor. My…

    June 9, 2022
  • Farming marriage

    Sometimes I’m an Idiot Sandwich

    For weeks, people on social media have been excited about spring. More light! Longer days! My cranky side thinks, Yay, more hours for my husband to be gone!   My stomach turns in knots in…

    April 8, 2022
  • Farming marriage

    Love Evolves: A Short Story

    Nine years ago, love looked like counting down the minutes at work on Friday, then breaking the speed limit to get to the ranch. My stomach full of butterflies—all to spend the weekend with…

    February 14, 2022
  • Farming marriage

    The Long Days of Harvest

    I’m tired. And I know the crew is too. I hate how easily I snap at the kids at this point of harvest. In the brief moments when Rich is home, all three kids…

    August 15, 2021
  • Farming Writing

    Farmer’s Wife

    When I married a farmer, I didn’t realize one of my biggest roles would be feeding people. Years ago, Rich occasionally showed up at the house before noon, asking, “Could you make the guys…

    May 14, 2021