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 old life in the city was a world away from my new life on the farm. Now, cows mooed around me, … More In Good Hands

Woman At-Large After Trying to Put Pants on Her Toddler

Chouteau County – A central Montana woman allegedly tried to put pants on her less than two-year-old daughter on Monday morning. The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene wearing slippers and a baseball cap. It appeared she had a book in her hand.  The suspect is Stacy Bronec, 38, said Sheriff Joe Busybody. “This … More Woman At-Large After Trying to Put Pants on Her Toddler

Woman Declares She’s Never Writing Again; Then Posts on Her Blog

The wind is terrible here. It howls through the windows, and the tree branches scrape against the house’s roof. It’s dry too—we need rain. We needed it weeks ago. Every time I look out the window, I see dirt blowing across the gravel roads—and it feels like a bit of hope is carried away with … More Woman Declares She’s Never Writing Again; Then Posts on Her Blog

A Part of Who I Am

“I was a high school counselor before I got married.” “I have a master’s degree.” Years ago, I sometimes found myself trying to drop these sentences into conversations. I wasn’t necessarily trying to brag. But as a new mom in a new place who no longer worked full-time—I worried what people would think about me. … More A Part of Who I Am

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 lunch?” Now, I anticipate before he even asks. There are certain seasons when he will need me to make lunch (or … More Farmer’s Wife