And Now, The Rest Of The Story…

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This week, Aunt Jeanette writes: Last week I shared a picture of my clematis and promised “the rest of the story” about the unusual trellis. A very good friend (who also happens to be my sister-in-law) has exceptionally green thumbs – yep, both of them. Her lawn, flower garden, vegetable garden, and any outside plants are always gorgeous. She can …

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Mow, Mow, Mow

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: “Mow, mow, mow the grass Every other day. ‘Cause if you don’t you’ll have to bale Just like you do the hay!” I think I have told you before that to keep myself entertained when I am working outside I sometimes make up different lyrics to familiar songs and sing them out loud. Well, today was …

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A Bird In The…Bathroom Window?

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Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: Remember the bird’s nest on my antique wagon wheel I wrote about in April? Well, it has a sad ending. There was just too much activity by the shop and the mother robin deserted the nest, leaving three eggs behind. The eggs disappeared one by one and then someone finally took the nest down. I was …

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A Day for Pictures

Melissa Sandfort

In social media, we have #TBT (Throwback Thursday), where people share photos from the past; we also have “Wordless Wednesday”, where stories are shared in pictures. This isn’t a “throwback” unless you are being very literal about the past as this photo was just taken yesterday. You see, working from home, I see the same fields along my 3-mile walk …

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Women in Ag

Melissa Sandfort

As Mother’s Day approaches, I wanted to give a “shout out” to all the women in ag who have touched my life over the years, who continue to influence my life and the lives of my children, and the women who share their ag stories daily with friends, neighbors and strangers – all in an effort to provide a future …

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Two Peas…

Melissa Sandfort

Last week, Aunt Jeanette wrote about a bird’s nest perched atop of her old wagon wheel. The story made me chuckle because it only reminded me of how many things we have in common: 1. We both love to read (although I must admit I don’t have as much time to do so anymore). 2. We both enjoy writing (and …

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Home Is Where The…Nest Is?

Melissa Sandfort

Today Aunt Jeanette writes: I am a naturally optimistic person and it doesn’t take much to ‘make my day’. As we were leaving for church Sunday, I hurriedly glanced out at the shop and saw what I thought were cornhusks that had blown on top of this antique wheel. I remember thinking, “Well, the wind will blow them right back …

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Trapped!

Melissa Sandfort

A few weeks ago, the Lion’s Club held their annual Holbrook auction. It was a HUGE gathering with thousands of items for auction ranging from cattle panels to coins to furniture. About any treasure you wanted to find could be found there. I’ve been to auctions before but never bid on anything. When the festivities began at 9:30, I put …

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Building Blocks

Melissa Sandfort

Today, Aunt Jeanette writes: Last Friday was one of those days when Mother Nature was loudly and clearly saying, “I AM IN CHARGE HERE AND THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!” Just to prove her point, she threw in a few snowflakes that afternoon. We woke up to temperatures in the 20s. But wait, it gets worse! It’s now …

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Do you get your 3-a-day?

Melissa Sandfort

My family is a dairy kind of family. We go through at least three gallons of milk per week, cheese slices, string cheese, shredded cheese, sour cream, yogurt cups, Greek yogurt, “squeeze yogurt”, “drink yogurt” – you name it! I don’t keep ice cream in the house because I work from home and can tell you exactly who would consume …

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