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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Celebrating the Years

Melissa Sandfort

Ah, the torture of family get-togethers! I say that with a laugh for a couple of reasons: 1) I know my grandparents will be reading this, and, 2) because I could only wish for those moments for my own family. A few of my childhood memories center around music and family celebrations. I remember, vividly, playing from memory “Fur Elise” …

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Hold Onto Your Hat!

Melissa Sandfort

I’ve done a lot of traveling in my day, but never spent much time in Chicago – “The Windy City” – other than a quick layover in O’Hare. I have, however, spent many, many years in Nebraska. When I moved back home after living in Denver for two years, I recall thinking, “I don’t remember Nebraska being this windy!” But …

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Zimfo Bytes

Melissa Sandfort

The Great American Wheat Harvest film will make its television premiere on WQPT (Quad Citiies PBS) on Feb. 3 at 7:00PM. The True Source Honey Certification Program applauds special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for the announcement that they have seized significant amounts of illegal honey in …

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