For Whom the School Bell Tolls

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Families seem to have themes. What I mean by that is some people relish in old barns, and pass that love along to the next generation. Some families are “born into” being a police officer, a fire fighter or a doctor. For my family, I’d say it’s teaching. As you may or may not know, my Aunt Jeanette taught 3rd …

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There’s a Hole in The Middle of The Road

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This week Aunt Jeanette writes: When our three sons were just little boys, they had a cassette tape called “Silly Songs.” (Sorry guys. That might date you just a bit!) One of the songs was titled “There’s a Hole In The Bottom of the Sea.” It truly is a silly song and it seemed to go on forever and ever. …

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Riding Out The Storm

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For anyone who has ever lived in the country, you know what an old storm cellar looks like and may have spent an hour or two huddled in one, waiting out a tornado. The house we lived in when I was born, and the house my brother lived in when he first got married, both had storm cellars. As kids, …

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Where The Deer And The Antelope Play

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: Dan and I have spent a good share of September traveling. Our adventure at the beginning of the month took us to Baltimore, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. We had a fantastic time enjoying seafood, watching a Nationals baseball game, touring the battlefields of Gettysburg, experiencing the National Aquarium, and visiting Fort McHenry, where preparations were underway …

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Write it down!

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From the time I learned how to hold my pencil, I’ve always enjoyed writing. I remember dad taking me with him to work a lot of Saturday mornings, even though he didn’t believe farm work was for little girls. But I stayed out of his hair by making mud pies, catching critters, climbing grain bins and sitting in the hay …

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Home Grown

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Summer is one of my favorite seasons (not that I have many to choose from!) for a number of reasons. I enjoy sitting in my new rocking chair on the front porch at dusk, watching for deer and turkey to walk through the yard. I love going to the lake and letting the kids play on the beach. I love …

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Give A Man A Fish…Give A Child A Book…

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: You probably have heard the saying, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” As my sister-in-law and I put up our third Little Free Library, that was the thought that went through my head. Only my thinking went something …

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It’s a bird. No, it IS a plane!

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As I was driving home from my morning childcare drop-off routine, I snapped this picture of a crop duster flying right next to me. I’ve probably seen a thousand of them, but each time one is this close, a sense of thrill runs through my blood and I can understand why children are enthralled with planes. I will recount a …

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2014 Pre-Harvest Prep

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It wasn’t long ago the focus was on getting the crops planted, fertilized, and sprayed. Hopefully the hard work is paying off and yields are looking good for the fall. With cost of inputs remaining high and a dip in most crop prices, it is very crucial to know what practices were successful and which did not have a good …

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Keep Manhattan, Just Give Me That Countryside!

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Today Aunt Jeanette writes: As I was walking this morning – yep, I lost my walking partner to an injury – I was writing stories in my head. There wasn’t much else I could do because the fog was so dense I could barely see where I was going. It was one of those heavy gray curtain fogs that opened …

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