Category Archives: Farming

Smoky Mornings

On a misty morning like this, With the low hills of northeast Kansas Caressed by fog and covered with dew, And the fresh new of a September morning Muted by such clouds as this, It is hard not to miss … Continue reading

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Dance of the Monarchs

… in a world where things as fragile as butterflies
fight as best they can… Continue reading

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When Nature Sings

Sometimes we’re a little too quick to think we’ve got a mystery of some sort demystified. Continue reading

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Hard Work on a (Not So) Hot Day

Having two friends show up to help build fence on a hot July day is a mighty fine blessing… even if it isn’t such a hot day! Continue reading

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Hope For the Harm We Never Intended

Even though unintended, having knocked a baby bird from its nest led me to do my best to make things right again. Continue reading

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Digging Deep

Hand digging a hole six feet deep in sticky clay is a hard way to remember much of the most important work we do is never seen by others. Continue reading

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The Straightening

I remember watching, and sometimes helping, my father straighten up stalks of sweet corn that had been blown over by a storm. Continue reading

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Sowing the Seed

A pasture project draws me deep into memories of my dad and my growing up. Continue reading

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Last Monday Morning in March

The first hard glare of a fireball sun
breaks out from behind a blue-slate cloud. Continue reading

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Signs and Wonders

I love the way wet snow shows which way the wind was blowing during the time of the storm–the way white holds to the windward side of fenceposts and tree trunks.  How even dried thistle blooms are bearded with tufts … Continue reading

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