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  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:31 AM
        It’s that time of year again. The kids and I are sorting through their clothes and shoes to find ones that fit – I swear every child has grown a foot since March. We’re collecting school supplies and filling backpacks – this year with masks, too.
  • Monday, July 27, 2020 9:17 AM
        It’s been 367 days since my life was turned upside down. That was the day the black-faced fresh cow hit me and literally flipped me upside down.
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 10:28 AM
        Raspberries have always been my favorite fruit. Popped into my mouth fresh off the cane, simmered into jam, or blended into smoothies; for me, few flavors are more delightful.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:47 AM
        I’ve been sitting here trying to write for 15 minutes. Since I first sat down, the sound of someone yelling, “Mom!” has ricocheted through my office door once every 23 seconds. The well-thought-out ideas for this column are now scrambled in my brain.
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 10:50 AM
        I use cooking and baking for everything: mitigating stress, procrastinating, expressing love, etc.
  • Monday, March 30, 2020 7:34 AM
    “Run to the truck,” my usually calm, very level headed father yelled. My father never yelled at us.
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 8:22 AM
        Eight years ago, Monika fell in love with Star, the little, chocolate-colored Jersey calf that she showed at our county fair.
  • Monday, January 27, 2020 10:18 AM
    We’ve rolled diced. We’ve drawn straws. We’ve picked numbers. It’s never easy (or fair, if you ask my kids) to determine who should get which job or which privilege.
  • Monday, December 23, 2019 10:16 AM
    Oh, what joy the holidays bring! Watching children carefully write their letters to Santa and then wiggle with excitement when gift opening arrives.
  • Monday, November 25, 2019 1:05 PM
    I don’t remember when Glen started collecting agates.

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