Jacqui Davison


Questions. Questions. Every day. Some come at me from every which way They make my head spin and spin Which answer to give to win? Life is full of them, at all ages Out of …

It was cold last week, in case you were hibernating and didn’t know.   I had a great routine of thawing out waterers every morning on the way to check on my cows. I even had to bust …

Courage to be old-school

We have hung calendars. I have ceased baking cookies by the dozen.

The weeks before Christmas

‘Twas the weeks before Christmas, when all ‘cross the farm There was many a reason to sound an alarm The creatures were indeed stirring, causing quite a tizzy The chaos that ensued has …

The case for cursive

Aug. 19, 1932 Dear Annie,   “Got yous letter tuuday and we also send that darn bead away am glad it is gone surely we done fine packing dont let them tell you that it wasent pack …

Handbooks for children

Lately I ponder how it would be If each child had come with a handbook It could be delivered after their birth I would surely take more than a quick look   It would tell …

Interview with myself

I spent the day being interviewed on camera a few weeks back. It was exhausting — thinking deeply about things, answering questions coherently and attempting to limit the number of …

In my barn boots

Carried away go my thoughts Like fall leaves on a brisk breeze My feet are in boots My mind does as it may please It floats to the meals I will make for the crew It flies to the work — …

Squash soup weather

I heard the furnace hum the other night as the wind blew us in the door after chores, and all I could think was how great squash soup would taste. I might have the only 6-year-old who craves squash …

Catching the show bug

Labor Day weekend marked our first foray into the cattle showing world.

Storybook summer

Happy June Dairy Month. It should surprise none of you who have read this rambling column before that I have a slight obsession with books.

A truly rambling update

Temperatures this week may trick us into thinking we skipped over spring in favor of the heat of summer. The calendar, however, tells us differently.

She shines one

A woman’s strength is there when She walks back through the barn door After one of her beloved bovines has Done the unthinkable, then stomped once more She shines on A woman’s strength is …

All because of a book

For those longtime readers of my rambling columns, you will perhaps recall all of the joy surrounding the book Craig and Fred five years ago

Not a professional dog doula

Before I get to rambling on like usual, let me define doula for those of you who are new to this term.

Battle of the books

A few months back I got a new, cool gig Middle School Battle Books coach Oh boy, this gig was big! We planned our attack To read 20 books on the list Bailey, Stella, Megan, Oliver – the team …

Spring by many other names

Mud season is here.

Musical state of mind

“Ain’t it funny how a melody can bring back a memory/ Take you to another place in time/ Completely change your state of mind, ” Clint Black, “State of Mind.”

Saturday plans thwarted

Last week, as the temperatures plummeted again, we told ourselves to look forward to Saturday when the mercury would climb.

Sweet, simple things

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all,” said Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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