Jacqui Davison

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.

A professional

I’m a professional Is what we say Around the farm, doing this and that Carrying on our way

Tried and true Christmas

For the first time in years, we will truly have a white Christmas in our neck of the woods.


As Da Yoopers belch along in their classic deer hunting song, “The second week of deer camp is my favorite time of year.”

Cold weather survival

All right, someone has to say it. It’s cold.

Books will save you

“After a few moments, I set aside the quilt and picked up the poetry book Miss Foster had given me, losing myself in the pages. Books’ll save you, my troubled heart knew.”

I spy

I spy with my little eye. Most of us are familiar with the game designed to entertain children on long car rides or to simply pass the time as you try to keep their squirming under control.

Autumn is for appreciation

I turned the calendar this morning to October. How did that happen? The leaves are turning their brilliant array of colors.

For the love of apples

 I am aware that the general public has already moved on to the pumpkin-flavored craze that happens this time of year, but here at the farm, I’m into the apples.

To be heard

Too many times We pass each other by In a rush, we say, “Oh, how are you?” “Well, hello there,” we quickly reply

Meals on fast wheels

After the incredulous looks some people give me upon hearing that I feed the harvesting crew and that every meal has to be to-go, I get asked what exactly it is I feed them.

The Cs of summer

Here we are more than halfway through summer, and as always, it seems to have flown by far too fast.

Progress and passion

About a month ago, we took a little jaunt across the state to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. The event was known as Farm Progress Days, and though the name has changed, much of the main purpose remains.

I wish I could

I wish I could Go back in time Work the tobacco fields With Gramma Ike in her prime

Whole cow approach

From my middle school years on, and perhaps earlier, I have had a pretty close relationship with our cows.

My cocoon

There are many things in all of our lives that are out of our control.

Reliable old rhubarb

    I love rhubarb. Plain and simple. I will use it in the majority of all baked goods for the next month or so.

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