Category: Seasons

Close encounters of the summertime kind

May 28, 2024

As I revisit these snake tales, I am very, very happy to report our "snake situation" on Nebraska Avenue ended years ago when the city re-did the...

Friends and enemies in the plant world

March 26, 2024

My friend, Eilene, is a wizard when it comes to all things baking, sewing, cooking, a million other things – and, of course, I can’t leave out...

The heaven of hibernation and hunkering

January 23, 2024

Our recent rounds of awful winter weather were celebrated as unique, even when we live in Nebraska. So when the word was spreading how we were...

Happiness on a hook

December 15, 2023

Not long ago, I heard myself saying, “There’s nothing about cold weather that makes me happy. Absolutely nothing.” “I hate everything about it,”...

The happiness of autumn

October 27, 2023

I always loved fall on the farm while growing up. There was something wonderful about the temperatures finally cooling down but not getting to...

October is the best month

October 24, 2023

I love October. I truly do. This is certainly my favorite month of the entire year. It always has been. I honestly can’t find anything to...

February in Nebraska

May 10, 2023

I was chatting with a couple of youngsters Tuesday night who were excited about the prospect of having a snow day away from school. What were...

Come home and eat my carrots

May 9, 2023

I have had the great pleasure of welcoming five new babies into our family. I didn’t know they were coming, but I was thrilled when they...

Finding our sunshine

May 9, 2023

When my siblings and I were growing up, our mother always sang a song to ensure she loved us, treasured us and would always be with us. “You are...