We are having most of the family over for a big traditional feast. Where ever you are and what ever you are doing, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Smile and enjoy today.

Expressing Freedom

             I’m so excited to have my friend and fellow writer, Craig Carter, here today. He writes, among other things, a weekly editorial for the Argus Observer. EXPRESSING FREEDOM by Craig Carter                 Here’s something interesting.  According to the US Census and the Centers for Disease Control, the five fattest states in the country are … [Read more…]

End of Summer–or the last cutting of hay

  About this time of year, the last cutting of hay takes place here in the Western Treasure Valley. This is what it looks like on our farm. First the swather cuts it and arranges it into rows. After being cut, it drys from one to several days in the field, depending on the moisture … [Read more…]

The LOOK Challenge from Jacquie Rogers

I’ve been tagged. According to the rules, you’re supposed to do a search in your work in progress for the word “look” and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s) and tag as many people as possible.      Okay, here goes.Sean O’Connell’s life has been great until this year. He has spent his time riding bulls and … [Read more…]

Yellow has become my favorite color

Each day in the afternoon for the last week, this little fellow comes calling. He tries several windows, hovering against the glass, trying to enter the house. He’s about the size of a robin, and his color is just as startling as the picture. He’s a Bullock’s Oriole. They forage in trees and eat insects, … [Read more…]


June 6, 1944 It seems to me that fewer and fewer people remember the importance events on June 6th played in history. After all, June sixth is my birthday. Big deal, you say. Well, you’re right. My birthday isn’t a big deal except to me and my family, but even as a small child, I … [Read more…]

Memorial Day Thanks

This was a good week. Celebration and remembrance of those who sacrificed so we can retain our freedom always makes me thankful. It’s inspiring to drive along the streets of my small town and see row after row of flags waving in the breeze. Well, it was more like a hurricane than a breeze, but … [Read more…]

Country Total Body Workout

I think I’ve found out a sure fire way to make my fortune. Total Body Country Workout. That’s the name of my new business. Instead of going to a crowded exercise facility, you can come to the farm, workout in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. Replace the treadmill by walking several miles a … [Read more…]


Farming vs #writemotivation My goals for #writemotivation were pushed off track this week. We have eighty acres of new seeding, oats and alfalfa. This is the first watering of the season, and I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck. Trudging through mud and using a hoe to get the water down the … [Read more…]