Red Power Isn't Always Red

Unlike most tractor shows that I go to, the Red Power Round Up is an International Harvester only show.

Plum Tired

A family leaves a fast-paced life behind to slow things down on a small farm.

My Crochet Teacher

My adopted 'grandmother' who came with the family when I married was one of the sweetest people I have ever known - and taught me valuable skills to boot!

Pass It On

You never realize how much you already know about the self-sustaining lifestyle - until you start doing it on your own!

Simple Celebrations

Summer is the time for outdoor celebrations and family gatherings. The simplest ones can be the most fun!

100 Years of Mice

Lori learned to oven can her dry goods to keep them safe from mice this winter, and in the process linked a young man with his great-grandfather.

The Rhythm of Work

Country life isn't always easy, but it has great rewards. Hard work brings a deep sense of peace and contentment.

Garden Lessons

My mother's lessons in the garden, and my eventual understanding of the soul that is in gardening.

Patience Thy Name is Eagle...Bored Thou Art a 9 Year Old

The Raptor Research Project has followed a pair of Eagles near Decorah, Iowa, for many years. The first of three eaglets is expected to hatch between March 23 and 25. Our family is fascinated watching this bit of nature we couldn't otherwise see.