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Paw Prints in the Mud

The weather here in north central Missouri has warmed up this past weekend. It has gotten to the point that most of our January snow has disappeared. Yeah! The downfall is such that the ground is now one big, soggy mess. There is not a dry spot to be found.My dogs don't care. They are way too ...

Snowy Day

We finally had our first big snow of the year! Well, big for us. When I was a child, we started having snow here sometimes as early as Halloween. We could count on several inches, at least three if not four times before spring arrived. School was never canceled. Bus drivers drove the parts of ...

Chasing Snowflakes

Winter is here again. It's my least favorite time of year. Mainly it's because it's cold outside. I have never liked cold weather. Needles to say, you won't have to worry about me taking a trip to the North Pole anytime soon.Both my terriers don't care much for the cold weather either. The ...

One Last Hoorah

Well, Mother Nature decided to give me one last hoorah before she let go of winter. I woke up Sunday morning to gray skies and a little bit of rain. As with my usual routine, I dressed and took Jake and Buddy out for their morning walk. They're not crazy about walking in the rain, but it was a ...

Let It Snow!

It's amazing what a little snow can do to lift your spirits. Its been dark and gloomy for a few days here at Old Home Farm. Then on Sunday morning this week, we got up to softly falling snow! Suddenly it felt like being a kid again. We haven't had much snow here in a few years now, and this was ...

Winter Outside

I openly admit that I've never liked cold weather. Give me a nice 50-80 degree day and I'm happy. Of course, being an amateur photographer, I won't pass up the chance to go out and capture the season with my camera.There's something about ice and snow. The way the sun shines down on it, I see ...

Farewell To Winter

I used to have a Jack Russell Terrier named Stubby. He loved to go out to snoop and play in the snow. It was always a good day when he could go out to see if he could find anything in the snow, especially if it was a mouse. Somehow, Stubby managed to find a few in the snow. Stubby passed away ...

Healing in the Country

Snow fell quietly overnight coating the country with a mystical blanket of sparkles. In the morning I ventured out (slightly – it was bitter cold!) to take photos. In the city when it snowed overnight all I heard were the scrappers on the road in front of my home. In the country I heard ...

Santa’s Visit

More snow up here where I live, and I remember growing up and walking to school with my heavy old snow boots and a coat that was a couple of sizes too big so I could grow into it, and the ever present mittens. I still hate mittens! We would carry our good shoes to school with us and change ...

A Snowy Outhouse

It had started snowing at bedtime the night before. How excited I was, for in our valley we only had snow once every few years and I loved snow. To me it was one of God's miracles. I awakened next morning as Dad was preparing to go to work. As I sat up I noticed someone had taken the pot, which ...

Trucks in the Snow

Since it’s still technically winter, I thought you all might be interested in one of my first farm adventures. I grew up a town kid, but I had friends that lived on dirt roads.When we moved to our home on a dirt road, I thought I knew what it was all about.Granted, I’d wrecked my dad’s ...

Severe Weather: More Stories

Teacher’s Classroom RemodeledDuring a 28-year teaching career, I had six different classrooms. However, when I think of “my classroom,” it is always the little room on the third floor of an old school in Sutherland, Iowa.The room was too small, and the closet and storage spaces were ...

Severe Weather

Glad to Have Basement Instead of Faraway CaveWhenever I hear the tornado siren go off, I grab a flashlight, a battery-operated radio, a phone and a book. I gather up my dog, and we head for the basement. Since we seldom lose electricity, I usually just sit in a chair and read until the storm ...

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