Taking Inventory of 2017

Inside: Before setting goals for 2018, it’s good to reflect on the previous year. Knowing where you’ve been can help determine where you need to go. The end of December has me knee-deep in introspection. I find that before setting … Continued

Second Snow, Our Top Ten, and Other News Fresh From the Farm

Inside: Early winter snow, our top ten posts of 2017, and one resilient chicken.   Early Winter Snow Missouri winters are hard to predict. I’ve seen enough of them to know. Snow seemed deeper and more fun through my child … Continued

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 12: Reflections

Inside: The Christmas season swoops down upon us each year, dominating our lives for a short while, and with it come memories, like snapshots. Here’s a glimpse at some of mine. Christmas 2017 ** Shops started playing Christmas music mid-November, … Continued

The 12 Posts of Christmas, Day 11: It’s Okay to Say ‘Merry Christmas’

Inside: As we celebrate Christmas Eve, it only makes sense to say “Merry Christmas.” The greeting has been around for centuries, and it still works today.     In a letter dated December 22, 1534, John Fisher wrote Thomas Cromwell, … Continued