TAG : farm life

Tackling Farm Chores in Rainy Late Winter

I think I will make the gravel path longer! I would have to say that I’m not much of a fan of late winter, as far as weather goes. In our part of Ohio, February is unpredictable and fickle, It taxes my patience, endurance, and sanity in ways that no other month does. This February has been ...

The Happiest Homemade Christmas

Thanksgiving had passed, and, at 8, I couldn’t think of anything except that it would soon be Christmas. My grandparents and parents had other things on their minds, but I was too young and oblivious to know. We lived on a small farm about 10 miles from town. I wasn’t aware that the company ...

A Great Life – Unplugged

I feel lucky that I grew up in the late ’30s and ’40s when everyone in the family played a part in running our farm in upstate New York. We learned responsibility very early, for we each had loads of chores to do. When I was 5, one of my jobs was keeping the wood box by the kitchen stove ...

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