Category Archives: farming

How we pray

  Grandpa sat at the round Dinner table, always on his sacred southwest side, where no one but him would sit. He would hold a brick solid loaf of dark rye bread against his chest cradled like a baby almost, … Continue reading

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My Cup of Tea at Esther’s Place

On a beautiful September Sunday we headed out west. It seemed as if we were driving into the clouds, some randomly scattered through blindingly blue sky, and some marching in orderly fine lines as if some invisible hand hung them … Continue reading

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Seeds and Beets: Growing, Saving and Sharing

Moms usually ask for mommy alone time. Like getting a pedicure, or girls night out, or a warm bath. I’ve been really enjoying my ‘mommy away time’ . . . Mmmm, weeding! Since July, I’ve been┬áspending a few hours every … Continue reading

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Back After Two Hundred Years

2015 is an exciting year for wild Illinois bison. It was a big news this spring, first baby bison was born wild in Illinois at the Nachusa Prairie, first one since 1830! This fall bison will be introduced to the … Continue reading

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