WOW……what a crazy 2020!!!! We hope that you all are staying safe and well! It is a time to reflect on memories, discuss your family farm operations and even visit about plans in the future for sustaining your family farm.
The events that unfolded last week in Washington, D.C., will stain the fabric of our democracy for the rest of our days. The images of insurrection in the Capitol are as much our legacy now as putting a man on the moon. It’s a stark contrast of what happens when we choose to embrace what divides us rather than what unites us.
With the new year upon us, attention will soon turn to the legislative session beginning Jan. 11 in Topeka. I’m incredibly grateful for the elected officials we have. Legislative sessions are always about making tough choices on allocating resources that are too few to address problems that appear unending. This upcoming one is set to be one of the toughest.
Welcome to 2021! Besides sounding like part of a 1960’s sci-fi movie, it should come with welcomed relief after the dark age of 2020.
Poinsettias might be the star of the holiday season but there are many other seasonal plants that can brighten the home. Amaryllis is a tender bulb that is ready to bloom when purchased.
Farm dogs hold a special place in the day-to-day operations of many family farms and ranches. For my family, our dog serves many important roles.
This past year has been a hard one. Though we are close to the renewed hopes of a new year, we still face what could be the hardest days of 2020 for some.
The Christmas season has already proven to be different this year, thanks to our nemesis Mr. COVID. I have often complained about Mother Nature being bipolar and forgetting her meds due to the changeability of Kansas weather, but I do believe Mr. COVID is worse. Mother Nature might be fickle, but this COVID dude is just evil.
As Christmas draws closer, I can’t help but think of the many holiday traditions my family has generally followed over the years.
Attracting birds into our landscapes and gardens is an activity that can bring much enjoyment over the cold, dreary winter months.