Oh my gosh, life in general never ceases to amaze me. What might have once humiliated me, haunted me, made me angry because of its stupidity, or otherwise evoked negative vibes from this smallish body of mine, now just makes me roar with laughter. I can’t help it. Why did God make us humans so stupid???
When fire rages in a field or a home, we thank God we have brave souls among us that are willing to drive into that flaming field or crowd that blazing structure to save life and property. We know that if the creeks overflow, we can count on those ready to float a boat or wade waist deep in raging waters to help. If storms approach, there are sentinels that will stand in the gathering darkness, wind and rain to warn us of its coming. Sickness strikes, and a multitude of hands busy themselves to aid the stricken and raise funds for their recovery.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is growing bright colorful poinsettias and other holiday plants that liven up the season. Many house plants are available this time of year including holiday cactus, amaryllis, kalanchoe, Jerusalem cherry, and cyclamen. Most of these plants can be enjoyed long past Christmas with the correct care. Here are some simple steps to care for the most common holiday plants.
As the countdown to Christmas officially begins, the hustle and bustle of the season already has a different feel from holidays past. My family has decided that since our celebrations will be radically different — void of hustling across the Midwest and attending multiple family gatherings — we will slow our other traditional hustle and bustle as well.
Like many this year, instead of traveling to be with family, I will cook my own Thanksgiving dinner. Honestly, I don’t mind. It is sad not to see my family, but I am relieved that I will not be putting any of them in harm’s way. And I am not mad about getting to keep all the leftovers for myself.
I used to really enjoy cooking. I still do for that matter, but that might be due to the fact I rarely do it anymore.
Kansas has an abundance of crop residue available for grazing in late fall and winter. However, the location of fields in relation to cattle, the lack of shelter or appropriate fencing, and water availability often prevent grazing of many fields. Despite these limitations, crop residue grazing has become an integral part of many cattle operations, primarily as a feed resource for maintaining the breeding herd during winter or putting weight on cull cows.
Harvest is winding down or already completed. Cattle are turned out on winter pasture. And I’m sure some have already selected their turkey for Thanksgiving. Yes, the end of 2020 is approaching fast — thankfully, mercifully.
Medicine prescribed to you is for your use only. If your medicine cabinet is full of expired medications you no longer use, it's time to properly dispose of them.
Have you ever had an argument with someone that just won't die? Like, the other person wants to have the last word, but their last word makes no sense, so you have to say something too. Then the other person still has to have the last word, which still doesn 't make any sense, so you have to ask another 'dumb' question and the cycle starts all over again.