A Farm Girl Story From the Sixties

 Did you know I have been writing  A Farmhouse Journal  for our local newspaper, the Brown County Press? For this column, I share many of my childhood stories of long ago  growing up on a farm in the sixties.  Here’s one that ran recently. The story is very fresh for  me today just as it was…

I remember the smudge pot on the farm?

I grew up in the sixties and  farming practices learned from Dad on the  farm of my youth,  still guide me today.  I like to reminisce, don’t you? There is much to learn while doing so.  Just  the other day Mom and I were chatting about cold weather practices  on the farm of my youth….

A New Year a New Look

Our driveway entrance to Cherry Ridge Farms Happy New Year  ………………to all my friends and  followers. It’s a new year so what better time to roll out our new look. As you can see,  I  have a new title and bi-line and design. Last year in 2013,   I  began as an official blogger as…

A Busy Week on the Farm

Once again, we are thankful for many blessings!See that umbrella on my tractor? I am thankful! Wow! What a busy weekend we had here on the farm. Finally,  the weather was hot and dry. No rain fore casted until next week; a farmer’s perfect hay day. If there is one thing I have learned and…

My Birthday Greenhouse

Ice and Snow. Greenhouse in tow! I just celebrated my birthday. It was a wonderful day.  I also received  the most wonderful gift. And  quite by accident I might add.  On the morning of my birthday, I was  waiting for my husband to come home early from work  so we could start my Birthday:  My…

Happy, Happy New Year

From Jeff”s Camera :Our Little flock of Chickens 2013 buy more chicks for eggs and meat Hallelujah! We made it to 2013. The world didn’t end, I was sure it wouldn’t.  We are still alive and breathing. Wonderful. Now what are your plans for the new year? Haven’t thought about it? Let me share a little…

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories This Story Published in The Salt Magazine Nov/Dec 2011 Christmas comes and goes so fast. The hustle and bustle can be exhausting. It is so difficult to find that perfect gift for those who have everything, yet I learned last Christmas in the midst of it all, a life lesson I will always…