It was one year ago this week that we received the news that our boys would not be returning to school after spring break. The news was life-altering and sobering and was the first of many "endings" we experienced as a result of COVID-19.
We're mere days away from 2021 - the new year is in sight. And while we're all cautiously optimistic, us in the ag industry remember how excited we were for 2019 to be done and 2020 to arrive. Oh, what little we knew. We are fortunate though - our family started the year on the … Continue reading 2020, in Hindsight
The days run into weeks and the weeks into months. This morning I read a meme that reminded us that this was our 10th Monday in quarantine. Where has the time gone? And I don't say it in the dreamy, reminiscent tone. I say it in the 'I can't believe we are still doing this' … Continue reading Week 8 & 9: I’ve lost track
Moms often get the credit for multi-tasking and balancing work and family. And they should. I know tons of rock-star moms doing it all. But the picture above pretty well illustrates just how hard my husband has been working to care for both his farm and his children. We're on week 7 of our coronavirus … Continue reading Week 7: Dad Doing Work
Farm life has it's disadvantages. You're miles away from anything. You often work alone and the work doesn't stop at 5 p.m. or when the week is finished. But this week my husband and I both realized how wonderful all the hardships of farm life can be when you are living through a pandemic. While … Continue reading Week 6: The Perks of Farm Life
On Sunday morning our pastor gave a wonderful sermon about Jesus' instructions to help others - even the least of these. The poor, the helpless, the unemployed and the unfed, they all need help and it's through our service to them that we honor God. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you … Continue reading Week 5: Becoming Helpers
Week 4 of our new normal and social distancing was capped off with Easter baskets and Evan's 7th birthday. Family Life Evan John is our oldest and our sweet, caring and studious child. He has a heart of gold, a memory like a steel trap and a love for the farm. After Easter sunrise service … Continue reading Week 4: Birthdays and Easter Bunnies