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Make time for a visit

Last week I told you about the farm auction we attended and the perspective it brought to my life. But I wanted to share something more. My Grandma Jean ((Moyer) Shafer) spent some time...

Farm Auction

On Saturday the kids and I went to a farm auction. It was just south of where I laid my head for 18 years, at a farm that I closely associate with my childhood,...

Camel Ride at the County Fair

I took our two small children to the Wayne County Fair last week. The county fair always feels like going home. Except we don’t keep our fat rabbits in cages; ours apparently like to...

Alexa: Plug Your Ears

My niece, nine-years-old and pretty as the day is long, emerged from my old bedroom at Mom and Dad’s farmhouse not long ago. “Alexa, what time is it?” she asked. Not a sound followed,...

Mowing the yard

I’ve seen many houses with “Family Rules” signs hanging on their walls. Some of those family rules are things such as: Always tell the truth Pay with hugs and kisses Do your best Keep your promises I have yet...