Living a Spontaneous Normal Life

Life has been considerably normal down Highway 20. Almost too normal in fact, because if nothing of great interest happens, what is there to write about? I’m the type of person that loves life. So much in fact, that one life is entirely too short to do all the things that are calling me toContinue reading “Living a Spontaneous Normal Life”

Bright Spots in Life

Some days bright spots are as simple as catching 2 gophers out of one gopher mound. Tiny springs of alfalfa pushing through on spindly stems, coating the field with green. Washing the flatbeds and not having to scrub them entirely by hand… Other days it’s getting out of my 30-mile radius and hauling a loadContinue reading “Bright Spots in Life”

These Are The Days

These are the days of early mornings, crisp air, and icy water. Of muddy boots, muddy jeans, and muddy floors. Of sunburn and chapped hands. Of sore muscles. These are the days. Of late nights. Moonlit walks, twinkling stars, and a strong warm hand to hold. Of alfalfa peeping through the crusty soil, of changingContinue reading “These Are The Days”

Quick Easy Meals

I imagine that for all farmers and their wives across America, it’s an extremely busy season. The time of year that you need to freshen up your superwoman powers and turn out 15-minute meals. So here’s a list of quick and easy meals I’ve been turning to! These have been a few of our lunchesContinue reading “Quick Easy Meals”

Farming Down Highway 20

We’ve been busy…the type of busy where you work from dawn till dark, then work some more. Scarf down some quick meals in between and fall into bed aching and exhausted. But it’s a good feeling of tiredness. Knowing that the gated pipe and wheel-lines are put together right, the alfalfa is planted, the weedsContinue reading “Farming Down Highway 20”

Trucking’s in our Blood

Just a late night stroll, windows down…listening to the jakes throb. A joy ride down the highway, no reason but to get out on the open road. To clear the mind, let go of life’s tensions and busyness for a moment, and just enjoy the rumble of a 3406E Cat. Sometimes you find romance andContinue reading “Trucking’s in our Blood”

Thoughts on Life, Spring, Food, and Miracles

…and getting locked in bathroom stalls at truck stops. Most times I think it’s great when the doors go clear down to the floor. Gives a person more of a feeling of privacy. But when you get locked inside one and the space down at the bottom is real small, you start rethinking. Thankfully afterContinue reading “Thoughts on Life, Spring, Food, and Miracles”

A List of my Favorite Books

With everyone at home more these days, what better opportunity to snuggle up on the couch with your favorite plush blanket and a well-written book? Never mind that there’s always bookwork to catch up with, spring cleaning to tackle, and laundry to fold! Who can resist a stack of unread books?! Here’s a list ofContinue reading “A List of my Favorite Books”

Quite the Week

It’s been quite a week or two. The days seem to run together and it’s hard to know when one week is starting and the other ending. There was the day I unknowingly dumped my dad-in-law’s one and only working grease gun into the trash pit along with the rest of the trash out ofContinue reading “Quite the Week”

A Touch of Cheer

Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in… Where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. -John Muir One of the main places I go to feel alive and to calm any fears is the great outdoors. Something about the fresh air, the wide openness ofContinue reading “A Touch of Cheer”