July 10, 2017

15 Favorite Things – Or “How to Survive Farming With Your Spouse”

Sometimes knowing what’s on another person’s top 15 list is a good path to working and playing better together.

June 19, 2017

I Know. It Happened to Me Too. And I’m Still Here

We’ve all made plenty of mistakes. Here are some examples to show you that you’re not alone and you will survive.

May 15, 2017

The Failure of Reduction When It Comes to Working With People

Remember the movie Better Off Dead? That movie is a family Christmas tradition for us. Lane Meyer has to ski a dangerous mountain to prove himself to Beth. He seeks advice and receives the most boiled-down help imaginable. While entirely accurate, it is incorrect and Lane barely escapes injury. I was talking to our children recently […]

January 11, 2016

Some Thoughts On Keeping Chickens

I don’t claim to know all there is about keeping birds. Heck, I don’t claim to know anything at all. This is a post about what I think I know about chickens…and I have given this topic some thought. Egg Eating All chickens eat eggs happily. All chickens. Just break an egg open in front […]

October 6, 2014

Trying My Patience

Everybody who works with animals has these kinds of days. When you’re having one of them, maybe it will help to remember this story.

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