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My grandma

Irene Rachel Helen Oeltjenbruns Mehmen June 8, 1928 – December 25, 2018 My grandma will now forever be our special Christmas angel. It’s hard to imagine our family without its matriarch, the magnet that drew us all together. And yet … Continue reading

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How to Cook :: Sweet Potato Chili

I’m guessing Santa might be bringing a few of you an Instant Pot for Christmas, so I thought I’d jump on and share this recipe. I’m beginning to feel a bit like an Instant Pot prophet, but we literally use … Continue reading

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Ava :: April 2006 – August 2017

Our Ava passed away yesterday in one of her favorite spots… in the garage in front of the open back door, where she could catch a breeze and keep an eye on the pasture to the west and the driveway … Continue reading

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When I grow up

The typewriter that started it all for me I mentioned in my last post that I’m exploring the possibilities for a future that will be here sooner or later. Our youngest has started high school. We’ve already got two teenage … Continue reading

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Right now

the road ahead Hello, it’s been a while. So I thought I’d give an update to any longtime readers that are still hanging around, and my farmers market peeps that I’m not seeing this summer. Taking this year off from … Continue reading

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The year the music died

The Grim Reaper has been on a tear with musicians in 2016. And it’s only April. At this point people have had enough already and I’m seeing tweets like, “That the universe would form a protective layer around Paul McCartney, … Continue reading

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What’s next

So without the farm business to share here, I’ve been left wondering what exactly to do in this space. I still have the desire to write. But what to write about now? As much as I like food, and I … Continue reading

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A new normal

Chicken nuggets were the star of supper tonight! 2 weeks post-Whole30, and I’ve fallen into a new normal. A really good new normal. And by “really good”, I mean really tasty. I decided to take the approach of eating “clean” … Continue reading

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My Whole 30 Experience

Sweet potato sausage hash I don’t remember how I even heard of the Whole 30 program, but I’d been thinking about trying it for a while now. I felt like my brain just wasn’t as sharp as it used to … Continue reading

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An Update

My reminder of my 2016 One Little Word So when last we left off with this story, our cattle shed had collapsed and the future was uncertain. I can’t say as much has changed. The insurance did not come through. … Continue reading

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