Robins Suddenly

             It was like a seasonal switch was thrown on March 6 of this year. After the second coldest February on record for Chicago, and (I believe) the coldest for our nearest airport in DeKalb, we recorded our final below-zero day that day (-6) and went all the way up to 24. For the 11 […]

First Lambs of '14

Yesterday, up at 5:30 a.m.

Other days I would toss and turn myself back to sleep and get up at  7:30, but this day we were a week past what the calendar said was the start of lambing, so there was the extra electricity of being needed in the barn.

I skipped my stretching, roll-ups and […]

Weather Calls for Glass-Half-Full Thinking

 

 

They say some people are “glass half full” people and others are “glass half empty.” I’m more inclined to think as Martin Luther of old who said we are all simultaneously saints and sinners. I know I have the capacity at any given time to get the joy out of a dismal day or mine the dismal out […]

We Believe in the Sun Even During Long Nights

It is that time of year when the darkness seems about to swallow the light. But, no! We believe in the power of the Light. The Darkness will not overcome it.

In ancient times, in their caves, and later in their wattle and daub huts, our ancestors must have been shaken by the foreboding of a […]