109th Birthday Party & Five Generations of North Dakota Women

IrisBday (1 of 1)

How many of us can say we have five generations of family living all within driving distance? Very few. It’s a special, living legacy gift and one that we have in our family that starts with our Great Aunt Iris, who never married and is my late great-grandfather Odin’s sister. We are Iris’s family. She […]

Why Agriculture and Food Education Makes A Difference For Kids

Ag Class Zucchini Relish

Today, rather than add to my 42 draft blog posts that I have yet to finish, I am going to tell you what happened at lunch at our house over the noon hour and not just leave it to myself in a drafts folder.  This happened. Look at the below picture.  A jar of relish […]

7 Things About A Teenager’s Background Footage


Our oldest child and only son, Hunter, recently celebrated his 17th birthday. I was sappy, a little sad at the speed of life but mostly reflective. The highlight reel of his life has been running through my head, along with the background footage, as my friend Holly calls it—the moments we live out but never […]