Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I am looking back on my mom.  She recently passed away in February.  The last few years with her have been interesting and challenging.  However, I wouldn’t change a thing or miss the chance for all the time I had with her.  I...
South Dakota guide

South Dakota guide

Growing up, I didn’t think about where I lived too much or maybe I took it for granted as my brother would say.  He believes that you can’t appreciate where you live as much as a visitor does.  However, I love every part of this great state of South...
Sunflowers!

Sunflowers!

It’s my favorite time of year!  The sunflowers are in full bloom and it is amazingly beautiful!  I have been eagerly awaiting this for months. Thirty years ago, I wouldn’t have believed that some day, I would love sunflowers as much as I do.  Once, I...
Naming Iva’s Room

Naming Iva’s Room

As I am looking at my list of blog posts, I realize I haven’t talked about Iva’s Room.  In the whole naming process, it was probably the hardest one to name.  After all, we actually had a bedroom set from my grandma, Helen and not my grandma Catherine. ...
Missing the IFYE program

Missing the IFYE program

  For the past three summers, John and I have been hosts in the International Farm Youth Exchange or IFYE program.  It is an exchange program for young adults, who are interested in learning more about our culture and specifically, our farming practices.  We, like to...