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15 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Hard To Buy Guy

You know him. The man who has absolutely everything. He doesn’t need anything for Christmas. Or ever. Have you thought of stocking stuffer ideas for the hard to buy guy?  My farmer is my hard-to-buy man. He has everything he needs. So, he says. Of course, I’m not playing by his rules. I’ve developed a listing of …

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How to Give Back When You Have Little to Give

I know what you’re thinking. “How can I give back?” Me too. I feel the same way. As a single steady income family, sometimes I feel like sometimes we just don’t have enough – Especially around the holidays. My time and money is spread so thin this time of year. Actually, all year long, I …

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7 Ways Teamwork Makes or Breaks Farmlife

Every farm operation is different and constantly changing. One thing that does not change is the need for teamwork on the farm. Teamwork makes or breaks farmlife.  It takes a team to successfully manage farms. Farms size is growing while the number of farms are decreasing. While the average age of the farmer is still …

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Small Town Equals Big Eats

World famous pie. Super-size cinnamon rolls. Small-town hospitality. That is what you get when you travel to Dover, Kansas. An “unincorporated” town just southwest of the capitol city of Topeka, it is a tiny, quiet village famous for having amazing pie. Small town equals big eats. Dover, Kansas has amazing food. It’s comfort food. Like what Pioneer …

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Why We Did Not Expose Our Infant To Halloween Haunts

We just celebrated another first for Mylee. She celebrated her first “active” Halloween. As a two-year-old June baby, you might be wondering why we did not expose our infant to Halloween haunts.  Why did we allow our sweet infant child to skip out on two Halloweens? Throwback to Halloween 2013. This was our little four …

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How Small Town Leadership Provides Halloween Celebrations to Remember

I have been thinking quite a lot about how small town leadership provides Halloween celebrations to remember.  Small town leadership is so pivotal in the success of any rural community. Although I grew up in the country, I still visited my small town nearly every day growing up. And since my family owned (and still owns) …

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