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  • Monday, December 28, 2020 9:41 AM
        Normally, at this time of the year, the only treats I’m thinking about and writing about are treats you can eat. I usually spend weeks thinking about which cookies and candies I should make each year, selecting from tried-and-true favorites and searching for a few new treats to try.
  • Monday, November 30, 2020 2:46 PM
        The last thing I want to write about right now is the coronavirus. Like all of you, I wish this pandemic was over.
  • Monday, October 26, 2020 12:57 PM
        Two winters ago, Glen took me on a snowmobile ride through the Birch Lake State Forest. Despite visiting the state forest’s swimming beach on countless occasions, I had never been on the trails in the forest.
  • Monday, September 28, 2020 9:33 AM
        It all started two years ago with BLT.
        When Glen checked the maternity pen the morning she was born, there were two calves – a heifer and a bull.
  • Monday, August 24, 2020 9:31 AM
        It’s that time of year again. The kids and I are sorting through their clothes and shoes to find ones that fit – I swear every child has grown a foot since March. We’re collecting school supplies and filling backpacks – this year with masks, too.
  • Monday, July 27, 2020 9:17 AM
        It’s been 367 days since my life was turned upside down. That was the day the black-faced fresh cow hit me and literally flipped me upside down.
  • Monday, June 29, 2020 10:28 AM
        Raspberries have always been my favorite fruit. Popped into my mouth fresh off the cane, simmered into jam, or blended into smoothies; for me, few flavors are more delightful.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:47 AM
        I’ve been sitting here trying to write for 15 minutes. Since I first sat down, the sound of someone yelling, “Mom!” has ricocheted through my office door once every 23 seconds. The well-thought-out ideas for this column are now scrambled in my brain.
  • Monday, April 27, 2020 10:50 AM
        I use cooking and baking for everything: mitigating stress, procrastinating, expressing love, etc.
  • Monday, March 30, 2020 7:34 AM
    “Run to the truck,” my usually calm, very level headed father yelled. My father never yelled at us.
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