The year was 1999. Good quality digital cameras were in their infancy and the photography magazine that was delivered to my mailbox every month included articles passionately arguing the merits of digital vs film. Even then, digital photography felt like the inevitable winner to me but as I wrote this story, I remember why there … More Take Photos Like It’s 1999
A week ago, we celebrated Christmas with my extended family. It was the first Christmas since my grandmother passed away last January. The major project was to sort through the old family photos and scan them. I love sorting through these old photos, reading the labels, and hearing the stories relayed by my aunts and uncles. … More Treasures From Grandma’s Photo Album
In Part 1, I showed some of the sights of the big city of Melbourne. In this installment, you get a glimpse of two dairies I got to see in northern Victoria. The dairy system is largely seasonal and forage-based. Since most milk goes into powdered milk, it is a low-margin market that requires a … More Australian Adventures Part 2 – Victorian Farms
I recently returned from a 15 day trip to the state of Victoria in Australia. Wonderful people, food and scenery marked this adventure. The next few blog posts will describe some of the different parts of the journey. Today-Melbourne. I have a very difficult time explaining my job to friends and family–and even co-workers. Suffice … More Australian Adventures Part 1 – Melbourne
Two days ago, we were under a frost advisory. Today I saw a bank clock that read 102 degrees. Needless to say, it was a hot and very dry day in Nebraska. Despite the recent rains we are still in the “extreme drought” category on the drought monitor website. I traveled down to Lincoln today … More Nebraska Dust Storm
Another day, another blizzard…at least it feels that way here in Nebraska… I bet all those geese that made the migration are wondering why they left the tropics so soon. Even puppy prefers to sit on the deck and wonder about the strange weather. The irises are bravely following the calendar instead of … More Happy February 81!
I have written in the past about getting ready for a storm and the disappointment when our drought weather pattern resulted in absolutely nothing. I guess I should have been more patient – winter storms are for April, right? What a contrast compared to last year at this time! Sleet, snow, freezing rain, thunder, lightning….really, … More Random Updates: Winter Storm, Babies In the Basement
Some noisy flyovers and noisy field-guests in our area means one thing…the goose migration is in full swing.
Time to catch up on a few things around the ranch… Blizzard Fail. In my post a few days ago “Getting Ready for the Snowstorm“, I talked about the lengthy checklist in getting ready for the weather system that was predicted to dump 12-20″ of white stuff on us. Well, the ‘great’ storm has come and … More Random Updates: Stinky Puppy, Blizzard Fail, and Brilliant Garden Idea Number 1 for 2013
Our puppy loves to nap on the front porch. Most of the time she sleeps on the rug. Recently she decided to surplant the kitties from their favorite nap spot. We had our first snow of the year recently. I do not care for winter or snow, but I greatly appreciated any precipitation in this … More Random Photos: Sleeping Puppy, Cows and Snow, Football Fans