Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

You may, or may not, be aware that Nebraska is among the many states that was affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Nationwide, around 47 million birds (chickens and turkeys) died or had to be euthanized because of this disease (late summer 2015). One of the possible vectors (ways to spread a disease) … More Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Those of you that are regular readers know that I have three sons. No daughters. Just sons. I was always a tomboy and never a ‘girly’ girl. So, I thought that if anyone could adjust to living with all these males, it was me. I was wrong. Even a tomboy brain like mine does not process things … More Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Family Traditions (a.k.a. the Lawn Burned Again)

Most families have traditions, whether they realize it or not. Ours seems to have developed the ignoble tradition of setting the lawn on fire. I am happy to report that the most recent fire occurred while I was off the premises. All the household males were solely responsible for this blaze. It was a normal day. … More Family Traditions (a.k.a. the Lawn Burned Again)