Gardening on the Prairie

Let’s talk rhubarb. I was browsing some posts on the internet and I repeatedly see people talking about varieties of rhubarb that “allow for a longer harvest due to a lower amount of oxalic acid.” So I think it’s time to dig a little deeper into rhubarb.

Switchgrass School

Well, I am pooped and pretty much brain dead as I sit writing this at 10 p.m. on Sunday night. I always have been a bit of a procrastinator, and as I need this ready to go to print tomorrow, it looks like I learned nothing from all those ulcers brought on from last-minute essay writing in college.

Gardening on the Prairie

It’s Spring! (Maybe, I don’t want to get my hopes up.) After we have some steady 50F+ days, then it’s time to start that garden clean up you’ve been patiently waiting for. Once the weather warms up, all the native insects and bees that made a home in your garden over the winter start to emerge, and then it’s safe to clean up their old homes.

Switchgrass School

Well, first of all, I need to tell you that I got my ducks. I am glad that Keith is as impulsive as I am when it comes to purchasing cute animals. They are named Harold and Larry and they are the cutest ducks in the whole wide world.

Letter to the Editor

Just to clear the air, in no way did I resign as Head Boys Basketball coach. The superintendent recommended to the board that my contract not be renewed after some parents had been in to suggest that changes needed to be made. That brings me to the point of our school policy. If a player has an issue with a coach the school policy reads:

Fairchild Farmgirl

Spring. Has it sprung or is just teasing us? Inquiring minds want to know … or just the people that wanted to plant their potatoes on Good Friday.  Actually, raise your hand if you got them in, because even with good intentions, we did not.  Pat yourself on the back for getting further than we did.  

Switchgrass School

Well, I feel like a veteran homeschool mom as I made the switch from using a designated homeschool room to using the dining room table.  I honestly never thought I would, but there were several factors that influenced my decision.

Switchgrass School

This past week was a lot, and all I want to do is curl up in bed and watch Netflix. I don’t even want to read, which is a rarity for me, because it would take too much brain power, and my brain is shot.


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