Spring Traditions

This post by Gayle M. Irwin During the next few days, several special happenings occur, especially for those of the Christian faith. Today is Maundy Thursday, observance of the last Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples. Tomorrow is Good Friday. Then comes Easter Sunday, which occurs this Sunday, April 16. Each day has its … Continue reading Spring Traditions

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For the Birds

This post by Gayle M. Irwin In about one month, spring will officially arrive. Most people I know are looking forward to the new season, the increasing daylight, the green sprigs of grass that arise from winter’s sleep, the color of flowers like daffodils and tulips in bloom. Some regions enjoy an early spring, with … Continue reading For the Birds

The Fresh Breath of Spring

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction It’s time for planting and all around us are farms with tractors making rows and planting seeds. The smell of the fresh dirt never ceases to make me feel good – a deep earthy scent that you know will soon yield crops. We have many Amish farms … Continue reading The Fresh Breath of Spring

From Winter to Spring

This post by Gayle M. Irwin One week ago my community became buried in 14+ inches of heavy, wet snow. Businesses closed, including the community college and the non-profit organization for which I work. Two days later, I was 275 miles north in Montana and enjoyed a weekend of 65 – 75 degree temperatures (and … Continue reading From Winter to Spring

It’s a Spring Thing!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin According to the calendar, spring starts today. Where I live (central Wyoming) spring seemed to start at the end of February. We experienced record-breaking (or close to it) temperatures, and lack of snow. That changed for many parts of the state this past week as a significant system rolled … Continue reading It’s a Spring Thing!

This post by Jennifer Flaten Mother Nature is teasing us. On Monday we had a high of 71 degrees here. 71! In March. Needless, to say we broke a bunch of weather records and a lot of hearts are going to be broken when the temperature returns to its normal March range. Even knowing that … Continue reading

An unhappy Ground Hog by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor I know it’s a little late, but something I heard earlier this month inspired me to write the following poem. Apparently, the group in Pennsylvania that organizes the Ground Hog Day activities creates the forecast, no matter what the ground hog does. Click this link to hear me read the poem. … Continue reading An unhappy Ground Hog by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Sensing the Seasons by Erin Farwell

One of my favorite smells of summer is the sheets that have been dried on the clothesline in the hot sun. Summer tastes of homemade raspberry pie, not the baked ones that many people make, by one with a baked crust filled with fresh berries and covered in a homemade glaze that sets when it chilled.

In a Jam

This post by Jennifer Flaten Until I moved from my grandmother’s house to my mother’s house, I’d never eaten store bought jelly. Each summer my grandmother made homemade jelly from the raspberries and blackberries that grew wild along the road to her house. I remember hot summer days spent digging in the thickets looking for … Continue reading In a Jam

How Does Your Garden Grow

  This post by Jennifer Flaten My grandparents had a large garden, they grew all the basics like tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and spinach, we even grew broccoli. I remember hot summer days spent helping my grandmother drag the hose up the hill to the garden. Not one to waste the bounty of the garden, Grandma … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow