Dust In My Coffee

Loving my life as a woman in agriculture one sip at a time

Happy New Year!  Yes, even though the holiday celebrations are over I am still wishing each of you happiness throughout this New Year.  I have always loved the beginning of a new year.  We are almost forced to reflect on where we’ve been and where we are going.  The crossing over from one year into …

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     It is quite a blessing to be part of a family that has taken care of the same farm for 100 years.  Steve’s great-grandfather, Lorenz Ruskamp, purchased land that included a house on February 27, 1914.  Lorenz and his wife, Elizabeth Kampschneider had five boys including Steve’s grandfather, Joseph.  Lorenz farmed northwest of Dodge …

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Emily, Kim, Steve and I surroundSr. Catherine at the convent in Campbellsport, WI in May 2009. Every person has an amazing story and unfortunately we don’t always learn how special until we go to his/her funeral.  I would like to share with you the commentary that was read at the recent funeral of Steve’s aunt, …

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