Dust In My Coffee

My life as a woman in agriculture

The world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd with this year’s theme “Trees for the Earth”.    This annual event dates back to 1970 and originated in the United States.  I believe this year’s theme about trees is one that farmers and activists can find common ground on.  After all, who doesn’t like trees?  Trees help …

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Steve and I have officially entered that new phase of life referred to as the empty nest.  Our youngest daughter, Kim, started college in 2012 but at the same time our middle daughter, Emily, returned home for a year after living in Chimbote, Peru for two years.    Kim and Emily left yesterday with a car …

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This morning I took our youngest child to the airport to catch her flight back to college in Ohio.  She has been home for Christmas break  for about a month.  This good-bye was easier than the one in August. In August five members of our family jumped in a rented mini-van headed for Steubenville, Ohio.  …

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