What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Cherokee Strip? If you have spent time in northwest Oklahoma, you probably come up with the right answer but my guess is a lot of Americans have never heard of the Cherokee Strip. I got my first lessons on it when I went to Phillips University, a small liberal arts university… Read More
Weekly Photo Challenge: SPRING! It is finally here!
The idea of showing spring in photos is something I can surely get behind! Here are a few photos from the past couple of days that illustrate spring for me. There are a couple of really different ways I see spring — both in the beauty of plants coming to life (especially plants that help feed us 🙂 ) and… Read More
Charity Starts at Home with the Farm & Local Community Organizations
Two Saturdays in a row I’ve made the drive out to a town some of us affectionately known as Hooterville to see my farming friends Marjory & Bob. It wasn’t to see where the crop was — we’re so early in the early that most of the work is field prep and fertility. But it’s always the season to help… Read More
Make a Touch of Mardi Gras at Home
The countdown to Fat Tuesday is on and it seems fitting to have a little piece of the festival wherever you are. If yu are in the South, you are probably well aware of the role King Cakes play. If that sounds a little foreign to you, read this blog post by Celeste Laurent (Twitter, blog). King Cakes go around… Read More
Flat Stanley Cooks Pizza & Helps Make a Snowman
Waxhaw/Charlotte, North Carolina (25 miles from home) The other day Flat Stanley came along with me to work at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Charlotte. You can see Flat Stanley helped to cook the pizzas. First, he helped to look in on the pizzas while they cook in the large brick oven. You can see the wood and gas flames… Read More
Flat Stanley Visits the Missouri State Capitol!
Jefferson City, Missouri (848 miles from home) Hey Jake and Ms. Rorie’s Class! Thought you would like to see Flat Stanley having fun in the snow here in Missouri this week. He really enjoyed the white, fluffy stuff but he was ready to go back inside, because it sure was cold, and he forgot his jacket! The weather in Missouri… Read More
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