Category Archives: Nebraska

Espresso

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The Cheese Whiz

  A short drive West of Nebraska City, NE among green pastures spotted with beautiful milking cows, there is a farmer who lives in a 100-year-old home and works in her modern milking barn.  The home is heated with power … Continue reading

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The Old Goat

  At the office today, a technical problem with data causes bad information on the Web which then creates human emotional despair involving at least two humans.  Unable to fix the problem after several hours, I grab a cappuccino and … Continue reading

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Quiet Pear Tree

QUIET PEAR TREE We leave for work early most mornings, feeling rushed and late.  Work is hard, especially on Mondays with backups from the weekend business.  We get home later to find household and lawn chores, homework to help with, the news, … Continue reading

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Coming Clean

  Friday evening’s return home from a long day brightened considerably when I found a Fed Ex package on my front porch.  It was a heavy, odd sized envelope from a friend in Alabama.  Hey, I never get packages from … Continue reading

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Gooseberries BLUE GOOSE CHUTNEY

A dear friend of mine delivered to me today a container of “Gooseberries!”  I know….you are wondering..What are gooseberries?  They are the smallest, most beautiful, tart, little stripy beads of wonder you can imagine.  Grandma used to make gooseberry/mulberry jelly … Continue reading

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Cow Talk

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Five O’clock on Thursday, a friend summons me to her farm.  Excited, I rush from my day to find her 12 miles away at the back of her house on a plank that overlooks green rolling hills dotted with cheerful … Continue reading

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Peonies bloom in May

Every May I am distracted from life by the most fragrant, plump, blooms of peony bushes in parks, allies and yards of others.  The peony has always been my favorite flower, pink, white & reds,a silky soft and fluffy with … Continue reading

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Pottery Shop Chapel

Several years ago, a special friend and I ventured out to find a pottery shop in a small town several hours from our own.  Upon reaching our destination, we learned via a note on the door, that the potter had … Continue reading

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Day at the Farm

This week work randomly took me to three self-sustainable farms in Otoe County, Nebraska.   Between real estate conversations, I learned that all three farms were growing and raising their own food, processing it, then selling or bartering the produce … Continue reading

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Peachy

Peachy We’ve always had peach trees with the exception of a few years, when the harsh winter had her say with a fit of strong wind and heavy snow breaking limbs.  The new young trees we planted raced to produce … Continue reading

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Inside an Antiquarium

Drive over soft curvy hills, covered with green, gold, distant patterns, East on Highway 136 from Auburn, NE, just West of the Missouri River to find a small town populated with artists, intellectuals, philosophers, musicians, writers and poets.  Brownville, Nebraska … Continue reading

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The Rose Asset

Roses seem so formal, so proper, for many important occasions.  They are generally pricey at the shop but a universally meaningful gift.   The reason I love roses is for their fragrance and colorful blooms from spring to fall.  They … Continue reading

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Tulips

Distraction from my meditative walks. I’ve been walking in this park (Arbor Lodge) for years but rarely stop to smell the tulips, lilacs or roses.  But today, I smelt them, touched them and laid down with them; a definitive crazy … Continue reading

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Women on Main

Women on Main In a small Nebraska river town there is a humming of women investing in small businesses.  First just a few, then a few more, until soon the hum will break out into full song.  The rhythm conducted … Continue reading

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