Cooking Time

Friday was “try out the new slow cooker” day at our house. I had ruined our prior slow cooker by over-filling it last spring; when the stew overflowed, it seeped into the space between the heating element and the base of the cooker, causing smoke and the danger of...

Living in Community

I love watching the birds at our feeders. We’ve set out a number of different kinds of feeders, which naturally attract different kinds of birds. This feeder, which holds nyjer or thistle seeds, is only accessible to the smaller birds with the shape of beak that can...

Easter Abundance

On the eve of Easter, I fulfilled my first assignment as a rookie photojournalist for the Grant County Beat: capturing images of children at an Easter egg hunt in a local playground. There were 4 hunts, arranged by age, and it’s amazing how fast 250 eggs can be...

The Eating Season

Over the years I’ve come to think of this period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s as the Eating Season. We begin the season with a bang, over-eating on Thanksgiving Day, and then we gather for food-oriented parties pretty constantly until New Year’s Day has come...