Plans for busy times

Plans for busy times

Plans for busy times by Miranda Reiman My kitchen island is full of stacks: summer camp and summer ball forms to fill out. 4-H projects to register and swimming lessons to book. A month ago, we planned a short family camping trip. Then there are the work things to...
Staying on Track

Staying on Track

Staying on Track by Nicole Lane Erceg Why do we call substantial disasters “perfect” storms? It feels like an oxymoron. The title perfect storm seems a more fitting descriptor for the rain that comes just in time to break a drought, or the swirling clouds that bring...
Really that good

Really that good

Really that good by Miranda Reiman Young kids often have a misplaced sense of confidence. “Wook, how high I jump.” As a toddler, one of my girls used to love to show off that skill. She’d squat down, chubby thighs almost touching the ground and she’d give it her all....
Uncomfortable change

Uncomfortable change

Unconventional risk management by Miranda Reiman WHAM! Tap-tap-tap. Some changes are noisy…like the current remodel and addition to our 115-year-old house. Anyone who has lived through construction dust knows the disruption. The crew knocked out the wall between the...
Black Ink: Moo-ving the big rocks

Black Ink: Moo-ving the big rocks

Moo-ving the big rocks by Nicole Lane Erceg The new year now feels old once you get into a busy season like calving. There are many spans of time in cattle country that can make us feel there’s too much to do, or too little time in each day. By now, some resolutions...
Sign Reading

Sign Reading

Sign reading by Nicole Lane Erceg The sign reads “Welcome to Grant County,” in simple white letters on a small, forest green backdrop. It sits near a creek more than an hour’s drive from where I grew up, but every time I see it, I already feel like I’m home. At this...