I recently attended my eldest niece's birthday party.  Surrounded by family, she opened gifts and we were all treated to ice cream and homemade…

The annual return of the ruby-throated hummingbird from its South-American winter home is one of the most definitive signs that warm weather is here to…

  Living in the Ozarks my whole life, I’m used to the weather toying with my emotions.  Temperatures here can yo-yo so quickly, it’ll make…

  Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I've been spending the last few days deciding what to take to my family gathering.  I've…

  Well, here we are again, but this time, it's worse. Summer is in full swing and it is H.O.T. here in the Ozarks. I…

A few days ago, my mom came over with a half-bushel of peaches she’d picked up at an orchard outside of town.  Standing over the…