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Is It Time To Rethink Funerals?

Is It Time to Rethink Funerals? The majestic landscape of the Sandhills and the impact of its natural beauty is captured in this quote: “It is no mere coincidence that our feelings about a place take on spiritual dimensions. An old rancher once told me he thought the lines in…

Praying Mantis Hatch at Schwarz Family Farm

Linda Schwarz writes, “There are many signs of life at Schwarz Family Farm this spring. Along with all of the starter plants and perennial plants growing in our high tunnels, we’re seeing a variety of pollinators (including our own honey bees) on our blooming herbs and the Praying…

Windows on the World, My Backyard, and the Future

Window on the World (with a nod to Microsoft’s Windows 10) Email to cousin Andy in Tokyo: Hey, Andy, hope I caught you before you went to bed. I told you I’d finish the copy of our new collaboration before end of business today, your day…

The Enchanted Bakery Story Inspired a Persian Bakery Response

We felt surprised and delighted when we received an e-mail message from Mohammadreza Ghasemi who lives with his family in Sharoud, Iran. Mohammadreza’s e-mail is a response to Kristine Jacobson’s story on the sisters – Ana Gonzalez and Veronica Ramsey’s bakery business in…

Supper Will Have To Wait

Supper Will Have To Wait

SUPPER WILL HAVE TO WAIT by Elisha Smith A day doesn’t go by when I don’t read an article or hear from some expert on the news about the importance of “making yourself a priority” and “taking care of you.” I imagine the people who come up with…

Farewell to Winter

Seeing Eiffert’s ice fishing photos remind me that in Nebraska, winter is my favorite season. Snow, freezing temperatures, cold winds in November, December, January, February build ice on the lakes and open up walking paths in overgrown landscapes. Wildlife watching in winter months reveals eagles, white tail deer…

High Tea is Sweet

Angela Davis, our international storyteller and blogger for Nebraska Rural Living tells us about High Tea, Low Tea, and Full Tea as celebrated in her adopted home in Holland with references to buying tea in China and the British tradition of High Tea. After reading her descriptions of the savory…

We respectfully ask for your ideas about Nebraska Rural Living

Please check out the short and sweet survey below: Reaching out to our readers, We know there are so many more great stories we aren’t sharing because we just don’t know about them. So we are hoping you can help. Please take a few minutes to let us…

Aftermath as Captured by Don Brockmeier Photos

Aftermath as Captured by Don Brockmeier Photos

February 2, 2016, a blizzard roared into and settled down for a 24 hour snowy stay in central and southwest Nebraska. Don Brockmeier’s photos of the aftermath of this weather event portray the beauty of snow on the prairie, and the danger and the work involved in moving…

How We Move a Mountain on the Plains of Nebraska

Approximately 9,000 people live in Phelps County, and when we move a mountain 853 of us or 9% of the Phelps County population stand shoulder to shoulder to lift a shovel, roll a boulder or blast a trainload of rock. Together we move a mountain in one day in…

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