Author Archives: Lisa

About Lisa

Hi, I'm Lisa. Dairy farmer's wife and Minnesotan to the core, I write about rural farm life, running down country roads, and the food, faith, and family that bind everything together. Follow along on my journey.

Running Through 2017

Another Minnesota winter is half over, and I’m grateful it’s been low on the snowfall totals. We have had our share of below-zero, frigid days, but at least the roads have stayed relatively dry and open for running! I’m getting back … Continue reading

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2017 is Coming to a Chilly End

Frigid. That’s an apt way to describe the last week of the year. We reached a high of about -2F / -19C on Christmas Day, and today, December 28th, we finally climbed above zero to a balmy 12 degrees. The … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017

What’s just as cute as a cuddly 7-month old in a dragon/dino costume? A 19-month old in the same dragon/dino costume of course! Last year I searched around for a friendly green alligator costume or the like, and I finally … Continue reading

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My Twin Cities Marathon

It was a beautiful October Sunday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota, and I was on my way back from dropping a friend off at the airport. I had driven I-35 to get there, but I opted to take Highway 5 … Continue reading

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France and More

10 years ago JR and I went on an agriculture and dairy study adventure to Switzerland during May term. I extended my stay for a few days with 4 girlfriends to visit Munich and Rome while JR and his buddy spent … Continue reading

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