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.

Saying Goodbye To His First HomeΒ 

We sold our house this summer, and it almost killed us.  I’m half kidding but only half.  I think I’ve mentioned before we moved into the house on the dairy farm over the winter. We never had a big, official … Continue reading

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Families, Kids, and Immigration

I shared this on Instagram yesterday, and I thought it fit nicely here, too.     As I’ve picked up and held this handsome babe over the last week my heart has been so heavy with the knowledge that hopeful immigrants … Continue reading

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Earth Day Run 2018

One month ago I ran the Earth Day Half Marathon. It was a beautiful spring day in central Minnesota – which was welcome after a true blizzard the weekend before! I had been training “okay” through the winter, but I … Continue reading

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Being Intentional About Singing in the Kitchen

Speedy and I like to run around the kitchen exuberantly dancing and singing. Everything from nursery rhymes and Christmas songs to the latest pop hits. We laugh about our ridiculous moves until the dogs perk up their ears and stare as they try to … Continue reading

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Cold April Means Time to Think Summer and Ice Cream: Vote for your Fav!

By any measure it has been a rough spring in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. We had a blizzard last weekend – SERIOUSLY – with howling winds and a foot of snow. South of us it was even worse with … Continue reading

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