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    What is gratitude?

    +1 Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. I see this saying all over. But, knowing WHY gratitude is good is distinctly different from knowing WHAT gratitude is. And, probably the most important is HOW to be grateful. Here are 5 tricks I use to ensure I cultivate gratitude: Gather around the table For me, a kitchen table represents […]

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    4-H Teachers independence, and that’s a good thing

    0 by Nate Schlief Last fall, we decided to try something new: Get the kids involved with 4-H. We had tried Boy Scouts with our oldest son, but he wasn’t that interested in getting involved. I knew that with 4-H, it was more of an independent project for each child because I was pretty involved […]

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    Fall on the farm brings waves of emotions

    +3 On the farm, my grandma was the “Jack of all Trades.” She didn’t have a specialty, she could do it all. She was the by-hand cow milker and separator, egg picker, packer, and chicken feeder, gardener, cook and baker, tractor driver, caretaker, active church member and mother. You name it and I guarantee I […]

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    Dreams change. Plans change. Life change

    0 By Alysa Leier  As a teenager I planned on (and worked hard toward) moving to some bustling, big city and starting a new life as a physician. In fact, for as long as I can remember, that was my goal. At seventeen I didn’t want kids, didn’t even see them in my future. At […]

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    Does it have to be a table?

    0 What’s on your table? Wait a minute. Does it have to be a “table?” What about a pickup tailgate or a catwalk on a cattle processing system? Or, for myself, even horseback because sometimes you can’t stop to eat. For me and my family these are common places you will find us sharing a […]

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    Share a meal to show the love

    0 It’s that time of year where we are headed out to the field each morning and come in late at night. Laundry gets sorted by how dirty it is instead of colors, bedtime is by the sun, and kids are miniature versions of us helping to undertake spring tasks on the farm. When I […]

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    Are you listening to me?

    0 Editor’s Note: Agriculture plays an important role in all our lives, especially in North Dakota. In our new section, “From our Table,” contributors from North Dakota Farm Bureau will provide recipes and insight into family life and our family table.   I had to make a quick stop at the grocery store to get […]

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