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  • Balong Strong says...
    Balong Strong says...

    It had been a long driving day from Colorado.  I was headed to Iowa for the night.  My travel plans had changed at the last minute.  I was supposed to be in Utah checking off more National Parks from my list, but alas, my 9th grandchild was making movements like he was ready to enter the world.... Read more

  • Balong Strong says...
    Balong Strong says...

    My team and I arrived in Texas for the Mother Earth News Fair at the Expo in Belton.  Excitement increased as we set up our booth and began to wander, checking out the other booths in the Exhibit Hall. We greeted those who had been at the fair in years past, exchanging familiar greetings with... Read more

  • Blog
    Blog

    The mist hangs low over the mountain. The darkness before dawn lingers. The slant of the rising sun casts longer shadows. There is a noticeable scent of change in the mountain air. The chill mornings give way to warm afternoons and back to rapidly cooling evenings.

    It’s time….

    The... Read more

  • Business Blog
    Business Blog

    Sometimes I act like a meat chicken!

    Ever raised meat chickens?  Not regular egg laying chickens, but meat chickens.  The Cornish – cross kinds that are bred to eat a lot and put on weight quickly?

    I’ve raised hundreds of meat chickens and I butchered them myself for my own freezer... Read more

  • Blog
    Blog

    It happened slowly….

    The emotions….the anger….the intensity…..the anger….. the heartache…..the anger….the memories….the anger…..

    The words, derogatory, hateful and cutting, began swirling through my mind….louder, bigger, angrier…..

    Until...

    I was going through my... Read more