June 4, 2020

Peace on Earth

• By John F. Chisholm • I send more than one hundred Christmas cards. I'm a big believer in Peace on Earth. Wait! While I'm confessing, there's more. I have to admit that receiving a Christmas … [Read more...]

I Love You, Too

• By John F. Chisholm • People are important to me. I hope that they are to everyone but you never know. I mention it in retrospection and with complete honesty. It's curious as I age that the … [Read more...]

The Danger of ‘Wheel-wobble’

• By John F. Chisholm • The 'Steering' section of the service manual for my antique Land Rover refers euphemistically to a phenomenon it calls, "Wheel-wobble." Really. Until recently, I read that … [Read more...]

The Horror of Laundry

• By John F. Chisholm • I don't like thinking of myself as a procrastinator. There's so much to do on any farm that those who put off until tomorrow what could be done today soon discover … [Read more...]

It’s the Perfect Day That’s Abnormal

• By John F. Chisholm • My daughter and I rototilled our garden yesterday. The swallows, just back from wintering, swooped about us, twittering. The sky behind them was a deep, cloudless blue. The … [Read more...]

Philosophical Roving

• By John F. Chisholm • Last Tuesday my wife and I went out for dinner. It was a lovely spring evening. The leaves were just beginning their summer-long performance. The lilacs were budded but not … [Read more...]

The Essence of Farming

• By John F. Chisholm • I have a 1953 Oliver Crawler, an OC-3. It's equipped with the Anderson, double-cylinder blade and the Carco, engine-driven winch. More than a decade ago, I completely … [Read more...]

Filtering Out the Fretting: Thanks, Daimler

• By John F. Chisholm • April 27, 2015 — How's this for spring? Sure, I've heard of April showers. This year it's April deluges. Continuous deluges at that. It's rained every day for the past week … [Read more...]

Just Call Me Stupid

• By John F. Chisholm • Learning that I'm stupid is a reoccurring experience. I wish that it weren't true. But, being strictly honest, it is. My latest reassurance came yesterday. Sometime in … [Read more...]

The Greatest Impact

In memory of Dorcas VanSchaick, 1925 - 2014 • By John F. Chisholm • November 4, 2014 — My mother's older sister, Dorcas, died this past Monday. My mother predeceased her. Dorcas represented the … [Read more...]