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And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” Genesis 1:20

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When does a calf become a cow? is a question often asked by kids and city people.

Teachers did not have much of a problem with discipline at the Oak Grove School that I attended from 1948-1956. There were no big city temptat…

I gave a collection of “Gunsmoke” TV show DVDs to a friend going through a rough patch. A rough patch is how I describe things I don’t want to…

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Whenever I see an auction ad in a newspaper that begins “Spring Farm Equipment Sale”, I still feel eager anticipation. Inevitably, my thoughts…

Winter found Dad and the Scheckel boys in the woods in the 1940s and 1950s on our 238-acre Oak Grove Ridge farm outside of Seneca in the heart…

The latest controversy we are hearing about across the USA is the pandemic crisis; should we get the shot or shouldn’t we? The newest ailment …

When I was 10 years old, I was having some trouble socializing and getting along with my brothers and sisters. Mom and Dad had their hands ful…

The Northern Pineries and the resulting lumber businesses played a big part in the founding of pioneer farms in Wisconsin.

Look closely at the 1915 photograph: Father, Mathias Scheckel, and his wife Catherine, surrounded by their 16 children. All became farmers or …