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It’s apple harvest season with community festivals celebrating the fruit and many commercial orchards open for picking and family fun.

I’ve always been fascinated with bridges, ever since as a youngster our family drove across the Mackinac Bridge for the first time.

No doubt many older folks are sometimes asked by their grandchildren what was their favorite fast food. Of course, the grandparents did not ha…

Continuing from last week, the Scheckel boys had plenty of wildlife all around them growing up. But every now and then there was still a surpr…

Wildlife on a farm? Yes, indeed. Not the exotic jungle animals of Africa or those of a zoo, but plenty of creatures to interest the nine Schec…

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…