Why I’m So Thankful for This Ugly, Old Sweatshirt

November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Community, Features, People, Women Health Wellness|Tags: |

By Melanie Eberhardt I still don’t know why she gave me this sweatshirt. I’d seen her wear it a number of times but don’t recall ever making a comment about it. We had spent the afternoon in front of her wood burning stove watching old black and white movies and sipping hot tea with honey. It [...]

I LOVE my horse. I HATE math. When Worlds Collide!

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Features, Fun, Management, Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I was born loving horses but math has never been my friend. I just don’t get it, never did, ergo I hate math. Initially I held my own against math – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – got it! Then in fifth grade I was introduced to fractions and that’s where math [...]

Five Acres a Day

September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Features, Opinion|Tags: , , |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt I’ve been thinking about my Grandpa today. Born just after the turn of the last century, he was a farmer. He never owned a farm, he was a tenant farmer. Horses weren’t for leisure, they were tools. Grandpa worked with other laborers tending to several farms owned by a wealthy, [...]

The World’s Oldest Horse Joke

May 18th, 2016|Categories: Art & Culture, Blog, Features|Tags: |

Written by Melanie Eberhardt My family has lived in Ohio for many generations. During the height of the Homestead Act,  my great, great grandparents moved to Nebraska.  It was on these beautiful plains that my great, grandfather, Harlan Smith, was born in 1886. It was the era of the horse. Horses were an integral part of [...]