Lynn Blomstrand

Mother's Day with Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen

An excerpt (used with permission) from Amy’s memoir, Give a Girl a Knife: You can generally tell how a woman was raised by the way she wipes down a countertop. Some mothers of my generation shooed their daughters out of the kitchen in hopes that they’d never have to toil in it and gave them little …

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Who Will Grow Our Food?

The frost-encrusted grass crunched underfoot this morning as I went out to open the chicken coop. Hearty birds, they immediately ran around, pecking for insects. My cattle weren’t quite as content. They bellowed, demanding to be moved to fresh grass. “Just hold on,” I hollered as I approached their pasture gate.