Author Archives: Sonja Duerre Stromswold

Slow Spring is Breaking

Spring has been slow in breaking this year. The surest sign it will truly come, to me, is a sunny daffodil bursting forth from the cold ground. This single intrepid blossom assures me spring is going to explode soon! Advertisements

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‘Tis the season of waiting. Waiting for leaves to burst forth. Waiting for for the daffodils and squills to brighten dreary spring days.   Waiting to meander up the river, away from cell phone service, questions, and answers. Waiting for … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I love writing this blog. You wouldn’t know it. It has been more than six months since I last posted here. Not that I haven’t tried. But I haven’t taken good photographs (or any for that matter!) And without pictures, … Continue reading

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

It was a day of rest today. A day we should be sleeping in, going to church, spending time with family. But, like farmers, we make hay when the sun shines. Or in our case, cover greenhouses when there is … Continue reading

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Double Header

  Two weekends in a row of fun, friends and family! How lucky am I?!? It was a weekend of learning…… Learning to build a swing from rope and firewood. Learning to build a fire. Fishing was good. If you … Continue reading

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Horses and Their Riders

  This is what it is all about! Last weekend we hosted our seventh (we think!) Kevin Vesey Equine Center horsemanship clinic. And it was the best yet!   Some of our riders are pretty serious about their horsemanship.   … Continue reading

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Counting my Blessings

I’ve been told I have a poor concept of time. It’s true. I am lousy at time management. There are only 24 hours in a day. Always have been. Always will be. Yet, I seem to think I can get … Continue reading

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Four-legged Fun!

Last weekend was the best! The QCS Ranch hosted the annual fall Kevin Vesey Equine Clinic. Twenty-five riders ranging from six to sixty years old, along with their four-legged BFFs, walked, trotted and loped through the weekend.   We learned … Continue reading

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Happy 50th! And Happy Mother’s Day!

  Fifty years ago today Mom received her Mother’s Day baby. Nathan, which means “a gift from God”, became one of the tools God used to mold my parents into some of the most patient, forgiving, supportive parents imaginable.   I … Continue reading

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This is my official rebellion. After all the comfort food from fall and decadence of the holiday scene the food shows and lifestyle magazines take it on themselves to tell us to cut out the cream and use skim milk, … Continue reading

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