Flat of strawberries from the Wohletz Farm

While the winters here in the middle of the US are harsh, once the snow melts we are able to take advantage of the most amazing fruits, veggies, artisan cheeses, and farm-fresh eggs. We have frequented The Berry Patch for many years, but we’ve never pursued “u-pick” strawberries because we grow strawberries in our backyard […]

Between triple digit temperatures and no rain, this summer has been a hot, crispy one here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.  I love taking photos outside and found it difficult to get out as often in the extreme heat this month.  Fortunately I got to spend a few days in both Toronto and Dallas (where it was surprisingly cooler than […]

My youngest daughter’s summer school/camp program is closed this week for the Fourth of July holiday.  The Montessori school was looking for volunteers to help care for the pig, rabbits, roosters, and hens that live on the property.  Since we had company coming to us and would be in town, we volunteered.  It’s been a […]

I can’t believe I’m halfway through my 365 +1 Project (thank you Leap Year)!  While I continue to learn from amazing photographers from around the world every day, I’ve also learned that… …I really want to visit Norway.  And Oregon, Jasper National Park, and New Zealand. …while Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA has its own advantages, I miss being closer […]

It’s not hard to understand why family farms continue to disappear across America.  It’s hard work, REALLY hard work, and it’s ridiculously expensive to get started.  One of the only ways that folks seem to be making it in farming today is when family farms are passed down from generation to generation.  But even then, […]

I can appreciate the love Claude Monet had for hay stacks.  Beneath a clear, blue sky, a scene with haystacks is sure to include the most beautiful colors of blue, gold, and green that Mother Nature can produce along with a sense of peace and tranquility that goes with the world outside of the hustle […]

As a child, I was more accustomed to seeing windmills that look liked like this post from fellow photoblogger Joanna.  Below is one of the windmills found Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA. You Might Also Enjoy: Growing Under an Amazing Sky Field of Greed