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Flags

Flags fly this week as we celebrate American independence. Writer and farmer Justin Isherwood tells us about the flags he raises above his Wisconsin farm.

Justin Isherwood is a writer and farmer in Central Wisconsin.  

Photo: contemplative imaging

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Sleeping on the Edge of Heaven

Warmer days allow for all kinds of adventures outdoors. Writer Justin Isherwood tells us about the wondrous perspective found on the barn roof.

Justin Isherwood is a writer and farmer in Central Wisconsin.  

Photo: Wisconsin Historical Images 

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Trout Christmas

Many of us have particular rituals that make Christmas feel complete. Justin Isherwood’s farm family marked the day with a trip to the trout stream.

Justin Isherwood is a farmer in Central Wisconsin. 

Photo: Eric Fink

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Myths of the Cornfield

A field of corn waving in the wind is a familiar summer sight. Writer and farmer Justin Isherwood tells us about the myths of the cornfield.

Justin Isherwood is a writer and farmer in Central Wisconsin.  

Photo: theresa b

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Spring Planting:

Spring is planting time for gardeners and farmers. Writer and farmer Justin Isherwood shares his reflection on the ancient art and annual practice of planting.

Justin Isherwood is a writer and farmer in central Wisconsin. 

Photo skylarprimm

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Grace of Snow:

Snow in the forecast is unwelcome news to some, but for others – reason to celebrate. School kids look forward to snow. And so does commentator Justin Isherwood.

Justin Isherwood is a 5th-generation farmer and an award-winning writer. His most recent book is called Pulse: A Farmer’s Take on the Universe. He lives in Plover.

Photo by JJSchad.

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Christmas Peanuts:

Some Christmas gifts linger in the memory longer than others. Commentator Justin Isherwood recalls an old-fashioned Christmas gift.

Justin Isherwood is a fifth-generation farmer and the author of Pulse: A Farmer’s Take on the Universe. He lives in Plover.

Photo by Ayo Richardson.

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Burning Birch:

Temperatures are dropping in northern and central Wisconsin, and that’s got commentator Justin Isherwood thinking about his woodpile, and the joy of burning birch.

Justin Isherwood is a writer and a fifth-generation farmer. His most recent book is called "Pulse: A Farmer’s Take on the Universe." He lives in Plover, WI.

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Sugaring Season:

March is sugaring season in Wisconsin. When the liquid gold of nature starts flowing from the state’s maple trees, it’s a sure sign that spring is on its way. Commentator Justin Isherwood comes from a long line of tappers and today he reflects on a favorite March ritual.

Justin Isherwood is a fifth-generation farmer and an award-winning writer. His most recent book is Pulse: A Farmer’s Take on the Universe.

Photo by ButterflySha.

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