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    Bill-paying and love can be hard to keep mixed

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on February 20, 2015

    Bill-paying and love, like oil and water, can sometimes be incompatible ingredients – tough to keep mixed. And more agitation isn't the answer. Here's the Reskovacs' conversation on it: Sheilah: Mike is one of my biggest frustrations when it comes to paying the bills and keeping track of all the farm paperwork. He takes a check out of the checkbook without writing how much or what it was for. $100? $1,000? Big difference! Mike: Okay. I’m guilty. I’m usually in a…

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    Talked 'farming' as a career to grade-schoolers

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on January 19, 2015

    Mike: A couple weeks back, I had an opportunity to do something I had never done before. My sister, an elementary school teacher, asked if I would come on behalf of my niece, who attends the same school, to speak to the students for career day. Sheilah: What grades are you going to be talking to? Mike: All of them – Kindergarten through 6th grade. Sheilah: What’s your plan? Mike: Plan? Sheilah: Oh boy! You have to have an idea on what you’re going to say. You can’t…

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    Why Be A Nurse When You're A Farmer

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on December 26, 2014

    Mike: Sheilah now has only one more semester of nursing classes to become a nurse. She clearly has the heart for it. Sheilah: People are always asking why I want to be a nurse when I love the outdoors and farming so much. I don’t always have an answer. There are days I don’t know myself. Then there are days when I know it’s what God wants me to do – days like when I saw the flower. It started off as a typical clinical day – driving to the hospital, meeting my…

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    Married 2 Years; Still Learning

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on November 29, 2014

    We’ve learned a lot – how to work through our differences, what makes each other tick and how to conquer our problems together. And yes, we're still learning. We often look at each other with that “deer-in-the-headlights" look when one says something the other has no clue about. We grew up only two hours from each other. Yet, there are more differences than you'd think in the phrases and words we say and the things we know and do. It's more than a…

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    Harvest Has Its Perils For Young Farmers

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on October 24, 2014

    Last year [as fairly new newlyweds], we spent a lot of time together – mainly in the combine cab. This year, we're hardly seeing each other, which isn’t always a bad thing. Mike: Time is a quality and quantity issue this fall. We don’t get to see a lot of each other. Last year, Sheilah would bring me meals to the field, and I'd help her study. This fall, she has class or clinical every day for most of the day. When she doesn’t have class, she stays at the…

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    A Harvest That's So Sweet!

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on July 7, 2014

    We plant a small garden for our use and a sweet corn patch shared with neighbors. It’s a miracle to watch those seeds turn into mature producing plants. What’s even better is knowing what to do with the food we grow. Mike: Last year, Sheilah froze a bunch of green beans and sweet corn. I have to admit I was amazed. I knew there were people out there that preserved their own vegetables for later use, but it never occurred to me that my new wife was one of them. That woman is full…

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    Being A Farmer's Wife Isn't Easy

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on May 27, 2014

    Growing up, I watched my parents as they supported each other through the years – through the droughts, and rains and threat of late spring frosts. I learned a lot from them, about how to deal with the stress of whatever season we were in. Now that I’m grown, I take all of those lessons and memories from my childhood and apply them to my marriage. I can’t say I have a favorite season. All of them have perks I'm fond of. However, there's just something about spring…

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    Savor The Crazy Spring Despite The Planter Dust

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on April 14, 2014

    To us, spring is when the earth looks bright, new and fresh. The season has always reminded us of God’s love with the new beginning of a crop season. Mike: Some say spring is less stressful than harvesting. For us, planting season is way more hectic. It’s all about time – too little of it. It's the lead-off for the whole year. Our planting window is much narrower than the harvest window. Once all the equipment is ready to go and all the seed has been delivered in a…

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    An In-house Farm Tax Doer: An Extra Perk Of Married Life

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on March 13, 2014

    Back in the days before I met Sheilah, I really dreaded farm tax season. Okay, I still do, but for a different reason. I never had the best filing system. Most of my receipts ended up in the console or the floor of my pickup. What made it into the house wound up in some unmarked folder hidden a bunch of other folders. Every April – yes, April – (I'd put them off for as long as possible) rolled around, I'd search of my receipts. I'd spend uncountable hours looking for…

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    Nothing Says 'I Love You' More Than A Farm Machinery Show Trip

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on February 24, 2014

    Nothing says “I love you” like a trip to the National Farm Machinery Show. But piles of work had to be moved first. So about 11 p.m. on February 13, we (being Sheilah’s sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew) piled into a big old Toyota Sequoia and headed out for Louisville, Ky. Mike: As if I don’t have enough to do, I started to plow snow for the township on an “as needed basis". Sheilah: As needed, my big left toe! More like every day this winter! Mike…

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