Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

The other day, a man named Scott came to fix the dishwasher in a house we lease. He was bowed in the shoulders and wore knee-high therapeutic socks. He walked slightly lopsided and breathed heavily with effort as he bent to check out the appliance. His knees hurt. His hands were swollen with neuropathic pain. Over the course…

  Do Mules Rule? Of Course! They were “the bomb” before tractors were invented. Especially for farmers who couldn’t afford farm equipment. Imagine trying to transform acres of rocky, tree-infested soil into bountiful crops without mules and their relatives. Mules STILL RULE for many farmers of today. Especially with the Amish who, shunning contemporary machinery,…

*This recipe is more than 90 years old. 1 quart potatoes, peeled and chopped 1 med. onion, chopped bacon pieces and drippings for seasoning as desired salt and pepper water cornmeal chopped green onions, optional Peel and chop about 1-quart potatoes. Cook with a medium onion, chopped. Salt and pepper to taste. Use some bacon…