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Red-Eyed Boy Band

Posted on: May 20, 2021

The last time we saw Brood X cicadas was the summer of 2004. Phew! 17 years was a long time ago. So much has happened in these past 17 years. A literal lifetime for many. In the summer of 2004, I was a 31-year-old mother...

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Virtually Everything

Posted on: March 10, 2021

  This month’s blog has not come easily. As I sit here trying to articulate my thoughts my eyes wander to the calendar and I realize what I already knew but what has become an unpleasant reality. We are almost a year to the day...

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Outstanding In His Field

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Joe Proskine Last month, I wrote a piece entitled, “Losing A Friend.” It was a tribute to a stately oak in one of our fields that lost its fight against a lightning strike. Little could I have known when I wrote that piece last month...

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Customer Spotlight: Schumacher Companies

Posted on: December 21, 2020

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT SCHUMACHER COMPANIES Pictured Above: David Schumacher (left) and Jennifer Schumacher Harper (right) 1. What is your name and what locations/markets do you primarily conduct business in? My name is Jennifer Harper and I am the Purchasing Manager for my family's business; Schumacher Companies....

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Hang In There

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Hang in There “If you feel like you’re losing everything, Remember that trees lose their leaves every year And they still stand tall and wait for better things to come.” -Unknown Well now, if that isn’t a poignant and relevant quote for these times, I...

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Dear Grandma

Posted on: May 1, 2020

By Ashley Miles, Ruppert Nurseries What a world that we are living in today. Businesses are closed, schools have been delayed until further notice, millions of people are unemployed, we are staying at home and the streets are quiet. The busy, social lives that we...

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Out on a Limb

Posted on: February 11, 2020

By Ronda Roemmelt Sneider, Ruppert Nurseries Trying new things can often times be scary. Uncharted territories can make us vulnerable. They can make a person who might seem endlessly confident ill at ease, uncomfortable in his or her own skin. The older we get, the...

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Tempus Fugit

Posted on: December 6, 2019

By Ronda Roemmelt Sneider, Ruppert Nurseries Someone once told me that the days are long but the years are short. As the mother of a high school senior, I am living these words right now. I don’t know who is more anxious for the mail...

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Trial and Error

Posted on: August 20, 2019

By Ronda Roemmelt Sneider, Ruppert Nurseries Legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant once said, ‘When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it and don’t repeat it.” I sure have made a bunch...

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Don’t Eat That!

Posted on: April 9, 2019

Everyone has some particular food item(s) that they just loathe to eat.  I would not consider myself a picky eater but I do not and will not eat hard boiled eggs and also most types of beans. (I will not eat them in a jar,...

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