Jessie Veeder, Coming Home columnist

Jessie Veeder

"Coming Home" columnist

Jessie Veeder is a musician and writer living with her husband and daughters on a ranch near Watford City, N.D. She blogs at https://veederranch.com. Readers can reach her at jessieveeder@gmail.com.

Seeing Edie's excitement over her upcoming birthday party caused columnist Jessie Veeder to remember a few big events of her own.
Columnist Jessie Veeder writes about letting her daughters stay home to "help" take calves to the sale barn.
Grab your tissues. This week columnist Jessie Veeder shares a piece she wrote in the third grade about her horse Rindy.
"I wish I could tell her that war is like witches and dragons and ogres, dark fiction made up to give us the spooks. But I can’t. And if I’m being honest, I’m scared too when I look out at the world and see its darkness, understanding there are so many things out of our control," columnist Jessie Veeder writes.
Columnist Jessie Veeder writes about how sharing hobbies and interests with your kids is a great way to bond.
"Think about it for a minute," writes columnist Jessie Veeder. "When was the last time you stood in line for something, maybe the grocery store aisle or the post office and just stood there? No digging your phone out of your pocket to scroll the latest updates on social media or the news feed custom made for your specific brand of dread and drama?"
Columnist Jessie Veeder writes this week about making the most of warm, fall days. She writes, "I can’t help but think that autumn is like the nice friend who slowly walks over to your lunch table with the news that your boyfriend doesn’t want to go out with you anymore. And my boyfriend is summer."
Columnist Jessie Veeder writes that life is harder with kids, but that's how it's supposed to be.
Columnist Jessie Veeder reflects on having to take a backseat to her family's pack of dogs. "Why?" she asks. "Because heaven absolutely forbid, we ask the dog to move. Nope. No one say a thing about it."
"Coming Home" columnist Jessie Veeder writes about an abandoned farmstead that used to sit on her family's land near Watford City. She writes, "It's not so uncommon around here for a family to purchase land from neighbors or inherit an old family homestead, so there aren't many farmsteads around these parts that didn't come with an old structure lingering on the property, providing ranch kids with plenty of bedtime ghost story material."