This woman simply has one of the best blogs around.
I first started chatting with Bean back in the late Nineties on a discussion forum named Abuzz, which was run by the New York Times. When they pulled the plug on it, most of the membership (that wasn't trolls) migrated over to another site I won't name (since they don't reciprocate linkage).
Bean finally got tired of the moderated thing and started blogging. The rest is history, as they say.
Prairie Weather belongs in your bookmarks.