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Thanksgiving on the combine
In my days as a farm kid, I fed cattle, or worked with them in some way, on every holiday during the year. On a few Thanksgivings, in years that the cattle were still in fall pasture, I used an axe to...
11/29/13 at 1:57 PM Wet falls and corn 11/13/13 at 9:49 AM
A tale of two corn fields 7/31/13 at 7:41 AM
corn and deer II
Corn harvest and deer harvest part II Heading towards the final days of the 2013 North Dakota deer hunt I will again utilize the numbers from the USDA Ag Statistics service: Last year at this time all...
11/19/13 at 5:25 AM corn harvest & deer harvest 11/13/13 at 5:06 AM
ND deer season is 24 hours old 11/9/13 at 12:02 PM
The color of summer
It was Sunday evening at the lake, warm but not too hot, and we already hada campfire burning. We still had some fresh garden veggies that we hadn't eaten, including a huge purple cabbage that TM got ...
8/13/13 at 7:25 AM Homemade corn tortilla chips 3/10/13 at 7:59 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave May 2013...
5/30/13 at 8:34 AM Farm Update 9/1/12 at 6:20 AM
Corn burning made easy 2/10/11 at 11:29 PM
Corn and Sausage Chowder
Last weekend I was looking for a good way to use up some potatoes and corn. I came across a recipe for corn chowder that included Italian sausage--I thought that sounded interesting, so I decided to g...
1/25/13 at 7:42 AM More veggies! 9/17/12 at 9:19 AM
CSA Soup 9/14/12 at 7:39 AM
Is There An Easy Solution To Your Growing Waistline?
Obesity: a rising epidemic in American culture. But what is the solution? Diet and exercise clearly come to mind as well as possible surgery in some cases, but if you could take a prescription to help...
12/7/12 at 4:31 PM
Quinoa Chowder with Sweet Corn
It's no secret that diets high in whole grains are healthy. One reason is because of their high fiber content, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. One of the shortcomings of ...
11/17/12 at 1:20 PM Chipotle Corn Casserole with Tofu and Soymilk 11/3/12 at 2:45 PM
Native American Nosh 4/16/12 at 1:53 PM
Taking the pumpkins to the patch
Since we are in full swing in the fall season and only a couple of weeks until Halloween, we grabbed our pumpkins last week and headed to the patch, that is Nelsons Pumpkin Patch, which is only about ...
10/17/12 at 11:21 AM Party in the garden 8/2/11 at 9:26 AM
The Politics of Pinching Peaches
Generally, the produce department of a grocery store is a quiet place. Pinching peaches, while it is a dreadful practice, doesn't result in sounds from the peaches. I imagine, however, that the peopl...
8/2/12 at 1:32 PM
Mini Corn Dog Muffins
These bite (or two) sized delights are baked in a mini muffin pan and are sure to please the palates of both the young and old. They also go great with your favorite frosty mug of ice cold "milk"! &n...
4/21/12 at 5:52 PM Roasted Corn Guacamole 1/24/12 at 8:48 AM
White Chocolate Corn Puffs 11/12/11 at 3:53 PM
Legislative notebook: Ag interests debate ethanol, isobutanol
A new way to turn corn into fuel prompted a Thursday debate about giving ethanol a continued priority in state law. Representatives of the Luverne, Minn., Agri-Energy plant owned by Colorado-based ...
3/15/12 at 8:55 PM Ethanol backers like 15% ruling, but want more 10/13/10 at 12:49 PM
Is the potato a major contributor to the American obesity epidemic? The United States Department of Agriculture seems to think it is, and is taking steps to almost completely eliminate it from the na...
9/27/11 at 7:35 PM
Cat in the Hat
According to a silly little internet quiz, the Dr. Seuss character I most resemble is the Cat in the Hat. Honestly, I'm just glad I'm not one of those horrible sneetches. In other ...
7/20/10 at 10:25 AM