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First off, a special thanks to Bill and Marla Adams from Dodge Center, who sent me some lovely stories about geese in response to my last column. It is always nice to hear about braver souls than I, … more
The other night I walked outside and smelled spring in the air. It was actually the odor of a cow manure lagoon being pumped out, but on the farm that can be synonymous. It brought back memories of … more
Exercise is widely considered to be the answer for weight loss, heart disease and diabetes prevention and overall health. When the topic of cancer comes up, exercise is not usually mentioned as a … more
The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Research has repeatedly shown … more
This is a picture of my dad from 1984. I grew up with horses, but my dad did not like them very much. As a young kid he would take me to look at horses. He would wait while I rode them. And he would … more
There is nothing I fear more on this earth than geese… well maybe snakes, but geese are the more intimate threat. Because here in Minnesota geese are everywhere. Geese are at the park, in the … more
We live a short distance from Erin, Tennessee. This is a small town established in the mid 1800’s by Irish immigrants. In the 1840’s the Irish potato blight had destroyed the main food source on … more
No matter when Easter Sunday falls in the year there is one constand that we here in Minnesota can nearly always rely on, and that is that there will probably be either snow or mud. As a child I … more
Lose Weight this Way Lose weight for your health. Covid-19 infection effects people with co-morbidities more so than people without. Co-morbidities are underlying illnesses or diseases that a … more
Vitamin D supplements, as reported on in the National Library of Medicine and the Reviews of Endocrine Metabolic Disorders journal, can cut the risk of death from covid-19 by 51% and reduce risk of … more
Seasons in Minnesota, and the rest of the Midwest, and wild. You’ve got Per-Witner, WInter, False Spring, Second Winter, maybe Spring, construction season- also known as Summer, and Fall. False … more
Dyers Creek. I drive past it quite often near our place in Tennessee. We have went kayaking up and down it numerous times. It is very quiet in the evenings and we enjoy the cranes that hunt for fish … more
DECORAH, Iowa— A Mazeppa resident has been named to the 2022 fall semester Dean’s List at Luther College. Cole Peters, senior of Mazeppa Luther College's Fall 2022 Dean's List includes … more
Living on a family farm means you have a collection of items that can be much older than yourself. Last summer my wife had one of her interior decorator friends do her magic on our newly remodeled … more
Recently the Twin Cities got slammed by a ton of powder snow fall; while I was at work in the office. It was not snowing when I left home but started after I got there. Because of the snow a lot … more
Over the past two years (2021 and 2022), more than 1,650 professional and amateur athletes have collapsed due to a cardiac event and 1,148 of them were fatal. Recently, Buffalo Bills football player … more
It started out with the big stainless steel refrigerator in the farm house in Minnesota this summer. It was huge and over ten years old. I remember I had to remove the doors to get it in the house. … more
Are you worried about getting wrinkles or sagging skin? Are your joints achy and sore? If so, it’s time to look into collagen. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein. Its job is to hold … more
When my sister and I were young children our parents use to do that thing parents do where they tell the kids it's New Years and put you to bed before midnight, but it's really just New Year’s in … more
Not all but many holidays over the course of my childhood are marked with some kind of minor disaster. Like the Thanksgiving table fire, or the Christmas Eve were my sister and I accidentally did a … more
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