Category Archives: food

MINNESOTA LIFE SCIENCE 101

You can bet you’re in Minnesota when the annual edition of the Adult Education Class schedule begins with the following first choice under the Food Category – “Follow the Bone – Deer Cutting.” Furthermore, it promises the basic skills of … Continue reading

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THE “CITIES”

This past weekend we went to my cousin Marlene son’s wedding in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.               Congratulations Ann and Cort! I sat next to Ellie, the Flower Girl – – A wonderful party! A trek to the … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SONG

When I asked Cal how much longer he thought we could extend the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Fergus Falls, he optimistically ventured a guess about the first of October, but realistically cited the middle of September for the first frost. … Continue reading

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BOSSY PANTS

  What is up with these Minnesotans? Oh, there’s “Minnesota Nice” – and that particular nomenclature couldn’t be closer to the truth. Hospitality and courtesy abounds in this state. The artistic life is not only alive and well, but exceptional. … Continue reading

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SCHLUMPING BALES: AN UPDATE

When I first reported enthusiastically on the experimental fun of gardening in straw bales, I promised an update. To recap, it is a process created by a Minnesota horticulturalist, Joel Karsten who was the keynote speaker this year at the … Continue reading

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RAINY DAY SESSION

  Why do I find it so hard to just relax? I like nothing better than sprawling upon my hammock, letting the momentum of the tree-to-tree dynamics swing me gently back and forth. Or curling up in the coziest chair, … Continue reading

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FAIRY FOREST?

  This week’s report on the straw bale gardening, went from being enchanted by the first touch of mushrooms erupting like magic – –         to being slightly horrified at the preponderance of fungi which far outweighed the actual vegetables under … Continue reading

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BIRD BONANZA

  This was a very good week. After consulting the on-line hummingbird migration charts one month ago, I noted that they were on their way! Hurrah! I ferreted out the feeders from the jumble in the garage and soaked and … Continue reading

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MUSKRAT LOVE

  Muskrat, muskrat candlelight Doin’ the town and doin’ it right In the evenin’, it’s pretty pleasin’   Muskrat Susie, muskrat Sam Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land And they shimmy, and Sammy’s so skinny   And they whirled … Continue reading

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WEATHERWISE

Who is that crazy lady running about her yard, shrieking for her husband to quick, come outside and look, snapping pictures at the sky, north, west, south and east? Oh yes, that’s me. I guess I’m a weather freak now.  … Continue reading

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