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Planting Winter Wheat for 2016

Planted 42 acres of Croplan SRW9514

winter wheat this fall.  Started with 108 bags, but had to get another 4 to finish.
I was targeting 1.2M seeds per acre.   113 more words

Rural Life

The Red-Headed Bug

The car kicked up a cloud of dust as I hurtled down the long driveway. In my rush, I turned onto the county road and traveled another half mile before I noticed the creature that furiously held on just outside my side window, some kind of small waspish fly, its bulbous eyes perched like wire-rimmed glasses on its orangey-maroon head, its tidy black veined wings tucked sleekly along the sides of its narrow black thorax. 830 more words


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Mankato photographer focuses on hands and water in new exhibit

IF I WERE TO STUDY your hands, what would I see? Would I see earth or art, youth or age, strength or weakness…

When I look at my hands, I see brown spots sprinkled across skin streaked blue with veins. 558 more words

Fennel Salad

In the course of clearing the winter weeds from the garden every spring, I always find some volunteer fennel that’s perfect for the picking.

With our summery weather this week, I decided to make a simple fennel salad with my find. 95 more words

365 Days Of Food

Dust bowl

Sustained winds of 63 kph (39 mph) today, with gusts to 150 kph (93 mph). That’s not unheard of here, but it is severe. Though it is warm and sunny, we are largely spending the day indoors—it’s just not very pleasant out there! 134 more words

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