Month: April 2015

Daily Farmer April 30, 2015

Barley in the Field  This Spring reminds me of October. The snow was gone before April started, and the days have been cool and dry. There have been strong winds blowing most of the time, both day and… Read More! Daily…

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Barley in the Field

 This Spring reminds me of October. The snow was gone before April started, and the days have been cool and dry. There have been strong winds blowing most of the time, both day and night.  Nothing has greened up very much and when t…

Barley in the Field

 This Spring reminds me of October. The snow was gone before April started, and the days have been cool and dry. There have been strong winds blowing most of the time, both day and night.  Nothing has greened up very much and when t…

Daily Farmer April 29, 2015

Tuesday’s Tales: The Great Escape It was a lovely, unseasonably warm, early April Saturday night. There was extra family in from town, and plans were made to go to dinner at our local steakhouse, about 13 miles away, because what…

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Visited By Tundra Swans

A welcome sign of Spring is the bird migration through GriggsDakota.   Swans remind me of the children’s story about “The Ugly Duckling.” They will not stay here to raise their ugly ducklings into beautiful swans. They are wary in the semi da…

Visited By Tundra Swans

A welcome sign of Spring is the bird migration through GriggsDakota.   Swans remind me of the children’s story about “The Ugly Duckling.” They will not stay here to raise their ugly ducklings into beautiful swans. They are wary in the semi da…

Tuesday’s Tales: The Great Escape

It was a lovely, unseasonably warm, early April Saturday night. There was extra family in from town, and plans were made to go to dinner at our local steakhouse, about 13 miles away, because what do ranchers eat when they’re not eating their own steak? Steak. I’d spent the day doing various chores, doctoring a […]

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Daily Farmer April 28, 2015

Quiet Evenings Four years ago tonight it was dark. Scary dark. Quiet. Four years ago today ordinary people became ordinary heroes, and not so ordinary heroes. Four years ago today a barrage of tornadoes hit Alabama… Read More! The landscape…

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Quiet Evenings

Four years ago tonight it was dark. Scary dark. Quiet. Four years ago today ordinary people became ordinary heroes, and not so ordinary heroes. Four years ago today a barrage of tornadoes hit Alabama that changed the very landscape. I grew up in the country – so dark isn’t new. Dark where you step off […]

The landscape is always changing

Every Monday we invite our daughter Kirsti to post from her home in Western North Dakota’s oil patch.People like to discuss how the oil industry changes the landscape here in western North Dakota. I prefer to discuss how the landscape changes despite t…