Author: Jane Lukens

May Turns Wet and Wintery

We have passed the middle of May. If it was February in GriggsDakota we would have several feet of snow drifted into mountains.Because it is May, most of our precipitation has fallen as rain.  But this week we have snow falling.  We…

May Turns Wet and Wintery

We have passed the middle of May. If it was February in GriggsDakota we would have several feet of snow drifted into mountains.Because it is May, most of our precipitation has fallen as rain.  But this week we have snow falling.  We…

In May We Hope

May Day! May Day! It can be a distress signal or a call to celebration. In GriggsDakota it is a month of optimism.In May we expect sunny days.May is a pair of geese Hatching into a family of geese. May is when we expect the lilacs to start to…

In May We Hope

May Day! May Day! It can be a distress signal or a call to celebration. In GriggsDakota it is a month of optimism.In May we expect sunny days.May is a pair of geese Hatching into a family of geese. May is when we expect the lilacs to start to…

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…

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…

Winter Wheat Update: Guardedly Optimistic

 The landscape is still mostly brown in GriggsDakota.Follow the geese and you will find green. They always seem to be able to find the greenest Winter Wheat field.  Canola stubble is ideal for planting Winter Wheat in the Fall. The …

Winter Wheat Update: Guardedly Optimistic

 The landscape is still mostly brown in GriggsDakota.Follow the geese and you will find green. They always seem to be able to find the greenest Winter Wheat field.  Canola stubble is ideal for planting Winter Wheat in the Fall. The …