Author: Jane Lukens

Spring in GriggsDakota

Spring in North Dakota doesn’t turn green in a hurry. Can you spot a whitetail deer in the above photo? It takes an eagle eye, but there is one running for the trees in fear.The whitetail deer is fleeing across the field to the shelter belt. Her colori…

Spring in GriggsDakota

Spring in North Dakota doesn’t turn green in a hurry. Can you spot a whitetail deer in the above photo? It takes an eagle eye, but there is one running for the trees in fear.The whitetail deer is fleeing across the field to the shelter belt. Her colori…

Valiant March

Before we get started with today’s blogpost, let me say that I have missed writing a daily blog post. After running the Farmer Fred Awards in January and February, I found I simply had nothing to share. I attempted, but I could not turn out posts worth…

Valiant March

Before we get started with today’s blogpost, let me say that I have missed writing a daily blog post. After running the Farmer Fred Awards in January and February, I found I simply had nothing to share. I attempted, but I could not turn out posts worth…

Time to make Starter Pots

March is a month of optimism. We have experienced more Winter days than we have left to face this season. Farmer Fred had been putting plans in place for the season ahead. With commodity prices down and margins narrow, penciling in a profit for the com…

Time to make Starter Pots

March is a month of optimism. We have experienced more Winter days than we have left to face this season. Farmer Fred had been putting plans in place for the season ahead. With commodity prices down and margins narrow, penciling in a profit for the com…

The Crossroads of Winter: More or Less

There are no photographs of crossroads in this post. It is meant to be a metaphor. Our days have been dawning with subzero temperatures. The sun shines through the day just enough to allow the air temperature to rise above zero. Too quickly, the sun se…

The Crossroads of Winter: More or Less

There are no photographs of crossroads in this post. It is meant to be a metaphor. Our days have been dawning with subzero temperatures. The sun shines through the day just enough to allow the air temperature to rise above zero. Too quickly, the sun se…

Through the Window: Woodpeckers

Late February has brought long cold days. The sun stays with us for hours longer than it did in the dark days of December, and it is even possible to feel a bit of warmth when in its direct glow. However, it is still clearly Winter around here. I have …

Through the Window: Woodpeckers

Late February has brought long cold days. The sun stays with us for hours longer than it did in the dark days of December, and it is even possible to feel a bit of warmth when in its direct glow. However, it is still clearly Winter around here. I have …