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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Where does the charcoal for your barbecue come from?

As the weather turns cooler, my urgency to sneak in a couple more grilled meals increased. Our son has one of those “new-fangled” Big Green Eggs (technically a type of kamado stove — an ancient design from...

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Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Why aquaponics is a big deal

If you could grow food year-round, put both protein and veggies on your plate, grow crops 95 percent more water-efficient than growing in soil, require no chemical fertilizers, have veggies ready to eat between six to eight...

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What’s up with those huge hay rolls out in the fields?

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

What’s up with those huge hay rolls out in the fields?

During our recent trip back to the Land of Lakes, the windshield time was just as relaxing and fulfilling as the actual destination. We usually fly back to visit our son and his family, arriving in the...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

With windmills, what’s old is new again

As promised, today’s column is a continuation of last week, where I told you about our adventure of coming across a large collection of operating windmills at a beautiful rural property in southwest Minnesota. While my wife...

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

The windmill is alive and well

There they were — a surprise in motion that caught my eye off to the right as we headed northeast into Minnesota out of South Dakota. We were probably an hour into the land of many lakes,...

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Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Sunflowers as far as the eye can see

At first we could only see large patches of yellow, covering acres of fields, in the distance. As we approached, we realized that we were looking at expanses of sunflowers under cultivation. Depending on the direction the...

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Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Secrets of the praying mantis

There is something so endearing, for many of us, about watching a praying mantis do its thing. This time of year, they are easy to spot, even when their coloration approximates what they are crawling on. That’s...

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Common ground along the Great Divide

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Common ground along the Great Divide

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been on a cross-country road trip to visit our kids in southwestern Minnesota. Our route took us halfway across the bottom edge of Wyoming before we headed north and meandered...

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Lilac — something old, something new to Utah newcomers

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Lilac — something old, something new to Utah newcomers

My friend Rick gave us a great gift this last week. Rick is one of the members of the organizational committee that puts on the Master Gardener Garden Tour with us every year. He’s an avid gardener,...

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Funny-sounding stonecrop is both beautiful and durable

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Funny-sounding stonecrop is both beautiful and durable

Stonecrop? Sounds like something other than the great addition to your garden spaces that it is. Stonecrop is readily available, comes in a variety of shapes and bloom colors, and is extremely durable. It stands up under...

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