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Winter interest. . . again
Not meaning to beat a dead horse, here--if you read my blog regularly you might be thinking, "Really? Is she going to go on some more about winter interest in gardens in Minnesota?" Andyes, I am. But...
2/28/14 at 7:36 AM
Winter Olympics Who Cares
Did the Winter Olympics start? Are the Winter Olympics over? Now I know that is a bit much but to be quite honest I really had very little interest in watching the Winter Olympics this year. They were...
2/27/14 at 2:23 AM Why did God invent Snow? 10/17/12 at 8:07 AM
Propane Shortage? What Now?
Propane. Doh, pain. The freshly appointed Great American Propane Epidemic of 2014 has been a reoccurring theme in counseling sessions over the past 2 weeks. Since our winter days and nights arent show...
2/17/14 at 10:33 AM
What stops you from being healthy?
TV news anchors announced that a higher percentage of Minnesotans watched the Olympics' opening weekend than in any other US state. From our warm living room, with yet another sub zero night outside...
2/11/14 at 12:26 PM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave...
2/7/14 at 8:00 AM Rural Reflections Radio 1/17/14 at 5:40 AM
The Cold 1/11/14 at 7:52 AM
faith & family fridays: olympics charm - a man and a woman
After watching a little bit of the Olympics with my family last night, I decided I needed to get my own body moving and go work out. My gym bag was all packed so off I went into the night, knowing I'd...
2/7/14 at 12:04 AM meaningful mondays: bursting with cold 1/27/14 at 12:07 AM
memorable mondays: kitty tulips on the day after 1/13/14 at 12:04 AM
The Long Winter
Too many cold days. Too many snow days. The book that Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote called "The Long Winter" was indeed a cautionary tale. Let's face it, we are all going a little stir crazy! We start ...
1/24/14 at 8:14 AM
Looking for aurora tonight? Check out the Winter Hexagon + 2
Update 9 a.m. Jan. 10: The blast of particles from the solar flare in big sunspot group 1944 was much weaker than expected. Some of it slid by Earth yesterday afternoon but only fired up auroras in ...
1/9/14 at 3:01 PM Winter solstice offers hope in our darkest hour 12/20/13 at 11:58 AM
You absolutely must see the Winter Hexagon tonight 1/17/13 at 11:11 AM
I really respect our veterinarian and how much they care for the well-being of our dog as well as educating us to better take care of him. We have a dog named Dudley and he is a cavachon. He can be...
12/10/13 at 7:25 PM
Vegetable Tortellini Soup
This is by far my favorite soup recipe. It's quick and easy to make and is delicious as leftovers! Vegetable Tortellini Soup Serves 6 (1 cup each) All you need: 3 medium carrots, chopped 1 large ...
11/6/13 at 2:41 PM Food Safety in a Power Outage 4/11/13 at 10:06 AM
For those of us in the Midwest, specifically North Dakota and Minnesota, this week has been hard. After a few weeks of mild temperatures that lulled us into thinking that winter had finally left us, o...
3/21/13 at 6:00 AM We are Like the Weather 3/20/13 at 6:03 AM
A Coat, Boots, and a Grown Up 2/11/13 at 8:15 AM
Winter Driving, Prepare
Do you have an emergency car or winter storm kit? These make great gifts for family and friends. This kit should include the following: blanket or sleeping bag coffee can with a cover for emergency...
3/10/13 at 6:54 AM Black Ice Fall Can Be Very Dangerous 11/23/10 at 6:53 AM
Winter in Duluth, MN, May 7th, 2010 5/7/10 at 1:27 PM
Pacific Rim Grilled Steak
I love to grill in the Winter. It makes me feel like I am defying mother nature. Every Fall we move the gargantuan gas grill up four steps so it can be closer to the patio door. At least once a week, ...
1/21/13 at 6:36 PM
Keep Getting Fat Loss Results This Winter - Four Simple Tips
If you are like most, the time change and cold weather messes up your routine. It gets darker earlier, the days are shorter, your instinct is to go home and cozy up on the couch. The winter in the Upp...
11/8/12 at 11:07 AM
thoughts on a mild winter
it's been a pretty easy winter... I'm keeping up with clean water changes every morning - my hens use an electric dog bowl heater to keep the ice from taking over during our Minnesota cold snaps. Sin...
2/15/12 at 6:50 PM