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Identifying old photos

January 24, 2020

The Pioneer Museum in Hot Springs, S.D., has thousands of treasures, most of which can be identified for labeling by personal stories or research. One large collection has museum personnel baffled. It is a group...


Scientific facts vs. Internet rumors

January 17, 2020

It puzzles me why non-agrarian/city people think they can tell farmers and ranchers we have to be more “transparent” and “open” about the way we do our work. The fact is no matter what we...


Miracles of plant modifications

January 3, 2020

When many readers were growing up, did you frequently hear, “Clean your plate. There are starving children in Africa?” One man it took it upon himself to do his best to alleviate that hunger. Born...


Jumping rope

December 27, 2019

Do you remember that an hour used to seem longer than it does now? When I got to go play at a neighbor’s house for a whole hour, we packed a lot into the time....


Christmas planning

December 20, 2019

This is the time of year when we hear how hectic getting ready for Christmas is and how awful. The decorating! The shopping! The wrapping! Stress all around. Somehow the rush passes my household by....


Do your duty

December 13, 2019

Jury duty is a civic duty for which no one volunteers but when called, good citizens step up for many reasons. One is the thought that if you were the one on trial you would...


Wyoming girl makes good

December 6, 2019

Let me tell you about a book that is a gem simply because it is an uplifting and positive publication. “And the Good News Is … Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side,” by Dana...


Decisions and consequences

November 29, 2019

The old saying goes there are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happened. Those in the first group are optimists. Sometimes it’s...


Good Buy or Scam?

November 22, 2019

Christmas is coming; and the scammers are coming out in droves. There is a decided uptick in gift ideas being advertised on Facebook and other internet sites. I’ve seen many cute items and even had...


When in Rome, do as the Romans do

November 15, 2019

How do babies learn to speak their mother tongue? They are immersed in the language, of course. I am constantly reminded when watching toddlers begin to put words together. Knowing the language helps them develop,...


Daylight saving time

November 7, 2019

Did you have difficulty adjusting when the clocks were changed from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time? If you live in Arizona or Hawaii your clocks didn’t change in the spring and you didn’t...


Small world stories

November 1, 2019

“It’s a small world,” we frequently hear, even when we are not at Disneyland. Many of our small world stories revolve around the military. When my husband, Russ, spent some of his Army duty teaching...


Work planning

October 24, 2019

Planning a work session makes the work go easier. A few ideas on the efficient use of time and organization of supplies will serve you well whether cooking, doing crafts or other projects. The first...


Leadership

October 18, 2019

How do leaders become leaders? Experience such as my generation had back in the dark ages with 4-H and YCL (Young Citizens League, a regional organization) is how we learned. We conducted meetings and thought...


Cooking tips for new or experienced cooks

October 11, 2019

How many times have members of your family mildly bickered over wanting to have the middle piece of cake? You know, the part that has no crust. I solved that for baked goods with a...


Remnants of the CCC

October 4, 2019

The federal government surely does some odd things. No, I’m not talking about the present day, rather back during the Great Depression. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, known to the world as FDR, established a number...


Basic rural etiquette

September 27, 2019

When you move to the country, you will discover new cultures, vocabularies and educational opportunities. As part of the culture, you will discover rules of etiquette that you will need to know, even though they...


Not a problem

September 20, 2019

Each segment of our society has its own language, some of it specialized, some slang, and some just odd. Of course, doctors and lawyers have their languages which can usually be deciphered with some thought....


The yellow plate

September 13, 2019

One of the more thought-provoking classes the extension service did in the past had a title like “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Plate.” Of course, it has to do with inheritances, making life simpler for the...


Scholarship opportunity

September 6, 2019

Now that school is back in session I’m betting there are juniors and seniors who are wondering what they are going to do after graduation. They’ve heard all of the talk about deep student debt...