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Farm animals In history

October 18, 2019

Mankind from prehistory to space exploration has always depended on animals for help in their quest for advancing civilization. Granted, often as bait or as guinea pigs but we have depended on them, nonetheless. After...


Kissing cousins

October 18, 2019

I just finished reading a book about Albert Einstein written by Walter Isaacson and I don’t know what possessed me to do it. It was hard reading and the author used a lot of words...


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...


Suicide

October 18, 2019

I heard the other day, gentle readers, where Colorado rates very high in suicide deaths and most of those are young folks. Sad for sure. Where would you put the blame if that task was...


When will the next shoe drop?

October 18, 2019

I don’t like to complain, but this summer and fall have been the seasons of our “mechanical discontent and unplanned expense.” Long ago I noted to you faithful readers that I’m not mechanically minded. I...


Early winter in North Dakota

October 14, 2019

Well looks like children in North Dakota will be trick or treating in their snowsuits again this year. The state is getting inundated with snow and it is far from the official start of winter....


Proper pronunciation

October 11, 2019

When newcomers arrive “out West,” they often mispronounce the names of towns, villages, townships or actual cities. Maybe it’s only true “out West,” but be advised that the emphasis is always on the first syllable...


Fish elusive lately

October 11, 2019

Early this afternoon the temperature at Damphewmore Acres was in the high 60s. In the last hour, temps have dropped to 48. Tomorrow morning, the forecasted temperature is in the mid to low 30s. Brrrr!...



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...


Time marches on

October 11, 2019

Yessiree Bob, time is marching on. Actually, we are out of March and into October. Seems to me the weeks are flying by. When most of you get this it will be Columbus Day. There...


Smile

October 11, 2019

I think I should have lived my life before 1826. That’s the year the first photograph was taken and the only thing I hate worse than Brussells sprouts is having my picture taken. Of course,...


Gypsy cow

October 11, 2019

I was just about to cull the cow when the boss sees me swingin’ the gate. “Hold it there, Doc, for a minute yet, ‘cause I’ve not quite decided her fate. There’s somethin’ about this...


Blowin’ in the wind

October 7, 2019

Build wind turbines to generate cheap, environmentally friendly energy, they said. I have always said that building transporting and erecting wind turbines takes a heck of a lot of energy. And, it’s been reported many...


A day is a lifetime

October 4, 2019

I’m 67 years old and thought I was a goner at 40. The doctors thought so, too. If you’d have offered me a deal back then that I could live to be only 45 years...


Noah’s dispersal sale

October 4, 2019

To: Residents of Mt. Ararat School District Ref: Noah, visionary and livestock hauler recently returned from an exotic cruise, will be holding his first apré cruise yard sale. Many items will be offered to tickle...


Maude takes a stand against swear word

October 4, 2019

My neighbor, Maude, brought up a question: To wit: Is anybody else sick and tired of hearing the “eff…g” word spewed forth by comedians, talk show hosts, teenagers and politicians — and nowadays — even...


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...


Close call

October 4, 2019

The geezers at our weekly Old Boars’ Breakfast Club are at an average age when health issues continue to rear their ugly head. Now, I’m not talking about your average run-of-the-mill aches and pains simply...