WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- There are jobs at the ranch that are truly enjoyable at times. Fencing is generally not one of them. Fencing at the ranch involves wood ticks, nasty brush, a kazillion horse flies, barbed wire, pliers and a lot of bending over.RELATED CONTENT
As our beloved American flag flies high this weekend and the fireworks light up the night sky, there’s a special group of people in our communities I want to honor. Without skipping a beat, they respond to a call for help. Sometimes there’s a happy ending; sometimes it’s sad. Through it all, their attentiveness is comforting and commendable.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO-Kids from across the state recently converged on North Dakota State University's campus to, among other things, compete in a cook-off using products grown in North Dakota. The mostly girls and some boys were taking part in the 4-H Extension Youth Conference.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO -- Lawn grass has grown so speedily from plentiful May and June moisture, it's easy to become a redneck gardener. What's a redneck gardener? It's a homeowner who needs to mow his lawn to find where he left his wheelbarrow. Besides mowing, June is a busy month around the yard and garden. Let's discuss timely do's and don'ts.RELATED CONTENT
WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Well, wedding week at the ranch has come and gone. The relatives rolled in, the fences got painted and the ever-changing weather forecast had mercy on the couple hundred people who stood under a big, blue beautiful sky at the ranch in front of the red barn to celebrate love.RELATED CONTENT
Whether or not they share bloodlines, farmworkers are family to me. They are trusted friends who diligently contribute to one of the most noble and essential professions. Growing up, all those who worked on our family’s farm would gather around the dining room table for dinner at noon. The hired men sat amongst my family members.RELATED CONTENT
Overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes may feel better after a meal if they start it off with vegetables or proteins and end with the carbs, suggests a new study of 11 people.
"Julie, Julie, how does your garden grow?" people often ask me when inspired by my maiden name. Yes, that reminds me of the "Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" nursery rhyme. Fortunately, people leave out the "quite contrary" part. Well, they usually do.
The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 14. "This is our premiere summer event to showcase the center's research program," says Greg Endres, Extension area agronomist at the center.
FARGO -- Do you know Elmer Fudd has chased Bugs Bunny around his garden for 75 years? Times have changed, and an elderly gentleman running through the neighborhood waving a shotgun is no longer appropriate behavior.RELATED CONTENT
I pulled my car over on the top of the hill at the approach next to the gate where there's usually a white pickup with a company logo idling and a man inside checking his phone or writing in a notebook. Usually, I see them there and shake my head in annoyance, wishing they would find another place to park, as if the county road going through the ranch belongs to us only. Because it seemed like it used to anyway.RELATED CONTENT
As we celebrate Father's Day, I’m mindful of those who struggle with the absence of a father in their lives. In our stoic, small-town manner, most say very little in order to appear strong. But silently, they ache for the dad who has passed away, the father who was never present, the dad who left never to be seen again, the dad who hurt them and never apologized or the father who shows up in good times but doesn't help in the hard times.RELATED CONTENT
DALLAS - A decision this week to return deep fryers and soda machines to Texas schools has raised criticism among nutrition experts who say it will worsen a childhood obesity problem in the second-most populous U.S. state.
Artificial trans fats in processed foods, which were all but banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, may interfere with memory, according to a new study.
FARGO -- Do you live in a shady neighborhood, and aren't sure how to cope? No, I don't mean you're living next door to riff-raff, I mean you're puzzled knowing what to plant because trees or buildings are casting shade.RELATED CONTENT