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Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, The Al Gustafson memorial rain garden...
1/30/15 at 9:36 AM The Al Gustafson Memorial rain garden 1/24/15 at 8:38 AM
little bitty 7/5/14 at 7:16 AM
Drying Foods is Fun for Family
Chances are you may have some dried foods in your kitchen cupboards. Raisins, of course, were once grapes, and prunes were plums. In fact, prunes are now known as "dried plums" commercially, because p...
9/5/14 at 2:21 PM Lift the Lid on Food Preservation 8/20/14 at 9:09 AM
Where Can You Learn About Canning, Drying and Freezing Food? 8/15/14 at 8:19 AM
Meandering Minds Want to Know
While looking for new ideas I've spent many hourswandering through garden centers, designing and redesigning landscapes and containers on the fly. Putting plants in my wagon, changing my mind when I s...
7/15/14 at 8:31 PM Soar Like a Butterfly 7/24/13 at 9:28 PM
Make Your Landscape Delicious 7/8/13 at 10:00 PM
Queen Anne's Lace: The Story of this Painting
The story of the painting,Queen Anne's Lace, by Steve Henderson atStart Your Week with Steve: Queen Anne's Lace is essentially a wild carrot, and is so named because the tiny white flowers on the b...
6/24/14 at 1:01 PM Homeland: The Story of This Painting 4/22/14 at 1:27 PM
Promenade: The Story of This Painting 4/15/14 at 1:24 PM
Black thumb, green thumb
Nearly six months ago, during the Womens Expo in Worthington, I received a little flower pot and a packet of Forget-Me-Not seeds from the fine folks working the Southwest Minnesota Radiation Centers b...
9/18/11 at 6:36 PM The tulips are coming 4/7/10 at 5:04 AM
Cucumber Salad: A Summertime Family Tradition
For as long as I can remember, cucumber salad has been a part of every Studt family (on my paternal side) summertime potluck and gathering. I dont know if any of my cousins, aunts, or uncle...
8/25/11 at 8:00 PM Cultivating Some South Dakota Humor 1/26/11 at 8:00 PM
Lessons from the Garden
If you're a regular reader, you may remember the trouble I went through to create my first garden this spring. As stated in the mid-May column, I hadn't a clue what I was doing. My sister was questi...
7/13/11 at 10:20 AM Trying out the green thumb 5/18/11 at 11:56 AM
Our recent stretch of mild weather has the trees beginning to bud out, some south facing tulips already in bloom and the lakes in Becker and Otter Tail County free of ice. This of course has many peo...
4/9/10 at 2:22 AM