winter blog posts
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It should be spring; there should be muddy roads and bare spots however it is still cold and white. The dead of winter is like living with a cold-hearted woman who tries to hide the fact. By late Febr...
3/7/15 at 8:40 AM Rural Reflections Radio 1/16/15 at 7:35 AM
Gray Winter 1/10/15 at 9:31 AM
Winter: It's a Gas
One added benefit of warmer weather in March is better gas mileage in our cars. Cold weather causes a significant drop in fuel efficiency, especially in very cold winter climates like ours. There are ...
2/28/15 at 12:44 AM Boston's Worst vs Ours 2/16/15 at 9:49 PM
What is a "Weather Event" Anyway? 2/11/15 at 12:49 AM
The days are getting longer (and other things we tell ourselves to get through winter)
The ongoing cold spell has been difficult on everyone in the Upper Midwest. Many of us, including me, have fallen back on trite little sayings to get through it. I've heard three farmers say, "Well, a...
2/25/15 at 10:25 AM Fighting the cold, feeding the cattle 2/19/15 at 2:45 PM
The folks who work outdoors 1/3/14 at 10:53 AM
A Chilly Day for Comforting Chili on the Kirk Ranch
This past Monday morning was a rude awakening, not just to freezing rain early in the morning that turned to sticky snow but plummeting temperatures. I had just spent a week at a writer's...
11/13/14 at 8:41 PM
A Top 10 about this winter
As I stood inside one of the 80-plus degree greenhouses at Grandpas Fun Farm Thursday afternoon, I thought about creating a space on the counter, finding a chair and spending the rest of my day writin...
2/27/14 at 6:39 PM Going stir crazy 1/23/14 at 8:58 PM
My Minnesota fashion statement 1/12/11 at 11:08 PM
Nourish Your Skin During Cold Winter Months
I wish I owned a skin lotion company about now. I might have a booming business. During January, usually our coldestwintermonth in the Midwest, we may find ourselves struggling to keep our skin hyd...
1/17/14 at 3:24 PM Take Steps for Safe Snow Removal 12/27/13 at 1:06 PM
Stay Safe Traveling With Winter Survival Tips 12/20/12 at 12:46 PM
Winter Driving Lessons
This winter weather seems to bring out the best of the worst drivers in the area. Perhaps you have come across or got stuck behind a few bad drivers recently. Maybe you havent, in which case you are...
1/21/11 at 5:54 PM Whatever gets you through... 2/18/10 at 11:05 AM
The snow bird experiences winter 1/5/10 at 7:30 AM
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
Here is a fun recipe that is sure to please everyone this holiday season from the littlest of children to the great grandparents! Hazelnut Hot Chocolate 3 quarts2% milk 3 cupsHeavy Whipping Cream 1 ...
12/14/10 at 4:47 PM Mini Pumpkin Muffins 11/17/10 at 8:19 AM
Butternut Squash & Apple Soup 10/21/10 at 5:52 AM