TOWNER, N.D. — A neighbor called me from his cell phone the other day, wondering if I could come pull his pickup out of the water and mud he’d driven in to.
Special to Agweek, 06/06/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — There’s a lot of new life getting its start on the ranch these days. Every morning I check to see how many new calves there are in the pasture, and, most every day, one of the more perturbed mothers lets me know I’m too close to her baby when I’m tagging its ear.
Special to Agweek, 05/23/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — I’m beginning to think I’m a “glass half full,” not a “glass half empty,” kind of guy when it comes to positive attitudes. Of course, I’m not altogether sure why the glass is at that mark, if it’s to my credit for filling it up to that point or if it’s my fault for sneaking a drink and draining it down to there.
Special to Agweek, 05/10/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — North Dakota is one of those special places where you can hide your Easter eggs in a snowbank, even when Easter falls toward the end of April.
Special to Agweek, 04/25/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — Every day is a family circus in our house. Three kids age 6 and under all trying to capture our attention at once, busy schedules where it seems like we meet ourselves coming and going. So for a little Friday night relaxation, we packed up the family and . . . went to a real three-ring circus.
Special to Agweek, 04/11/2011
TOWNER, N.D.— The big news this past week was the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, Hollywood superstar and jet setter, at the age of 79.
Special to Agweek, 03/29/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — No one’s ever accused me of being a jock. Sure I played plenty of red barn basketball and backyard baseball, but I didn’t do a lot of organized athletic school sports.
Special to Agweek, 03/14/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — I think I could count on one hand the number of times we’ve taken our kids to the movie theater to see something up on the big screen. That’s how we keep things special. Severe limitation.
Special to Agweek, 03/01/2011
TOWNER, N.D. — It always gets warmer after a cold spell. Of course, that cold spell could last five or six months in some parts of the world. This winter, in North Dakota, the cold shifts from tolerable to intolerable about once a week.
TOWNER, N.D. — I’ve heard of infants being referred to as “curtain climbers,” but I don’t know many kids who limit themselves to just climbing curtains. I know I never did. Besides, I grew up in a house with shades, and it’s a lot trickier to climb a roll-up, retractable shade.
Special to Agweek, 02/01/2011