RURAL REFLECTIONS little bitty
I have sought simplicity over the last few years. It is a slow process as you have to develop an appreciation for simplicity. One example might be when I enjoy the more subtle flavors of a hamburger... Posted on 7/5/14 at 7:16 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS What You Can Get Away with on a Farm or Ranch
This column was originally published February 12, 2014
Farm and ranch residents may not have a grocery store or WalMart located only minutes away, but there are some advantages to living out of tow... Posted on 7/1/14 at 8:21 AM
This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.
A man convicted of animal cruelty and mistreatment in the deaths of more than 100 horses was arrested Monday after a search of his north Fargo residence uncovered a horse and a mule in his backyard — his second alleged probation violation in the past three weeks.
Some gifts last a month, others might last a couple years, but if you buy the right kind of gift, made of durable materials, and if the person who receives it likes it so much that they take good care of it, it could last a lifetime.
In Agweek, we talk a lot about farmers, cattle and crops. We talk about families who run their operations as a team, overcome hardships and make their work a success.
But only on rare occasions are we able to zero in on the real heart of the operation, the farm mom.
Feed is a significant budget item, so efficiency is always an important topic. Susan Duckett, Clemson University animal scientist, talks about beef as a source of Omega-3s and other beneficial fatty acids.
More than a dozen cases of foodborne illness are being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Health — some from people who reported eating at Minnesota Applebee’s restaurants during a four-day period in June.
I guess I was the closest thing to a local celebrity they could think of in my nearby town of Rugby, N.D., when the Lutheran church was recruiting victims and honorees for their dunking booth at the Pierce County Fair.
During harvest season and even when farmers are gearing up for harvest, rural areas see a large number of heart attacks, says Dr. Thomas Haldis, an interventional cardiologist and medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D.
I grew up with a garden, not that I was always appreciative of the fact or thrilled with the idea of pulling weeds or picking beans. I did like the tilling. Like most young boys, the tiller with its noisy gas motor and the ability to power pulverize dirt and old plants and weeds had its allure.
Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway, Minn., farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates.
In 100 years, many things have changed in rural Regent.
Horses pulling plows to sow fields have been replaced by sophisticated, motorized farm equipment equipped with hydraulics and global positioning systems. There are also far fewer farm families in the area than there were a century ago.
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