RURAL REFLECTIONS Get Happy
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... Posted on 3/7/15 at 8:40 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER 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 ... Posted on 2/28/15 at 12:44 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS 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... Posted on 11/13/14 at 8:41 PM
FARM BLEAT 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... Posted on 2/27/14 at 6:39 PM
Since this warm spell began, many people have asked me about “gut feelings” (theirs or mine), as to how much winter weather remains.
The premise being that a number of people “have a feeling” we have seen the last of snow and cold. A good weather forecaster does not use “gut feelings” to make a forecast because such a premonition would be baseless.
TOWNER, N.D. — I may not have had what most would consider a typical life growing up as a kid, but it was a pretty good way to grow up, full of adventures and life lessons. Living on a ranch, miles from town, denies some experiences but affords many others.
TOWNER, N.D. — After a few years of having winters we’d like to forget, this year, we’ve gotten a winter we want to remember . . . so far. On Jan. 10, I did chores wearing a vest instead of a jacket and there wasn’t a speck of snow on the ground. It was so nice, I even had my earflaps tucked up inside of my cap, and that doesn’t often happen in January in North Dakota.
It may not be the most hygienic of weather-predicting methods, but one Jamestown man says he’s never been wrong.
Norbert Schulz uses the width and height of pig spleens to determine if the up-coming winter will be mild and dry or cold and snowy. His outlook this year: buy a new shovel.
North Dakota farmers have produced their biggest overall wheat crop in 13 years, thanks to ideal growing season weather that led to record yields for both spring wheat and durum and the largest winter wheat crop in state history.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
October 01, 2009
Fort Berthold Reservation rancher Pete Fredericks says he still hasn’t recovered from a brutal winter nearly 30 years ago that wiped out half his black Angus herd. White ranchers in the region fared better because they got financial help from the federal government, he says.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
September 08, 2009
But that’s at odds with National Weather Service predictions Americans, you might want to check on your sweaters and shovels — the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a cold winter for many of you. The almanac’s forecast, however, is at odds with the National Weather Service, which is calling for warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the country because of an El Nino system in the tropical Pacific Ocean
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