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RURAL LIFE

"Last year at this time, when we already were watching the U.S. Drought Monitor turn redder and redder every week, we would have danced with joy to see even one of the storms we've had this year. But right now, at this minute, can it please stop?"
“People in cities may forget the soil for as long as 100 years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long, and she will not let them forget indefinitely."
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
With a solid business plan, hard work and enthusiasm, agritourism can be an option to stay on a farm and create added income, all while providing others a connection to agriculture.

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The appetite for rhubarb upside down cake, sauce and pies grow stronger even as the plants’ first leaves struggle to emerge in the cold and gloomy weather, Mychal Wilmes says.
Losing the bank in town seemed like it could be the beginning of the end for the community. Instead, it revealed that there are still some business leaders who believe in small towns.
Late-winter blizzards are most cruel, Mychal Wilmes says.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.
Mychal Wilmes found his dad to be as relaxed as he ever was when he was sitting on the porch cutting seed potatoes.
"I think this one could have been way worse, for a number of reasons."

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"I respect differences and diversity. I celebrate modern agriculture, close to home and those farming far from the fields I know."
Mychal Wilmes explains the arguments in his home about what to keep and what to throw and times when it was better to come clean with the truth than to cover it up.
Our firstborn was two weeks old during Blizzard Hannah and a month old during the historic Flood of 1997.

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