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Get Tough Or Die

This global warming AKA climate change is sure looking a lot like nothing has changed a whole lot. We usually can count on a short January thaw but January and February used to have a lot of days of “good limbing”. Good limbing usually meant...

 

Fishing! The WAG System

This old farmer is in no way, shape or form putting anyone down for having a love of ice fishing. But, are the what was once dozens, hundreds and now thousands of wheelhouses crippling what is probably our states best walleye fishery? When you can...

 

From Cows Cud To Cell Phones

Many years ago before my first cell phone it was a nice sunny day the early part of April. One of my cows was in the process of having a calf. They almost always do better when left alone to go about their business. I sat down on the sunny side of a...

 

Get Tough Or Die

This global warming AKA climate change is sure looking a lot like nothing has changed a whole lot. We usually can count on a short January thaw but January and February used to have a lot of days of “good limbing”. Good limbing usually meant... Full story

 

Short Days, Long Winter? Don't Decide to Hibernate!

After watching the sun come up, most mornings while drinking coffee I noticed that using the road to the east one mile away that the sun comes up nearly a mile and a half further south on the shortest day in December than on the longest in June. It...

 

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Why is twenty below so much colder than it was forty years ago? It is a phenomenon that helps explain the mass migration of mainly retired people to warmer climates in the winter. Snow birds as they are called are either unable to handle the cold or...

 

Come On Man!!!

When is our government going to change their view on mental health? As of now their MO seems to be to wait until someone does something and then lock them up or shoot them. Over half of prison inmates are there due to mental health issues. According...

 

What Happened To The Good Ol' Drive?

Our nine days of the year when some of us find out who our friends and neighbors really are is history one more time. Nothing seems to bring out the territorial instincts in a human quite like hunting season. Little houses on stilts all over the...

 

Should I Pay To Harvest Animals I Raised ?

Another opening day of deer season is now a memory. After fifty-two of them which would have been fifty-three except there was no season in 1971 due to extreme shortage of deer, the sunrise was one of the prettiest. There is no shortage of deer, but... Full story

 

October Is Gone ..."You Just Don't Have Enough Clothes On."

The song; Sunrise Sunset swiftly go the years, One season following another, is hitting closer to home every year. The fishing on the lake is maybe as good as it gets right now. As a friend pointed out “it is never too cold, sometimes you just...

 

How Much Is A Billion?

Life got interesting for a little while last evening. While yackity yacking on the phone my dogs, one half great pyrenees and half German shepherd and Turbo a miniature rat terrier wanted desperately to get out. Assuming without really looking that... Full story

 

Nothing To See Here

A cruel fact of life is that the older we get the deeper the cold penetrates our bones. Some of the smarter ones among us have already traded some of the best fishing of the year and deer hunting for warmer weather. This morning that seems like a...

 

Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime

That was a song a long time ago. The question is how something that makes you feel the best also makes you hurt the worst. When it says until death you do part in our marriage vows, does that mean when one dies the love does too? Not even close. Some...

 

More Deer Hunters Less Buck Hunters

Summer is over and the youth deer season is soon here. The special season is a very good thing, but why is the DNR helping to create more buckhunters? There already are plenty of buckhunters and a shortage of deerhunters. Our number of antlerless...

 

We The People Can Only Kiss So Much Butt Without Ending Up With a Mouthful of Poop

Everything is white with frost again this morning. It is get tough or die time for all annual plants. The sad truth of the matter is that no annual is that tough. Comparing people who have not made peace with their maker and their spirituality to...

 

Smoke and Mirrors

When watching O’Biden and company celebrating their inflation reduction act one has to wonder if they didn’t get a little heavy on the smoke in their fantasyland of smoke and mirrors. What part of inflation was 1.4 percent when he took over? It...

 

Democracy Is Just A Kinder Gentler Word For Socialism

How anyone could watch Joe Biden’s hate speech last week and not see the evil in the man is a wonderment. It is not for us to judge. “Judge not lest you too be judged.” But for someone that probably sold his soul to the devil a long time ago...

 

Didn't Know Hitler Was A Good Guy!

After fifty-five years 1-20-23 will mark the first time since 1967 that no member of the Cheney, Clinton, McCain or Bush family will hold elected or appointed office in the United States of America. Hopefully not long after that the impeachment of Jo...

 

A Great Mouse Hunt!

Oofdah, how production agriculture has changed in the last fifty or sixty years! Grpa pulling the A-6 Case combine with its four cylinder Wisconsin air cooled engine around with the WD-45 Allis Chalmers tractor is now only a memory. With no cab on...

 

The Highlight of The Week Oops!

The highlight of the week so far has been watching Liz Cheney get her Republican In Name Only butt handed to her 65-29 by a Trump backed candidate. So far the ones supported by the Donald are winning at a ninety-five percent rate. Hopefully the...

 

Time Is Not Now Or Has Never Been On Our Side

The fair is gone. Soon it will be Labor Day and back to school. Another summer is in the history books. There were millions of them before we were born and there will be millions when we are gone from here. When studying the coal in the coal mines...

 

What Goes Around WILL Come Around

Ron Desantis, governor of Florida, maybe said it best. I wish Joe Biden a speedy recovery from Covid 19. I also wish the United States of America a speedy recovery from Joe Biden. Why are so many that hate this country so much still here? No one, no... Full story

 

Fair 2022 A good time was had by all

It’s fair week in Roseau County one more time. After more than sixty of them much of the thrill is gone. That is not entirely a bad thing. The thrill has been replaced by an admiration and more than a little pride in all the improvements. As in...

 

A Few Medical Fun Facts

Here are a few medical fun facts the great Doctor Fauci will never tell us. The inventor of the treadmill died at fifty-four. The world bodybuilding champion died at forty-one. The inventor of gymnastics died at fifty-seven. James Fuller Fix started...

 

Come On Man!!!

One of the biggest mysteries of our world as we know it is how the Devil makes the road to Hell so attractive. According to the latest poll the party taking us down that road at breakneck speed now has only a twenty-nine percent approval rating. It... Full story

 

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