A Greener Shade Of Satisfaction

A counter-culture of sorts has been growing from behind the frost covered windows of garages and shops across the country. People, craving a youth that included many brands of snowmobiles, have stepped from their poorly lit work benches and into the glare of sunlight rebounding from frozen snow through the windshield of a vintage snowmobile.…
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Instant Coffee

I have poor impulse control when it comes to coffee. I have spilled many partially-brewed pots on our counter trying to sneak a cup. The answer to my impatience was simple but unthinkable as I really appreciate good coffee; my answer was a brew that demands little or no patience from those who drink it;…
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The M

June 2008 Much of the work on my parent’s dairy farm was done with a Farmall M tractor that included a Farmhand F-10 loader. We fed cattle, moved snow, changed storm windows and even painted with the old M. I remember my dad raising the bucket to the top of grain bins or the second…
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The Swingin’ Swede

The title for this week’s column was so easy; I’ve wanted to write about singer Jimmy Jenson for a long time. My dad liked Jimmy Jenson so he was played in a very heavy rotation around our house when I was young. He enjoyed the sort of status normally reserved for Lowell Lundstrom , Tennessee…
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Pickled Eggs

I just ate a pickled egg. It would be sad for me if that was the biggest news I had to report, however every column must start somewhere and this is where mine will begin.   I never knew pickled eggs existed until I was old enough to go to Carpenter’s Corner. I never would…
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