Travel Conditions Worsen

I just came to work this morning from west of St Hilaire, Minnesota to Thief River Falls, MN and the roads are already poor. We had a little mist last night and that is now covered by about 2-3 inches of snow. I was able to drive about 40 mph; any greater speed cause me…
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Snow

I will be home for most of the impending storm. I plan to blog from our farm west of St Hilaire, Minnesota a little about the storm and snap a few pictures of our cattle and maybe a view from the tractor as I blow snow. It’s a White Christmas!!! ick

Christmas In Five Acts

Christmas in Five Acts Act I: Let it Snow… If Currier and Ives had chosen the winter of 2009 for inspiration to make their legendary tins, their Christmas scenes would be very bleak. It has been mostly a gray winter with little snow cover. My hope for snow is simple insulation for our pasture and…
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My First Christmas Present

Before I start today’s column, I have a request. Will whoever is giving my sister, Deb, clever suggestions for our family Christmas get-together such as “ugly sweater contest” and “Yankee Swap” please stop? You are tearing at the very fiber of our celebration, or at least causing me to roll my eyes often enough to…
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Christmas Letter To Dave

This is your annual Christmas letter and I hope you will open it without too much expectation. I like low expectations, they are so easy to satisfy; kind of like the gifts you get from a secret Santa. I would like to have a few minutes with those who complain about not having snow at…
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