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Priceless: Maintaining your backyard stream corridor and what goes into it

Thursday, March 19, 2015

When we look at a river or creek, we often neglect to look at the entire corridor — the area on both sides of the river or creek.

Pulling wire line with an old-school master

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Known far and wide as a significant site for trophy lake trout, Lake Temagami is good, but not the big fish producer it was at one time.

Steam history is a reminder to document, record

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As usual, off season topics are a bit hard to find but we keep trying and thinking and reading a couple of the magazines of the hobby and several club newsletters to keep up on the happenings in various areas.

Resources for managing depressed milk prices

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 2015 forecast for milk price income on dairy farms is looking to be less than it was in 2014.

Get out the mops and elbow grease, mud season is here once again

Thursday, March 19, 2015

One very spry lady once unknowingly taught me where the term “dirt poor” originated.

Return of the woodcock a sure sign of spring

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The dance of the woodcock is a rite of spring that every birder should experience at least once.

Some Irish luck for the grain markets?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On this St. Patrick’s Day we hope that the luck of the Irish is for better grain prices.

How to grow, harvest and preserve herbs for tea

Friday, March 13, 2015

Grow herbs for tea in a small section of your garden, in containers on a sunny window sill or in a companion planting arrangement with fruits and vegetables.

The Iowa Agricultural Summit: Just call him Bruce, not kingmaker

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Columnist Alan Guebert did not attend the Iowa Agricultural Summit March 7 in Des Moines because, oh dear, this is embarrassing, he was not invited.

Our entertainment was simple and free

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Back when a tetherball was all it took to entertain.

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