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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.

Birding field trips, festivals unite enthusiasts

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Memorable birding opportunities begin in late winter and continue through June.

Room with a view of no privacy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

I usually avoid bathroom humor.

Finding scores of shark teeth at Venice

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Venice Island, Florida. According to learned geologists and knowledgeable archeologists, this year-around summer state was once nothing at all.

The Happy Farmer tractor was anything but happy

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Happy Farmer tractor did not exactly live up to its name.

Looking and hoping for market change

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Maybe this is the week of the big thaw … we can only hope.

Prepare garden soil for spring planting

Friday, March 6, 2015

Prep your garden for spring planting as soon as the snow has melted and the ground surface is exposed.

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