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I have always been intrigued by the solar system. Growing up in the country the night sky seems so vast and captivating. The Big Dipper was one of the first constellations I was able to identify. If … more
Two weeks before teachers were scheduled to return to school, Monica became the proud owner of her "new" 20 acre farm in Wanamingo township. Moving In: Friends came to help -- parishioners from … more
One of the main differences between living in the cities, town, or a small town is the amount of time you can take to chat with people when you’re out and about. When you're in the city you might … more
As I mentioned last month, we live in a world where what is considered normal is not healthy. It is normal to see a variety of “low fat” and “fat free” products at the grocery store. We have … more
General Mills has launched a new cereal line called “LOADED.” GM is filling their cereal squares with vanilla cream. But tests are revealing alarming levels of heavy metals in the filling. Loaded … more
We like going to rock concerts. One of our favorite bands is the southern rock group, Blackberry Smoke. Always a great show every time we see them and we are willing to travel see them perform. So, … more
A farm dog -- for companionship and protection. Monica's daughter had two dogs, both lab-crosses. Together, they could get into so much trouble!! If they weren’t locked in their kennels each … more
As we progress into the first days of Spring, we look back on a winter season that was not the typical Minnesota winter. We can also look back to the fourth anniversary of the Covid pandemic and the … more
Over the years I have discussed geese, ducks and of course goats. However, what I have yet to discuss are turkeys. My current neighborhood has a roaming gang of wild turkeys that has at least ten … more
According to a recent AARP survey, 93% of Americans are concerned about their brain health, yet few understand how to protect it. Research is now showing that canola oil leads to significant declines … more
I do not care for self-checkouts. I never wanted to be a cashier at Dollar General. When I go to a store I expect to be waited on. I stop at the Piggly Wiggly in town. The “Pig” was the first … more
March is a month of new beginnings and this year the beginnings seem to be coming earlier than previous years. The official start of the spring season will come this month and the month will conclude … more
When all is said and done, it still takes time for a home purchase to close. Monica finally had a purchase agreement on a small farm: 20 acres with rolling topography and some fenced pasture, a … more
There are many things to be said about Easter Sunday. From egg hunts to new Easter hats to funny Easter morning sermons that we’ve all heard at church. All of which I could go on and on … more
An estimated 35,000 Americans die each year from antibiotic resistant infections. Worldwide, the number rises to 4.95 million. Antibiotics are extremely overused in medical practice. Antibiotics are … more
Power outages can be frequent in Western Tennessee. Virtually everyone has a generator. I had a generator at the construction site because I built for the first year without service to the address. I … more
Last month, I presented the idea of some healthy sugar sources to replace the nutrient deficient white sugar. The next category to review is healthy oils. Oils and fats are an important nutrient for … more
As Minnesotans we are prepared for the cold and those harsh bitter sub zero days. To the point where for some seeing who can go the longest without switching to jeans and a coat is a thing of pride. … more
One of the most popular events surrounding the annual New Year’s celebration is the Polar Bear Plunge. Thousands of people brave the icy cold water for the thrill and celebration of the new year. … more
This is a picture of the Paris Landing bridge. It connects the Land between the Lakes area with the western part of the state of Tennessee. The bridge spans a mile over the Tennessee River and the … more
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