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When to Say No to A Career in Horticulture

May 3, 2015
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When to Say No to A Career in Horticulture

I never felt moved to garden. A weekly CSA full of carrots makes a delicious gift, but last year when I was craving a fresh rhubarb crisp, our CSA farmer Clyde Gunderson delivered a bushel…

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The Carbon Monoxide Caper

March 3, 2015
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The Carbon Monoxide Caper

Here it is only March, and someone came up with a bright idea to tackle spring housecleaning. Not that we couldn’t use a little tidy-up around the clubroom. However, when Madam walked in with a…

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Are We Disappearing with Age?

February 17, 2015
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Are We Disappearing with Age?

Madam stopped in today to talk about our winter foray up North on the Gunflint Trail. Since food preparation is always top of mind for this snowy event, I figured she wanted to discuss my…

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The Cat Sitting Caper

January 31, 2015
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The Cat Sitting Caper

 Madam rang this morning to report that she needed my advice. Truthfully, she probably just wanted to vent. It seemed that her First Born had embarked on an Alaskan tour a few days ago and left…

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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2015
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When it’s Time to Revise Your New Year’s Resolutions

Here it is January again, and Madam and I just got around to kicking off our New Year’s resolutions. I resolved to enter my Texas Hold ’em carrot cake in the Pillsbury Bake Off. She…

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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

November 25, 2014
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Minnesota Holiday Traditions

Madam and I discovered that holiday shopping here in Minnesota includes fascinating selections — everything from Norwegian lefse griddles and Swedish Dala Horses, to handmade sweaters for all our friends large and small. I might not…

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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

November 22, 2014
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How to Wrangle a Winter Puppy

Madam recently asked if I cared to add a second Jack Russell terrier to our furry family. “Um, yes I guess so,” I replied while mentally tallying the hours of training I put into the…

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The Real Meaning of Deer Hunting

October 31, 2014
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The Real Meaning of Deer Hunting

It’s deer hunting season here in flyover country. That means every buck stalker in possession of a Cabela’s credit card has slipped into blaze orange wear and donned a camo headlamp. It’s a taxidermist’s dream…

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The Unplanned Dismount

October 8, 2014
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The Unplanned Dismount

I was peacefully sleeping in this morning following last night’s late rerun of Lonesome Dove. When I finally opened one eye, there stood Madam at my door leveling a mighty gaze in my direction. No…

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A Short Course in Companion Goat Shopping

August 21, 2014
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A Short Course in Companion Goat Shopping

This week Madam suggested that I might enjoy the companionship of a goat. Not just any goat, but maybe a Nigerian Dwarf goat or a Spanish goat. Apparently she’s on a goat affirmative action kick.…

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