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November 23, 2017


Ten cows, ten sows and a hundred hens
Little brother (6'3", 240) and I often joke about going back to the old way of farming. That would be similar to what we grew up with near West Bend, Iowa, and Hadley, MN. We realize, of course, turning back to that long hour, hard labor work on small acreages "ain't gonna happen".
We fully know that 10 sows farrowed spring and fall, 10 cows milked by hand and 100 laying hens with hand-picked and washed eggs is only in our rearview mirror.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
In general, a pretty quiet deer opener Saturday
Even before this year's shotgun slug season for deer in our area, I had some concerns about how good it might be despite predictions of a good hunt. There were several reasons for that.
Those deductions included plenty of unharvested corn, a weather front predicted to be moving through (close if not direct), flooded river bottoms for weeks had made them poor cover for deer to hide and last, but not least, a full moon phase.
I also thought some of the predictions of plentiful deer were maybe a bit too optimistic.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017






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