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TAG : March/April 2014

Top Priority for Spring is Making Homemade Syrup

When I think of spring chores, the first thing that comes to mind is making homemade syrup. My family has been gathering sweet nectar from fabulous maple trees for generations. The privilege of pouring the sweet, thick, rich rewards from this rigorous endeavor over pancakes, waffles and corn ...

Start Preparing for Spring Garden in Winter

One of my favorite spring chores actually starts in winter. By that, I mean I start preparing for my spring garden in winter by eating and drinking — but not just anything. I concentrate on food and drinks that come in containers that can be recycled and used in the garden. For instance, ...

Chores Get Done Before Spring Season Begins

Winter in farm country is long and frigid. Snow-covered fields punctuated with the stubble of harvested corn has a stark beauty all its own. Winter is the season to rest, reorganize and re-energize. Like the land itself, I, too, use winter to prepare for the coming of the spring season. My days ...

Heart of the Home: Spring Activities

As the weather begins to warm up, folks start thinking about spring activities and chores that need to be done before the new season officially arrives.We asked our readers to share with us what types of jobs and responsibilities make up their spring chore lists, and here are our favorite ...

Annual Springtime Jobs Include Yard Work

Is there anything more motivating than springtime? If there are any traces of snow left, it’s usually in the form of little melting rivulets headed for streams and rivers. The cold, unforgiving Minnesota winter is in my rearview mirror, and warmer weather is gaining a toehold.That warm ...

Spring Cleaning Tops the Chore List

Spring cleaning just isn’t what it used to be. With all the modern conveniences and appliances available these days, a person can clean the house just about any time the notion strikes.Back in the “good old days,” though, it was much more difficult to keep your house clean. But, after the ...