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TAG : Missouri

Seedlings

I received in the mail a few days ago, to monthly conservation magazine that I get from the Missouri Department of Conservation. I do enjoy that magazine! In that particular issue was the annual seedling order form.Oh how I wish I had land of my own! I look through the order form every year ...

Fall is Coming

According to my calendar, August will soon be gone. Children here in my part of the Midwest will be soon starting school in just a few days. Some schools have already started this week. This is the time that tells me that fall is just around the corner. It makes me wonder where in the world ...

Parades

I love a parade. I really do. Homecoming parade, tractor drive, Fourth of July or Thanksgiving parade, it doesn't matter. As long as it is a parade, I will watch and cheer as the parade goes by.I've been in one or two as a kid. It was the local homecoming parade and I got to ride in it with an ...

Recipe Collector

As I was going through some papers this morning, intending to throw most of them out, I came across one I thought that I had stashed elsewhere. It was a recipe for "Dog Ice Cream." It goes as follows: Blend together three ripe bananas, one container (32 oz.) of plain yogurt and one cup of ...

A Nation Celebrates

Celebrating the Fourth of July has always been fun for me. It's the time to celebrate our nation's birthday. My most frequent memory of celebrating July Fourth is eating watermelon and setting off fireworks at night. Of course now as an adult, I'd rather sit back and watch the fireworks than ...

The Dogs of Summer

My dogs love summer. I can say that in writing, mainly because most everyone who will read this will never meet my dogs in person.Of course they love summer, providing their day includes, for the most part, sleeping on the couch. Ironicly enough, the couch sits directly under the air ...

Cooling Off

Welcome June! Well, if you like warm weather you will welcome June along with the next few months of warm temperatures (along with humidity if you live in a place like Missouri where I live).I love the summer months. I guess I really can't help it. I've never liked winter, except for the few ...

Family Reunions

Memorial Day weekend was a time for reunions and family gathering for my family.As the unofficial start of the summer season, everyone would first gather at the local family cemetery to put flags onto the family veterans that had passed away. Not many in my family have served, but it's still a ...

Spring

Spring is here, finally. After what seemed like forever, Mother Nature has finally loosened her grip on winter. The snow is gone and the temperature is finally warmed up. At last, I can enjoy the outdoors. I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to shake loose from the cabin fever that I ...

Pass The Peanut Butter Please

If there's one thing that can be agreed on at home, it will be this one: Everyone at home loves peanut butter. That's pretty much where the agreement ends. It's when you start asking "crunchy or creamy?" that the humans start to take sides.That has been the age old argument for years at home. ...

Survival of the Pranks

Well, I made it. I survived April Fools' Day. I probably make it sound so much worse that what it is. Then again, when you come from a family that relishes a good prank, you probably know where I coming from.I will always remember the prank that my dad's brother, Bob, and I played on Grandma ...

One Last Hoorah

Well, Mother Nature decided to give me one last hoorah before she let go of winter. I woke up Sunday morning to gray skies and a little bit of rain. As with my usual routine, I dressed and took Jake and Buddy out for their morning walk. They're not crazy about walking in the rain, but it was a ...

Funny Weather

"If you don't like the weather, just wait a bit and the weather will change." That's the old saying that popped into my mind this morning as I left home for the library to write my blog for Capper's Farmer.I went through the weekend with fairly nice temperatures. The sun was out, the trees were ...

When I Grow Up

Finish this question, "When I grow up...". I'm sure I'm not the only one that heard that as a kid. If you're like me, you may have more than one answer, or at least changed it a few times before you decided on one.My earliest recollection of being asked that was answering "President." Well I'm ...

Storm Spotter Training

Sometimes when I'm outside I take time to look up at the clouds. There's been times when I think, "oh, those look pretty." At other times I'm like, "yep, looks like a storm comin' in."Just a few days ago I took an opportunity to go to a storm spotters training class held at the expo center just ...

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