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Paw Prints in the Mud

The weather here in north central Missouri has warmed up this past weekend. It has gotten to the point that most of our January snow has disappeared. Yeah! The downfall is such that the ground is now one big, soggy mess. There is not a dry spot to be found.My dogs don't care. They are way too ...

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 ...

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 ...

Changing Weather

There's a saying here in my part of Missouri that goes something like, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes, it'll change." With that being said, that could be used in various places too.Just earlier this week, here in northeast Missouri, I was enjoying temperatures in the ...

Memories of Midwestern Blizzards

Those of us who grew up on the Great Plains all have stories of the blizzards we have experienced. Most of us take them for granted because we have been through so many. I've been thinking a lot about this because of the outrageous weather the eastern part of America has been experiencing.But ...

My Field Trip to Spring

It’s been a harsh winter and I’m not sure we are done with it yet. We had a few days where it warmed up to the 60s and melted off the snow, and then a new round of arctic air would fall over us and turn nasty again.This last spell happened at the end of February, which really gave way to ...

How Seasons Affected Outhouses

The traditional outhouse was usually at the end of a well-worn path leading to a hidden spot in the grove.Hollyhocks or a climbing vine secluded the little facility. If it was an elite outhouse the walls might be covered with left-over wallpaper.Occasionally a mail order catalog was laid ...

Plants for the Midwest

Every state has varying climates, which makes it unrealistic to say that a particular plant will do well across the region. For instance, in Kansas, on any given spring day, there could be a blizzard in the west that has shut down the interstate, and at the same time, it could be sunny and 70 ...

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