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Make mistakes – learn – repeat

The past few weeks, I’ve made several blatant mistakes. First, instead of the standard “sticky buns” recipe, I opted for a new one for Easter brunch. My son reminded me…

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Fertilizing grapes, rhubarb harvest, asparagus beetles

To fertilize grapes, in the year of planting apply one-half cup of a 10-10-10 fertilizer per vine as growth begins in the spring. Repeat after one month. Fertilizers should be…

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Wild Times: Walleye fishing is hard to beat

I began my walleye fishing addiction almost 50 years ago on a lake in northern Minnesota. If you have never been walleye fishing before, you are missing out on one…

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Use extra caution on the road

I would like to remind everyone that with warmer weather, farmers are able to start getting in to the fields. With the already busy highways in our county, farm equipment…

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Superintendent Notes: Unsung heroes

Kids today need heroes. They need role models to provide examples and to help them through the difficulties of growing up in challenging times. We are fortunate in our northeast…

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April is Food Waste Awareness Month

In the U.S., more than one-third of all available food goes uneaten through loss or waste, and food is the single largest type of waste we discard as trash or…

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Mole control

If you haven’t seen them already, it won’t be long until you can feel them underneath you as you mow. Moles: one of a homeowner’s biggest nuisances. The soil upheaval…

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Summer: A time to simplify life

Before the summer is filled with activities, it is a good time to think about your families’ lifestyle. Consider taking some time to evaluate your family schedule. Are you doing…

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