This time of the year, it’s hard to tell where the smoke is coming from – there is just so much of it. Given how dry things are, and how thin our resources are spread, it’s good to keep informed. So, where do we go? State Map– helpful to get a quick glance and see… Continue reading Wildfire Resources- useful links
For many years, the Census differentiated between Germans and Germans from Russia. While there were significant historical differences between the two groups, by the time I was doing the demographic work for South Dakota, the largest difference I could see was the menu. This recipe, for Plumemoos, a fruit soup served cold, is a hot… Continue reading Fruit Soup
A dozen years ago, I wrote “What is a Farm” and now I have one. The bottom line that defines a farm is production. “The current definition, first used for the 1974 census, is any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during… Continue reading What is a Farm
Well done is better than well said. -Benjamin Franklin
Another hatch of goslings have taken flight from the pond. In the flyway we saw huge numbers of Canada geese – here, we see a single pair, year after year, who are our Summer neighbors, and traffic slows to watch them. Gander seems as strong and youthful as ever, but the years are taking a… Continue reading Wild Geese Have Flown
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As a young man, MSU’s alumni magazine occasionally brought information about classmates, but was by and large an irrelevant publication. Adding a couple more degrees brought more alumni magazines – and the deaths column became something I watch more. Not sure why – perhaps to make sure I’m not there. Today, STATE listed Jeeta Kant… Continue reading Alumni Magazines