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Fruit Soup

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

What is a Farm

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


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Wild Geese Have Flown

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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Alumni Magazines

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


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