May 18th, 2021

Thoughts on Ghost Guns

How hard is it to build a gun?  A friend explained to me that an AR-15 is basically a lego set for adults.  I kind of think he’s correct – virtually any individual, with something approaching average ability and willing to follow directions, given all the parts and less than a Benjamin’s worth of tools…

“Serving North Lincoln County”

“Luck is the residue of design.” -Branch Rickey

This day in 1987

Anyone remember $55/cord firewood? Or the Montana Cultural Exchange? As it turns out, there are still programs of that sort out there. The easiest to find was a wrestling exchange with Germany. Bomb threats in the Yaak? If our 1987 coverage is anything to go by, things were pretty conflict heavy in the school district…

Around the Pond

New on the game cam this week is a badger.  The badger tends to be transitory with few Columbia grounds squirrels residing in the field to become dinner. The geese are being geese. The goslings are growing and hiking along the pond’s edge.  The turkeys are being camera shy.  The deer look like they need…

Planting Alfalfa Again

I’ve planted alfalfa . . . again. I think the last time I planted alfalfa in this field was 1964. Then it included a lot of disking, and I planted wheat in 1963, then vernal alfalfa with a nurse crop of oats in Spring of 64. The alfalfa has pretty much ran out in nearly…

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The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch

Historical Village Rummage Sale

The sun is shining, the grass is green, and rummage sale season is here. Perhaps more adamantly than usual- we seem to be making up for the relative absence of such events last year. The Historical Village had their rummage sale on Friday (May 14th). Many items were donated and the proceeds went to support…

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Lilacs Blooming? Time to plant Beans (among other things)

I’ve noticed the lilacs beginning to bloom in Eureka, and remembered that the blooming time of lilacs corresponds to the planting time for some crops. They are an “indicator” species, as it were. The study of when plants bloom and other seasonal events (such as migration) is phenology. It can be used by observant gardeners…

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