nessa

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Retired Paratrooper, Biker, Tattoo Artist
We had a touch of winter in late October up here on the high prairie.  It abated for a couple weeks but it's back now with a vengeance.  Halfway home on my 11 mile drive from work turned to utter and total shit.  Zero visibility, 50 mph winds, snow...
Spring came late here and it was wet, harvest has been wet and now there's snow covering everything.  There's still a lot of corn in the fields.  The garden is done, we finished harvesting my brothers corn Sunday but there's lots of folks here who are still struggling to...
I saw snow a few weeks ago, just a few flakes that couldn't stick but it was snow.  That was the point when our two seasons changed from "Winter's Coming" to "Winter's Here."  I put on my long johns as soon as I got home.  We had a little...
Most of the country calls it fall but in southwestern Minnesota we only have two seasons.  Right now we're in the waning days of "Winter's Coming," staring into the icy blue eyes of "Winter's Here."  Harvest will start any day now, one farmer will start harvesting his soybeans and...
The garden is still fully in charge, we froze over 100 quarts of sweet corn, we're working on beets, digging carrots and drying onions.  It sucks more time out of my day than I can spare but I'll revel in it in February when I'm tasting fresh, home grown...
Its been raining here, three inches yesterday, that's on top of two the week before.  Not enough to damage the crops, maybe it'll boost the yield but it makes the garden a mess.  I'm getting a five-gallon bucket of green beans every four days, the sweet corn is awesome,...
It's drier than a popcorn fart here.  Not as bad as the East River area of South Dakota but its gettin' to hurtin' time.  But what the hell, we've been on the rough edge of hurtin' fer certain for a decade now.  You'd think we'd be used to it....
The dogs and I just finished trooping the line.  Every day when I return from work its time to troop the line.  The dogs are dying to smell every track and trail left by the creatures who have trespassed our boundaries.  Saga Horribilus, a Panda Bear Boxer tipping the...