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  • Livability ranks 100 best small to mid-sized cities to live in the U.S.

    The Rural Blog
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Is your town one of the best places to live in the U.S.? Livability has announced its second-annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S. "As Livability’s editors and writers crisscross the U.S in search of great stories, we find that time and again, the best tales are told in the Main Street diners, corner churches, park benches and even the mayor’s offices of small to mid-sized cites and towns," says Livability. "Far from letting time pass them by, these communities are doubling down on livability for their residents." Missoula, Mont.Towns were judged based on…
  • 5 Things to Look Into When Renting a Storage Unit

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    Emi
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Storage unit serves a lot of good purpose for people who use it. It comes very handy for people who just need an extra space on their home or office, moving in to a new place or for someone who will be enjoying a gap year without sacrificing of selling the things they own. Self storage is an option to go whenever anyone is on this kind of situation because not only that it is convenient storage unit rental can give you savings of putting your things off somewhere rather than buying a new place just to cater your needs for an extra space. However, what do you need to look into before renting a…
  • Speak Your Piece: High Cost of Banishment

    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
    editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Reservation uses a traditional but rare punishment in an attempt to address violence and drug-trade problems. But does the practice go too far? Photo via Thirteen Moons An aerial view of Perch Lake, on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. For hundreds of years Native Americans have fought colonization and banishment from their own lands. Now, in an ironic twist, some Native Americans are being banished from their reservations back to these same stolen lands in an attempt to address  problems with violence and crime.Tribal banishment is not new, but it appears…
  • Don't Muddy the Water

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    Guest Writer
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Guest Writer on September 15, 2014 - 12:00amBy Trisha Jackson, Trisha.Jackson@sdstate.edu, South Dakota State UniversityDemocracy can work if we use it. It doesn’t function well when stakeholders refuse to come to the table, blocking any attempts for compromise.With the goal of protecting the clean water that we all depend on, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers released a clarification of the Clean Water Act last spring. Since then, industry groups have made it their mission to muddy this rule clarification, painting it as a choice between clean water and…
  • Where is your god now?

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    coozledad
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    We done got us a headquarters before the Republicans around here could wash the dookie out their morning shorts. It’s a big ol’ thang what used to be a hair salon and tattoo parlor and when people come in they sit down and talk like it was the most natural electric blue walled place you would sit and talk about the drunks on the other side careening into political obscurity. I’m not denying we have our drunks. I’m one of our drunks. It gives my life a particular shape. But I’m a social drunk, who believes that climbing into the driver’s seat of a car while…
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    Small Biz Survival

  • 5 Retail Holiday Tips for 2014

    Becky McCray
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Now’s the time to start planning your holiday displays. Don’t forget that Thanksgiving and Halloween will be here soon. Photo by Becky McCray.    In any retail business, the last quarter of the year may beat the entire rest of the year for sales. That’s enough reason to to pay extra attention to getting ready to make the most of it. Here are five of my ideas on how to get more people through your doors in the holidays. 1. Make sure you have what your customers want. All the promotion in the world won’t drive customers to a business that doesn’t offer what people…
  • Brag Basket supplies the good news

    Small Biz Survival
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    You provide the good news, and we’ll tote it all in the Brag Basket.   The Brag Basket is open! This one is for September 12-14, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. If you are reading this by email, just reply to the email with your good news. I’ll add it to the comments. Don’t like to brag? Just…
  • How SeaTurtle Sports found their Small Town Advantage

    Small Biz Survival
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    One of the goals of SeaTurtle Sports was to get more people interacting and playing together in the real world “offline.” Photo used by permission.   Guest Post by SeaTurtle Sports Co-founder Allen Bell and Allison Goldman, Director of SeaTurtle Sports Allen and Jeanne Bell launched SeaTurtle Sports in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2003 to design and manufacture premium beach and backyard games. As its founders, we observed a lack of new ideas in the category and what we felt was an unhealthy shift away from traditional “offline” interaction among family and friends. In…
  • Deducting your home office – webinar Wednesday

    Maesz
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Just using an area in your home as an office isn’t enough to qualify to deduct it. Find out more from the IRS.   Rural business owners commonly use part of their home in their business. This can include using an extra bedroom as a home office, an specific area of one room for product crafting such as sewing, an exterior building like a shed or garage for production or research, or a specific section of your lot or grounds for storage. The IRS allows US business owners to deduct some certain business usage of their homes with some very specific qualification criteria. A webinar…
  • Brag Basket is where you share your good news

    Small Biz Survival
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Congratulations to our friend Vanessa Everhart from Bennington, Kansas, for getting a photo and mention in the “big town newspaper” The Hutchinson News. Great to see this write up on Marci Penner and the KanStarter crowd funding app they are working on!   The Brag Basket is open! This one is for September 5-7, 2014. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is…
 
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  • Toyota Motor plans rural push to boost india sales of compact models

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    NEW DELHI: The local unit of Toyota Motor is planning to expand marketing focus on rural India to shore up sales of its sluggish compact models, following the successful strategy of rivals Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor which sell a sizeable number of ...
  • New Hope for Rural Areas Short on Doctors

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could ...
  • Home sprinkler system promoted to rural residents

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    A sprinkler system that can be installed in homes is being promoted to rural residents at the International Plowing Match. “More people die in residential home fires than any other fires in this province,” said Essa Fire Chief Cynthia Ross Tustin.
  • Youth group conduct annual tour for rural students

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    NASHIK: A group of youngsters from the city have for the last decade have been visiting nearby villages and teaching tribal students. This year, they have started bringing the students to the city. The youth under the Adhaar Foundation would visit rural ...
  • MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    In the United States, there are approximately 28,000 pediatric medical subspecialists and surgical specialists to care for more than 80 million children. Most practice in academic settings, often a long drive from rural areas. About one in three children ...
 
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  • Letter from Langdon: Great and Small

    editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    In food production, as in so many other areas of life, maybe it’s the little things that matter most. Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a model of the microbial environment inside the human gut. The model will be composed of three-dimensional human intestinal cells cultured with specific gut bacteria. Americans are getting bigger. There's no doubt about it. At 5 feet 8 inches and 150 pounds, I was one of the biggest kids in my freshman class. It was that fact, rather than my doubtful…
  • Mitchell, S.D. -- Home of the Brain Gain

    editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Traditionally known for its Corn Palace, the South Dakota city has invested in high-tech infrastructure and created a new identity based on old strengths of community. Photo by Tom Kelly The Mitchell Corn Palace sports a new look every year, always hand-crafted with ears of South Dakota corn. This year the corn palace began a year-long remodeling project to modernize its appearance and amenities. It’s hard to talk about Mitchell, South Dakota, without getting just a little, well, corny. This city of more than 15,200 residents in the state’s south central I-90 corridor boasts a…
  • Speak Your Piece: High Cost of Banishment

    editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Minnesota’s Fond du Lac Reservation uses a traditional but rare punishment in an attempt to address violence and drug-trade problems. But does the practice go too far? Photo via Thirteen Moons An aerial view of Perch Lake, on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. For hundreds of years Native Americans have fought colonization and banishment from their own lands. Now, in an ironic twist, some Native Americans are being banished from their reservations back to these same stolen lands in an attempt to address  problems with violence and crime.Tribal banishment is not new, but it appears…
  • Nitrogen: Too Much of a Good Thing?

    editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    The recent algae bloom that created a drinking water crisis for Toledo should serve as a wake-up call. Farmers need to start following good nitrate application practices or more regulation could be in store. Photo by Joshua Lott for The New York Times Lake Erie's algae bloom washed ashore at Maumee Bay State Park near Toledo, Ohio. Growing up, one of the events we looked forward to was the church pot luck dinner.There were so many delicious choices as we worked out way down the table. It was easy to overfill the plate, and the desserts were still ahead.It took more than one pot luck…
  • Speak Your Piece: A Whopper of a Deal

    editor
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    What do corporations get in return for their political contributions? Plenty. An agriculture policy professor argues that unlimited corporate money in politics hurts America’s working families. Cartoon by Monty Wolverton Burger King is in talks to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Horton. In Wall-Street Banker lingo, this deal will be a “tax inversion,” moving Burger King’s headquarters from the U.S. to CanadaTax inversions are on the rise because they allow the parent company to escape or reduce U.S. corporate income taxes. That is a Whopper of a Deal for…
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  • Don't Muddy the Water

    Guest Writer
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Guest Writer on September 15, 2014 - 12:00amBy Trisha Jackson, Trisha.Jackson@sdstate.edu, South Dakota State UniversityDemocracy can work if we use it. It doesn’t function well when stakeholders refuse to come to the table, blocking any attempts for compromise.With the goal of protecting the clean water that we all depend on, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers released a clarification of the Clean Water Act last spring. Since then, industry groups have made it their mission to muddy this rule clarification, painting it as a choice between clean water and…
  • Beware Corporate "Right to Farm"

    John Crabtree
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on September 15, 2014 - 12:00amOn August 5th, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment supported by a coalition of major corporate farming interests, which spent over $1 million to secure its passage. The amendment was couched in farmer-friendly phrasing and legal language with unclear ramifications - … the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri. However,…
  • Bringing the Farm Back to School

    Elisha Smith
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    By Elisha Smith on September 9, 2014 - 2:53pmChildren across Nebraska are back in school, mourning the loss of summer, and probably unenthused about their school lunches. But there might be something new on the menu, thanks to a Nebraska Farm to School pilot program that more than a dozen Nebraska schools are partaking in, some students will forego the same old cafeteria fare, and enjoy fresh and locally sourced produce.In recognition of the growing importance and role of Nebraska Farm to School programs, Governor Dave Heineman is expected to declare October, “Nebraska Farm to School…
  • The Science Behind Planet Earth’s Atmosphere

    Steph Larsen
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    By Steph Larsen on September 8, 2014 - 7:50amSummer is hotter than winter, right? Ever wonder why summer is warmer than winter, and why Phoenix is hotter than Fargo? The answer to both of these questions, of course, has to do with how much heat is coming into the atmosphere, and how much is going out.The sun’s rays are much more directly overhead in the summer because our side of the Earth is pointed towards the sun and less directly overhead in the winter. Likewise, the sun’s rays in Phoenix are more direct over a longer part of the year, so it is warmer than Fargo.When the sun’s rays…
  • October Is National Farm to School Month

    Sarah Smith
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    By Sarah Smith on September 5, 2014 - 5:29amOn September 11, 2014, Nebraska Governor Heineman will sign a proclamation initiated by the Center for Rural Affairs declaring October 2014 as the state's Farm to School Month. Political figures across the state will be invited to sit at lunch tables and join in a meal with students.The proclamation reads: “THEREFORE, the state of Nebraska declares October as Farm to School Month, recognizing the nutritional, academic, and economic opportunities local food and school partnerships provide for Nebraskans.”Food service directors will be…
 
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Grants that might be helpful to rural broadband projects

    Ann Treacy
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    I perused the list of grants from the recent Minnesota Rural Partners Roundup. I didn’t dig in too deep but the following looked like they might be potential resources… Bush Foundation offers two opportunities to help your organization move toward innovation: 2015 Community Innovation Grants — support for community problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions — applications accepted through October 9. Community Creativity Cohort — a one-time program designed to both recognize and learn from exemplary organizations that…
  • Border to Border Infrastructure Grant Program Prep Materials Online Now

    Ann Treacy
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    It looks like the applications aren’t out yet – but the Office of Broadband Development just released more information on the Border to Border Infrastructure Grant Program. I feel like it’s a little like when the waitress brings the ketchup – the burger can’t be far away… Border to Border Infrastructure Grant Program Supplemental FAQs now available We’ve added a few Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to our initial compilation and they are available on our website at http://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/broadband/grant-program/index.jsp (under “More…
  • Strut your Stuff Lake of the Woods: Getting seniors, youth and businesses connected

    Ann Treacy
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Baudette connects to Canada via a bridge built by local entrepreneur. Bernadine Joselyn was quick enough to make the connection to that bridge and the current growing connection/use of the Internet. It was interesting to hear what is happening in such a remote area. The Youth Center mentioned this was the first grant they have ever received. They just don’t have the volume of people to serve in the community to meet the threshold of some grants and foundations. Also interesting to hear the impact of WiFi in the Senior Center – more people coming in for the space and the WiFi. One of the…
  • Brain Gain and broadband: Communties need broadband and leadership!

    Ann Treacy
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    I wrote about the role of broadband in the brain gain wave in 2011 – so it’s fun to see it pop up again. The idea is that rural areas aren’t necessarily losing populaiton. Many young people do leave rural areas for high education and first jobs – but many move back when they have enough expereince and clout to choose where to live and get a job – more than move for a job. Aaron Brown picks up on this in a recent article for Blandin Outposts… Bell and his co-authors find that high-speed internet connectivity is a cornerstone in the attraction of returning professionals, something…
  • No FTTH for the Governor

    Ann Treacy
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    The real reason I’m a little sad about this is that I live just a few miles from the Governor and I was hopeful. Also I walk by the Governor’s mansion a few times a week – they have been digging up the from yard for something. Seems like it might have been a good opportunity to Dig Once, but according to the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal, the Governor will not be experiencing fiber-tastic broadband speeds anytime soon… A plan to create a high-speed Internet link to the Minnesota governor’s mansion in St. Paul has been shelved amid questions about its purpose and $261,000…
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  • Despite success of Obamacare in Kentucky, newly insured residents still plan to vote Republican

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Kentucky's success with federal health reform appears to be having little impact on voters in a state that traditionally favors Republicans, Abby Goodnough reports for The New York Times. In fact, many residents who now only have insurance because of President Obama's Affordable Care Act still openly dislike the current administration.About 10 percent of Kentuckians have obtained health insurance "through the state’s online insurance marketplace—albeit mostly through Medicaid, not private plans—and none of the technology failures that plagued other enrollment websites," Goodnough…
  • USDA meat inspection system is understaffed, in disarray, food safety advocates say

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    New U.S. Department of Agriculture poultry inspection rules could have a negative impact on a meat inspection business that food safety advocates, members of Congress and some inspectors contend is in disarray, Mike McGraw reports for the Hale Center for Journalism. The poultry rules "will allow poultry plant employees—instead of USDA inspectors—to help determine whether chicken is wholesome and safe to eat. It’s a move critics see as a 'privatization' of meat inspection that could spread to beef and pork processing plants." "Meanwhile, years of preparations for the Oct. 24 changeover…
  • Livability ranks 100 best small to mid-sized cities to live in the U.S.

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Is your town one of the best places to live in the U.S.? Livability has announced its second-annual ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S. "As Livability’s editors and writers crisscross the U.S in search of great stories, we find that time and again, the best tales are told in the Main Street diners, corner churches, park benches and even the mayor’s offices of small to mid-sized cites and towns," says Livability. "Far from letting time pass them by, these communities are doubling down on livability for their residents." Missoula, Mont.Towns were judged based on…
  • Study links injection wells to earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    A dramatic rise in earthquakes since 2001 in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico can be linked to deep injection of wastewater underground, says a study by the the U.S. Geological Survey to be published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. The study said that the Raton Basin, which straddles New Mexico and Colorado, had one earthquake of 3.8 magnitude or higher from 1972 to 2001, but since the area has seen an increase in drilling, the area had 16 earthquakes from 2001 to 2013, Tamara Audi reports for The Wall Street Journal. "A magnitude 5.3 quake in August 2011…
  • Documentary shows life in a booming North Dakota oil town through the eyes of children

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:02 am
    A documentary short about the North Dakota Bakken Shale boom making the rounds at film festivals is scheduled to be screened this week at the Logan Film Festival in Utah. What makes the award-winning film "White Earth" unique is that it is almost exclusively shot from the point-of-view of children whose lives have been affected by living in White Earth, N.D., either because their lifelong home has been overrun by large numbers of people, because their family relocated to the town to find work or because high costs of living have have adversely affected their lives. One 10-year old girl said,…
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  • Hudson River Valley Ramble Is More Than A Walk In The Park -- Road Trips Section -- Excursions

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    8 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Tour Innisfree Garden in Millbrook on September 27. By Amy Krzanik The 15th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble is something of a misnomer, as it involves so much more than leisurely strolls. Occurring every Saturday and Sunday in September, the Ramble celebrates the trails, the river and the historic and cultural resources of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area, which extends from Saratoga County to the Bronx. It includes guided walks of all types, but also encompasses fun runs and races for charity, hikes and bike tours, kayak and canoe trips, stargazing, bird watching…
  • Young Farmers Create Hudson’s New Upstreet Farmers’ Market -- Community Section -- News

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    8 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
  • Recipe: Pallid Mary Mix -- Food Section -- Recipes

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Twice a month, Berkshire native Alana Chernila, mother of two, and author of the cookbook, The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making (Clarkson Potter), contributes a thoughtful and heartfelt essay/recipe created exclusively for Rural Intelligence readers. Her first cookbook has achieved top-seller status, and Chernila has a new one in the works, titled “The Homemade Kitchen,” due out in 2015. I’ll admit, there are certainly worse jobs out there than testing homemade Bloody Mary mixes. So, committed to my cause, I soldier on. It all started innocently enough.
  • A Benefit Concert For Berkshire Bach Is Intimate And Inspiring -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    amykrzanik@gmail.com
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Lisa Green reports from Hillsdale. Sunshine streamed into the hilltop home of Richard Collens, and the music was equally sparkling at the benefit concert for Berkshire Bach on Sunday, September 7. Pianist Jeewon Park, cellist Edward Arron and the stentorian Bejamin Luxon as narrator performed a program of Bach, Poulenc and Piaazzolla — not all necessarily the programming one might find at a Berkshire Bach concert, but perfectly matched for an afternoon of chamber music “the way it is mean tot be heard,” as the host likes to call his frequent home concerts. At left, Richard Collens, a…
  • A Special Evening With John Luther Adams For Audubon Sharon -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

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    7 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Rachel Louchen reports from Sharon. “Birdsong is beyond the reach of our ears; I translate,” said composer John Luther Adams as he addressed the crowd at a very special benefit for Audubon Sharon on Saturday, September 6. A longtime supporter of the Audubon, Adams, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music, performed “songbirdsongs,” which demonstrated nature’s influence on his work, specifically the sounds of birds. The one-hour performance was a captivating experience, no doubt helped out by the pastoral atmosphere outside the home of hosts Alexandra and Frederick Peters.
 
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  • A Bone Marrow Aspiration Can Be Done To Collect Bone Marrow For Medical Procedures

    Linda Wilhemsen
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    The success of an autologous stem cell transplant depends on the type and stage of the disease and your general health and your age. The original disease may come back after the transplant. Using your own stem cells in a transplant is safer than using someone else’s, because your body will not reject your own stem cells. But stem cells from our own marrow or blood may still contain some cancer cells. So the stem cells may be treated to get rid of any cancer cells before being put back into your body. This, of course, is crucial to make sure that the cancer is not put back into the body…
  • Benefits of Modular Offices

    Emi
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Having a physical location can be very advantageous to a lot of businesses. Clients can visit the office and can discuss face to face about their concerns and inquiries. Despite the growing influence of internet communication, nothing beats the personal approach. However, having your own office space can also be very costly. You need to invest a huge amount of money in order to make sure that it will have the kind of environment you envisioned to have. If you would want an office that will truly be worthy of your investment, then consider having a modular office. office Modular Offices are…
  • 5 Things to Look Into When Renting a Storage Unit

    Emi
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Storage unit serves a lot of good purpose for people who use it. It comes very handy for people who just need an extra space on their home or office, moving in to a new place or for someone who will be enjoying a gap year without sacrificing of selling the things they own. Self storage is an option to go whenever anyone is on this kind of situation because not only that it is convenient storage unit rental can give you savings of putting your things off somewhere rather than buying a new place just to cater your needs for an extra space. However, what do you need to look into before renting a…
  • How can you use color in your shades and shutter palate?

    Caroline Yates
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    When you are working with a new design for your window treatments, there are probably a lot of questions running through your mind. The biggest question, for many people, is how can you use color to highlight your furnishings, trinkets, and the lighting in a room, and, of course, what is currently in style to help you achieve that perfect look? The good news is that there are a lot of color styles that are currently popular, making it easy for you to design the best window treatment look for you and for your home! With all the right colors and designs in mind, you will be able to make the…
  • Is hormone replacement right for you?

    Shauna
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    It used to be that almost everyone took some sort of hormone replacement therapy once they got to menopause but now people are starting to look at the subject more carefully. Hormone replacement therapy has a lot of benefits but it is not right for everyone. If you are considering taking additional hormones to get through menopause, you should first ask yourself these questions and then go talk to your doctor or one of the skilled and knowledgeable staff at Stark Pharmacy. That way you can be sure that you are making the right decision and are fully informed over what you are doing to your…
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  • Ag water in context

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • Polis Is This

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • An author’s West of dreams and nightmares

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Malcolm Brooks mingles romanticism with pragmatic realities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hcn/most-recent/~4/FtMe1gm8DrE" height="1" width="1"/>
  • Incredible arrogance

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
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  • Photographs of America’s pronghorn antelope

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    Review of “A Pronghorn Year” by Dick Kettlewell.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/hcn/most-recent/~4/8z4aU6T7T3I" height="1" width="1"/>
 
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  • Now they’re paying cash for their whackaloon editorials.

    coozledad
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    In a Moebius strip of Republican mole rat arse chewing, Larry “Swamp Tater” Yarborough has had “The Committee To Elect Larry Yarborough” fund his latest jello wrestling match with the English language right there on page A9 of the Courier Times. I don’t know about you, but when I hear “The Committee To Elect Larry Yarborough” I get a mental image of a) The guys in the psych ward playing matchstick poker for cigarettes. b) Larry Yarborough. Once again, Larry’s selected target is the NAACP, or the president of its county chapter. This is…
  • Where is your god now?

    coozledad
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    We done got us a headquarters before the Republicans around here could wash the dookie out their morning shorts. It’s a big ol’ thang what used to be a hair salon and tattoo parlor and when people come in they sit down and talk like it was the most natural electric blue walled place you would sit and talk about the drunks on the other side careening into political obscurity. I’m not denying we have our drunks. I’m one of our drunks. It gives my life a particular shape. But I’m a social drunk, who believes that climbing into the driver’s seat of a car while…
  • We are coming for you, dipshits.

    coozledad
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    The Republicans in this town closed ranks and denied us our first couple of picks for headquarters. The names and the motives bubbled up as they’re wont to do in a little town slightly beyond the reach of liberal prosperity and its concomitant symptoms of good food, music and fun. It was no surprise to those of us who’ve had to look into the dull eyes of Leigh Woodall at an early voting location, asking us where we’re from, who’s paying us, who’s giving us the endless salad bar at some place other than Dave Newell’s failed country club. But nobody’s…
  • One for Michael G

    coozledad
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Between October 1966 and June 1969, 246,000 soldiers were recruited through Project 100,000, of which 41% were black, while blacks only made up about 11% of the population of the US.[56] Of the 27 million draft-age men between 1964 and 1973, 40% were drafted into military service, and only 10% were actually sent to Vietnam. This group was made up almost entirely of either work-class or rural youth. College students who did not avoid the draft were generally sent to non-combat and service roles or made officers, while high school drop-outs and the working class were sent into combat roles.
  • Goodbye, Skinny

    coozledad
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The chickens are older than us, and wiser to nature. But they’re also stupid. My dear friend Skinnerbox has gone to feed the Foxes. I will miss her because when I was drunk or hungover and I stretched myself out on a blanket in the garden while my wife dug potatoes, Skinnerbox would visit me and ask me to comb the mites from her wattles. I can’t describe the phenomenon of an intelligent chicken to a layman. She was both aggressive and loving, in a sort of sine wave pattern you had to watch for, or she’d make you bleed. When I was recovering from an arm injury, she’d jump in my lap and…
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    Fantasy Gift Shoppe

  • Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

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  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully tees

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse. $34.95 Maully is still a romantic at heart... she's no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has experience in mending them. More color and size choices available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead, crazy,
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    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Maully is no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has some experience in mending them too. $26.95 Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse, Maully is still a romantic at heart... More size and color options available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead,
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    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Maully the Lil' Freaque grasps her heart in her hands, saving it for the special someone. "It's yours" $3.75 Maully, cute zombie dolly holds her heart in her hands. Need more flair? Express yourself with Zazzle custom buttons. Choose from thousands of cool and colorful designs, customize, or make your own. Five sizes from 1.25"-6" in diameter. Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
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    A Citizen's Guide to Indiana

  • “If I pay a man enough to buy my car, he’ll buy my car”

    Doug Masson
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Sheila Kennedy has a post discussing Indiana’s economic activity and sales tax. She references an Indiana Business Journal report indicating that low wages are bad for business and hurt the economy. Discussing Indiana’s heavy reliance on sales taxes, she also references Standard & Poor indicating that “the slowdown in wage growth for most Hoosiers means they’re not spending much more money than before. And our wealthiest residents tend to save a greater share of their income and spend it on untaxed services.” None of this is surprising. Sales taxes are known to…
  • School Officials Oppose Non-Degree Teachers

    Doug Masson
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Haley Dover, writing for the Lafayette Journal & Courier, has an article entitled “Local school officials oppose non-degree teachers.” The article is about a decision by our mostly dysfunctional State Board of Education’s decision to allow people without teaching degrees into the classrooms. They would have to have a B-average in a subject area and pass one exam. “This whole idea that someone can just walk in and start teaching is ridiculous,” said Rocky Killion, superintendent of West Lafayette Community School Corp. “It’s as ridiculous as me passing an exam…
  • Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

    Doug Masson
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    I guess the news about Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hitting his kid in the name of discipline has prompted some new discussions about corporal punishment – a fancy term that helps us avoid saying “hitting kids.” I see from this Baltimore Sun editorial that the U.S. is joined only by Somalia in refusing to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child ‘in part because the treaty aimed at ending child trafficking includes language about “acting in the best interest of a child.’ That, in turn, has been interpreted by some in the U.S. Senate as…
  • Mike Pence quotes the Bible on foreign policy

    Doug Masson
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is totally not running for President, decided to quote the Bible while giving a speech on foreign policy. He said, “The Old Book says, ‘If the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will know to get ready for battle?’” This is from 1 Corinthians 14:8. But there are other Bible verses that give more specific advice on foreign policy that Gov. Pence could have quoted. It would have been pretty badass if he had gone with Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy 7:1-2 and 20:10-17: When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives…
  • Indiana Appeals Marriage Equality Decision to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Doug Masson
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Via the Indiana Law Blog, Indiana’s Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court asking for review of the 7th Circuit’s blistering opinion holding that Indiana’s “marriage protection” law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The respondent same sex couples seem to have filed their response almost at once. They agree that the U.S. Supreme Court should consider the case. They state the question as: Whether a statute violates the Equal Protection and…
 
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    high hopes gardens

  • August 24, 2014 – Reykjavik and Good Bye to Claire

    highhopesgardens
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    The last days were in Reykjavik – spent getting Claire settled into her apartment, getting groceries, household goods, a cell phone and the like. Again, I will just put a few photos in the blog post and put a slideshow that can be viewed full screen with many more photos at the end. We stayed three nights at this place – a flat adjacent to the harbor above a wood carving shop. This shot was taken out of the front window of the flat. Downtown pedestrian street in Reykjavik. This is Harpa, Reykjavik’s answer to the Sydney Opera house.  In the clouds and fog and daylight,…
  • August 23, 2014 – Snæfellsnes Peninsula

    highhopesgardens
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Just to fess up, I think a few days earlier I said that the day along part of the south coast was my favorite day, well, this day on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula really was my favorite. The day had a lot going for it – a rare sunny day, a beautiful peninsula with a volcano with a glacier on top of it, and a journey to the top of the glacier-topped mountain, with some beautiful coastline thrown in for good measure. Again, I will just put a few photos in the blog post and put a slideshow that can be viewed full screen with many more photos at the end. Snaefellsjokull glacier in the…
  • August 22, 2014 – Stykkisholmur, the Sea, and Icelandic Horses

    highhopesgardens
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Stykkisholmur is a small coastal village in western Iceland. Again, I will just put a few photos in the blog post and put a slideshow that can be viewed full screen with many more photos at the end. Claire overlooking adorable Stykkisholmur. One of the yellow buildings to the left of Claire’s head is where the helicopter/bar scene from the Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed. We headed out to sea here for a cruise to look at wildlife in some of the thousands of islands off the coast  in this part of Iceland. Many of the isolated islands have sheep that graze.  You might be able…
  • August 21, 2014 – Golden Circle

    highhopesgardens
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    The most popular tourist track in Iceland is called the Golden Circle – a one-day trip to Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, and Gulfoss waterfall. For my time, it was one of the least interesting days, but being close to Reykjavik, the attractions are easy to get to in a day. Again, I will just put a few photos in the blog post and put a slideshow that can be viewed full screen with many more photos at the end. Þingvellir is Iceland’s national shrine and most historic sites. The oldest existing parliament in the world first met here in 930 A.D. The Alþing met here every year to…
  • August 20, 2014 – Reykjanes Peninsula

    highhopesgardens
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    This area is around the airport, which is about 40 kilometers south of Reykjavík. It appears as a vast wasteland of lava flows from the air, and after leaving the airport, but there are some surprises here and there. Again, I will just put a few photos in the blog post and put a slideshow that can be viewed full screen with many more photos. At the Seltun geothermal area.  A Yellowstoney-type place with mud pots and steam vents. Yeah, not the fresh scent that is usually around the country. Most of Iceland’s power comes from geothermal and hydro power – 85%.  The water in…
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    A Place I call Home

  • It's been to long.....

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Where does time go?  How many times have we asked ourselves this question?  One minute  we are starting school, next thing you know we are graduating, going to college, getting a job,maybe getting married and having kids.  Our kids grow, they have kids and next thing you know we are grandparent and yet we still feel like that 20 something starting their first real job.  Yes time has a way of flying by.Case in point, I looked at the last time I posted and it was just over a year ago!  Wholly cow, yes where has time gone?  I look at the past year and oh my…
  • The house

    28 Aug 2013 | 10:39 am
    Well it's almost the end of summer vacation and the barbeque I was hoping to have this summer never happened and likely won't happen. Why you might ask, simply put, we are still not back into our home.  Yes June 16th has long come and gone, so has July and now we are nearing the end of August.As each new occupancy date approaches I try to remain optimistic, but those dates just keep coming and going.  There is another house inspection scheduled for this week, but some of the things which failed the last inspection still aren't complete and I am not holding my breath that they will…
  • Our weekend away....

    9 Apr 2013 | 7:21 pm
    Most of you who follow me on FB know that we had a house fire back in November.  Since that time we have been living in my father-in-laws basement suite.  I am very thankful for that, as the alternative would have been living in a motel, and in my area there aren't that many places that I would want to stay in for long periods of time.The other fortunate or at times I think unfortunate thing about staying in the suite is that it is right next door to our home that is being rebuilt.  Pros and cons to that. Hubby has been able to monitor the progress to the tee.  Everyday…
  • Sky Watch Friday

    5 Apr 2013 | 7:42 am
    These photos were taken in late February at a lake 10 mins from my house.  It's called Horne Lake.  It is very popular in the summer,but now a lot of folks are making it their homestead.  Horne Lake is well known for it's camping, fishing and the caves where you can explore by yourself or on a tour.If you would like to join in on the fun please check out other wonderful skies at Sky Watch Friday
  • An update on my brother.....

    4 Apr 2013 | 9:28 am
    Where on earth does time go?  Here we are the 4th of April already, Easter has come and gone, spring is well on it's way and in only a couple of months school will be out!It's been quite a winter and early spring.  Weather wise it's been very mild.  We had snow back in late November early December and nothing since then.  It rains but that is par for the course around here.  Although, I must say my little area is suppose to get the most sunshine than anywhere else on the Island and I tend to believe that.  For my friends in the mid eastern states and eastern…
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  • Don't Muddy the Water

    Guest Writer
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Guest Writer on September 15, 2014 - 12:00amBy Trisha Jackson, Trisha.Jackson@sdstate.edu, South Dakota State UniversityDemocracy can work if we use it. It doesn’t function well when stakeholders refuse to come to the table, blocking any attempts for compromise.With the goal of protecting the clean water that we all depend on, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers released a clarification of the Clean Water Act last spring. Since then, industry groups have made it their mission to muddy this rule clarification, painting it as a choice between clean water and…
  • Beware Corporate "Right to Farm"

    John Crabtree
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By John Crabtree on September 15, 2014 - 12:00amOn August 5th, Missourians voted on an ill-conceived “Right to Farm” constitutional amendment supported by a coalition of major corporate farming interests, which spent over $1 million to secure its passage. The amendment was couched in farmer-friendly phrasing and legal language with unclear ramifications - … the right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state, subject to duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by Article VI of the Constitution of Missouri. However,…
  • Bringing the Farm Back to School

    Elisha Smith
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    By Elisha Smith on September 9, 2014 - 2:53pmChildren across Nebraska are back in school, mourning the loss of summer, and probably unenthused about their school lunches. But there might be something new on the menu, thanks to a Nebraska Farm to School pilot program that more than a dozen Nebraska schools are partaking in, some students will forego the same old cafeteria fare, and enjoy fresh and locally sourced produce.In recognition of the growing importance and role of Nebraska Farm to School programs, Governor Dave Heineman is expected to declare October, “Nebraska Farm to School…
  • The Science Behind Planet Earth’s Atmosphere

    Steph Larsen
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    By Steph Larsen on September 8, 2014 - 7:50amSummer is hotter than winter, right? Ever wonder why summer is warmer than winter, and why Phoenix is hotter than Fargo? The answer to both of these questions, of course, has to do with how much heat is coming into the atmosphere, and how much is going out.The sun’s rays are much more directly overhead in the summer because our side of the Earth is pointed towards the sun and less directly overhead in the winter. Likewise, the sun’s rays in Phoenix are more direct over a longer part of the year, so it is warmer than Fargo.When the sun’s rays…
  • October Is National Farm to School Month

    Sarah Smith
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    By Sarah Smith on September 5, 2014 - 5:29amOn September 11, 2014, Nebraska Governor Heineman will sign a proclamation initiated by the Center for Rural Affairs declaring October 2014 as the state's Farm to School Month. Political figures across the state will be invited to sit at lunch tables and join in a meal with students.The proclamation reads: “THEREFORE, the state of Nebraska declares October as Farm to School Month, recognizing the nutritional, academic, and economic opportunities local food and school partnerships provide for Nebraskans.”Food service directors will be…
 
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    Bringing Home the Bacon

  • The Valley Recap: Yes, This is Really Happening (S1:E1)

    Holly Michael, APR
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Did you know that Dayton has its own reality show? It’s called The Real Housewives of Sherwood Forest. Ha! Just kidding. The show is actually called The Valley, brought to you by the same Dayton TV casting geniuses who developed Living Dayton.Unlike Living Dayton, which promised a show with locally grown hosts, and then launched with two dingbats who had once been to Columbus, The Valley does seem to have real people from Dayton's nicer suburbs in it, so far. The Valley follows “the journey of six high school graduates from the Miami Valley as they prepare for the next big step…
  • Snapshots on the Farm

    Holly Michael, APR
    23 May 2014 | 2:37 pm
    A beautiful spring sunset on the farm. In the foreground, weeds and manure. We will deal with that another day; for a few moments, at least, Husband and I were able to stop and enjoy the view.
  • Pig Sale Load-out: Claude' and the Supervisory Grandmas

    Holly Michael, APR
    26 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Tonight we are hosting our annual pig auction, which means we need to transport more than 100 little pigs to the fairgrounds for the sale.Fortunately, we had world-renowned pig groomer and wrangler, Claude', on hand to help us get all the pigs loaded into the FIVE trailers we used to get them over to the auction site.Here, Claude' is assisted by junior barn crew members Justin and Morgan, who sprang (sprung?) out of bed this morning, excited for a morning of pig loading and a day of pig washing.As exciting as it is to work with Claude', Husband and the other farmers on hand couldn't get too…
  • Snapshots on the Farm

    Holly Michael, APR
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Fair weather farmer that I am, I couldn't resist visiting the little pigs today. These crossbred piglets are a little over a month old. It might be hard to tell from this photo but the sow (momma) and her pigs have their own little house with a fenced in "yard." They have an automatic waterer outside and husband comes by twice a day to feed them--even on Easter.
  • WARNING: This Post is NOT about Boogers

    Holly Michael, APR
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Ever since I successfully parlayed my fourth grade spelling words into an award-winning story for my school's "I Can Write Contest," I have had the writing bug (and also the award bug, if I must be honest).So it made perfect sense that I would toss my hat into the ring for the 2014 Erma Bombeck Writing Competition. After all, Erma is famously from Dayton and was also told, "You can write."Before entering the contest I became a student of the event. I read winning entries from years past, I Googled around to try and find out past judges and I worked hard on my entry.There is actually a…
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    Great Plains Communications Blog

  • It’s Time To Make Your Life Easier!

    GreatPlainsComm
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you taken advantage of our Auto-Pay/Paperless Billing contest? If not, what are you waiting for?!? Great Plains Communications holds a monthly contest that rewards customers for signing up for Auto-Pay and Paperless Billing. To date, we have awarded over a dozen customers with $100 Visa Gift Card for each of the two billing services they have signed up for. That means you can win up to $200 in Visa Gift Cards when your name is chosen! Auto-Pay makes your life easier. When you sign-up for Auto-Pay, you will not have to worry about paying your bill on time again. You never have to remember…
  • What Can Your Internet Speed Do For You?

    GreatPlainsComm
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    * A version of this article appeared in our online newsletter.  To receive more articles like this, sign-up here. Do you know what you can do with your Internet speeds?  Our High-Speed Internet brings the entire world to your fingertips!  With faster than ever speeds in many areas, you just may be surprised by what you can do online.  When you enjoy speeds up to 3 or 5 Mbps, you can easily stream YouTube videos and download large files. These speeds will support video streaming from sites such as Netflix and are ideal for those who like to enjoy the Internet on a single device. However,…
  • What To Know Before You Think About Satellite TV

    GreatPlainsComm
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Most Cable consumers will inevitably contemplate switching to Satellite TV.  Sometimes, they’re drawn in by super-low promo offers or are tempted by channel options.  It is unfortunate, however, that many of these consumers will eventually end up with Satellite remorse due to several key problems with Satellite TV that just don’t exist with Cable Television. One key issue is the means through which Satellite streams the TV signal into the home.  A Satellite signal must travel through miles of airspace before it reaches the home.  During this time in space, there is ample opportunity…
  • In Remembrance of Our Friend, Mark Stottler

    GreatPlainsComm
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Great Plains Communications is mourning the loss of a dear friend and employee. Mark Stottler, Manager of CATV/Broadband Engineering, passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014. For 33 years, Mark was a wonderful member of our team. He brought an energy to his work and was well-liked by all. He had a passion for the telecommunications industry and served as the President SCTE Cable Association for many years. Like many who are born and raised in the heartland, he loved the outdoors. He particularly enjoyed sports such as fishing, golfing, and hunting. The family will have a visitation on Thursday…
  • Have You Seen MeTV?

    GreatPlainsComm
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Have you had the chance to check out MeTV, one of the newest channels on our updated Cable lineup? MeTV brings its viewers the best in classic television & iconic programs that rank among the more revered shows of all time. MeTV is the only place to see award-winning shows such as M.A.S.H., The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Rockford Files, Ironside, and many more. They also show science-fiction favorites such as Star Trek, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone.  Fans of TVLand will really enjoy the wealth of programming provided by MeTV! In addition to a vast amount of scheduled programming,…
 
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    Homesteading Today

  • Prepping gives you options on the road >> Planning an on the road adventure

    ghead
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    Trekking is not only a fun activity which can be done alone or in a group to enjoy some adventure; it is a great option to work out to keep healthy while sighting beautiful scenes along the way. Prepping gives you options on the road…  Planning an on the road adventure for a good trek […] The post Prepping gives you options on the road >> Planning an on the road adventure appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Review of the Best Survival Knives So You Can Survive

    Alice Benny
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:15 pm
    There are numerous survival knives available on the market. It can be confusing for you to select the best one. And now that you’ve read our Survival Knife Buyers Guide So You Survive Extreme Environments, if you haven’t click here survival knife. Here is a review of the best survival knives you can buy: 1.  KA-BAR […] The post Review of the Best Survival Knives So You Can Survive appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Survival Knife Buyers Guide So You Survive Extreme Environments

    Alice Benny
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:22 pm
    According to various survival experts around the globe, the most important tool or item in your survival kit is a dependable  survival knife. It is easily the most useful thing when it comes to surviving in extreme environments. You can use it as a weapon to hunt small prey and as also as a tool […] The post Survival Knife Buyers Guide So You Survive Extreme Environments appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Survival Kit for The Ka-Bar Survival Knife

    Alice Benny
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Survival Kit for the Ka-Bar Survival Knife Today, we are going to talk about the modifications I’ve done to my Ka-Bar Survival Knife. I actually have added a survival kit to my Ka-Bar Survival Knife sheath because I think it is a good idea to have a redundant kit to my main survival kit. Just […] The post Survival Kit for The Ka-Bar Survival Knife appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • KA-BAR Fighting Survival Knife Review – Standard of Excellence

    Alice Benny
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I love the KA-BAR Fighting Survival Knife! For me this is the standard by which I measure, compare and judge all other knifes. The KA-BAR Fighting Survival Knife has proven itself in survival situations, combat situations, work and utility situations. It’s a great knife, an incredible knife. There are knives out there that are specially designed […] The post KA-BAR Fighting Survival Knife Review – Standard of Excellence appeared first on Homesteading Today.
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    From Scratch Magazine

  • Homestead Roundup

    Melissa
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Every week we scour the internet and find things that our homesteading brethren might find interesting. – McDonalds is going sustainable. “To restore the shine to those arches, it’s time for the fast-food behemoth to chart a new course: one that acknowledges the growing consumer demand for good food, grown as close to home as possible, by sustainable, humane, and fair producers.” – They are finding that there are some tasks that you can perform in your sleep. That might be a possible solution to the enormous amount of work all of us homesteaders have as summer…
  • Farm Aid Performer: Carlene Carter

    Steven Jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Carlene Carter was one of the many talented musicians at Farm Aid this year. The 58-year-old (her birthday is on Sept. 26) is the daughter of June Carter and a talented musician herself. She played a set at Farm Aid and will be in another city (Louisville, KY, get tickets here) on Friday, Sept. 19 part of a hectic schedule over the next year. But she was thrilled to be a part of Farm Aid. “When you’re invited, it’s an honor,” she said. She considers the show an important part of her personal ideals and her upbringing. “It’s been a big part of my heritage,” she said. “They…
  • Farm Aid Farmer Profile: Fred Miller

    Steven Jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Fred Miller, of Hilltop Farm of Willow Springs, is the only certified organic farmer in Wake County NC, and has been for 10 years. This year is his first trip to Farm Aid in Raleigh, NC. His farm a former tobacco farm, has been in his wife’s family for 250 years. “It was actually a grant from the king of England,” he said. He’s one of the many farmers represented at Farm Aid 2014. “I’m excited to be here,” he said. Miller started farming about 15 years ago, rehabilitating about 45 acres of his wife’s family’s tobacco farm into organic production. Why organic? “I believe…
  • Ray Family Farms at Farm Aid 2014

    Steven Jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Chad Ray, right, and Jack Newbold of Ray Family Farms This year is the first year Chad Ray has been to Farm Aid and he’s excited. “If you’d told me I’d see Willie Nelson before 10 in the morning, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he said. Ray is the owner and operator of Ray Family Farms, of Bunn, NC. And he’s one of the many small farmers at the event to remind people of what Farm Aid is all about. “North Carolina is at a tipping point for local food,” Ray said. Ray has been a “lifestyle” farmer for most of his life. But he and his wife decided to turn their passion into a…
  • Farm Aid 2014: All the coverage with From Scratch magazine

    Steven Jones
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Updated 9:22 pm Farm Aid Performer Carlene Carter Carlene Carter was one of the many talented musicians at Farm Aid this year. The 58-year-old (her birthday is on Sept. 26) is the daughter of June Carter and a talented musician herself. She played a set at Farm Aid and will be in another city (Louisville, KY, get tickets here) on Friday, Sept. 19 part of a hectic schedule over the next year. But she was thrilled to be a part of Farm Aid. “When you’re invited, it’s an honor,” she said. Read more of the interview with Carlene Carter here. Farmer Profiles Ray Family Farms This year is…
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