November 11, 2016: What a difference a year makes

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A few weeks ago, a list was created of all of the things we had to accomplish before the snow begins to fly here in the frigid north. It wasn’t a short list- a full sheet of paper by the time we were done. Winterizing vehicles, getting livestock barns in place, moving nursery stock, insulating buildings. But I am proud …

Rocketing Towards Fall- September 29, 2016

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It’s been several crazy weeks since our last blog post. Fall is quickly approaching up here in the north. A 10-day trip to Australia to visit with farmers and some sight-seeing with Gabby, a busy field season, harvesting sweet clover, getting the equipment into shape, a longer-than welcome bout with bronchitis and walking pneumonia, finishing the laboratory facility, and a …

Life exceeds expectations: July 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016 Sometimes life exceeds your expectations. The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity, and we continue to ride the wave of events on the road to solidifying the Blue Dasher Farm Initiative here in Deuel County. I am looking forward to reaching a time and place when I can step back and put my feet …

Ready for winter: June 11, 2016

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June 11, 2016   Unreasonably hot weather can really suck the life and joy out of things.   For most of the week, temperatures were in the upper 90s; as miserable as it gets. Nevertheless, the team of students worked in the scorching sun all day, and nearly every day. Claire, Mike and Jacob’s projects are all moving ahead full …

The last frost? May 15, 2016

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It was a rainy and cold week on Blue Dasher Farm last week. Indeed, the frost on Friday morning reassured me that maybe it was a good thing that I hadn’t planted any crops yet. The weather notwithstanding, we accomplished a lot this week. Last weekend, we successfully harnessed “Man’s red flower” (…to quote King Louie). Before we could plant …