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 By Mary Honrud    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

A Deadline, is a Deadline, is a Deadline

EDITOR'S NOTE: This column was slated to run in the July 21 edition, but was held due to lack of space. In case anyone who isn’t advertising in or writing columns for the Glasgow Courier hasn’t noticed yet, the deadline for each week’s issue...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    July 14, 2021

Hooray for Rain!

We've had a short break from the brutally hot weather. Twice last week we woke to temperatures that had dropped into the high 50's. Having the windows open overnight was a treat. Blankets were wanted....

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    June 2, 2021

Spicy Dish Made With Spring Garden Bounty

As is normal each spring, some things perk up faster than others. Such is the case with rhubarb, chives and asparagus. Hating to see such things go to waste, I have a couple recipes and a suggestion to share that take advantage of these spring...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    May 5, 2021

Yard Work, Cooking, and Drinking

Finally, a Sunday without snow, although it’s cold and blustery, with spits of rain. Unfortunately, those spits were not nearly enough for this dry country, but they do help to keep our hopes for more rain alive. There was some advancement made...

 

Sounds Like a Broken Record

It’s starting to feel like I’m living through the movie Groundhog Day: another Sunday heralding a return of colder weather, with the prospect of intermittent bouts of snow flurries thrown in for good measure. Early on Sunday, the sky to the west...

 

Sunday Blathering

Why does it seem that every Sunday brews up some not-so-nice weather? Or is it just me that feels that way? Way up here, far beyond the Middle of Nowhere, this past Sunday gave us lots and lots of...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    April 7, 2021

Cooking, Cleaning, Clearing

Yesterday I was asked why there weren’t any recipes last week. I’d simply blathered on long enough about other things that I’d run out of room. So I hope you’re prepared for a bit of an overload about cooking this week. Or you could skip on...

 

Springtime in Montana

It’s definitely a Montana-style spring going on: spits of rain one day, flurries of snow the next. Between the two, we measured .08” of moisture last week, and every bit counts. The snow Friday evening measured about 3” of wet fluff. It was...

 

Seeds, Spaghetti and French Bread

The seeds for this year’s garden have been purchased. The seed catalogs were of no help - I’ve continued to ignore both the ones that came snail-mail and the daily barrage of emailed exhortations to have “the best garden ever” if only I’ll...

 

I'm Back

Let me start with a quick apology for having been missing from the Courier for the past month. I really wasn’t procrastinating. Family matters kept me from even thinking about either gardening or cooking. I’ve noticed lots of geese flying north...

 

Doctors Visits and Well Being

MARY HONRUD FOR THE COURIER We’ve had another trip to Billings, this one for a couple of medical reasons. The main one was for another follow-up on Dennis’s shoulder procedure. The healing of that shoulder is proceeding extremely well. He’s...

 

Living With the Whole Life Challenge

During the times I spend doing the Whole Life Challenge (WLC), there’s a new Well Being Practice (WBP - you’d almost think it’s a gov’t program with all these acronyms) each week. This current challenge started with making a “Do Not Do...

 

Procrastinating Again

MARY HONRUD FOR THE COURIER I'd been so good lately at getting my column written and sent in well before the Monday deadline, that having having procrastination raise its oh-so-tempting head really...

 

Back in Montana

We are home again after our latest trip to Florida. We spent a great deal of time down there hanging out at ice rinks, watching our grandsons playing hockey. They’re in different age groups, the older being a squirt while the younger is a mite. Bot...

 

Enduring Epiphytes Exposed? Or Further Florida Flora

There are many more epiphytes than most of us non-botanists are aware. I've done a little more studying on these plants, which comprise roughly ten percent of all plant species. So if you are bored...

 

Florida Fauna

MARY HONRUD FOR THE COURIER While walking along foot paths towards the beach on Sanibel Island in Florida, I took note of the thick "vines" I thought were snaking their way up and around other trees....

 

Blah Humbug

It's so easy to waste time scrolling through all the apps on my phone, instead of what I should be doing. I know I need to get a column written, typed up (iPad usage), proofread, and sent in. But...

 

Going Nuts

This past week found me finally getting into the spirit of holiday “baking”. I’d been meaning to do this since I put up our artificial tree. The assembly of the tree occurred before Thanksgiving. I refuse to apologize or feel bad about...

 

Flora and Fauna

Last week, one of my many plants unsuccessfully attempted harakiri by flinging itself off the top of the baker’s rack. Sitting in the living room, we heard a loud crash from the breakfast nook. Alarmed, I hurried to check it out. A green vine had...

 

Soup and Salad

Editor's Note: This column was submitted on Nov. 22 however was not placed in the Nov. 25 issue due to space. This week's column could be rather short - or not. I do tend to get long-winded at...

 

Complaints Yielded Results

I do believe all my complaining about winter arriving early and Montana not understanding how a calendar works has actually paid off. The snow has melted away, thanks to the wind, rain, and warmer (above freezing!) temperatures. Don’t ruin my joy...

 

Winter Of Discontent

The calendars are all wrong. It looks like we’re skipping fall this year and are jumping straight into winter. It’s going to be a long one. Dennis pointed out, as I complained, that we did get some Indian summer (are we allowed to use that...

 

Winter Isn't Coming, It's Arrived

I think Mother Nature has it in for us in Montana. She's trying to start winter while according to the calendar, it's still fall. I recently remarked that Montana just doesn't understand the...

 

Fall Clean-Up

This is the time of year I'm thoroughly tired of gardening. I'm ready for it to be finished. The wheat crop is all in the bins, the trees are turning color and dropping leaves like crazy, and I'm...

 

Fall is Here – Ick!

I had a a few weeks off from writing, which has really helped me without my having to ask for it. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the John Deere Trac, running the grain cart while Dennis runs the combine. The houseplants had already been...

 

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