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 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyle    January 19, 2022 

Home Again

We arrived back into Montana from sunny, warm Florida Thursday night, and we were back at home by Friday evening. It just kept getting cooler (I don't dare say colder after you all endured the...

 

From Trees to Fruits & Veggies

This week I had planned to write about mangrove trees. We'd been to see the manatees, those huge seal-like mammals that were supposedly mistaken for mermaids by sailors who'd obviously been out to...

 

Nuts, Berries, or Drupes?

First off, I feel I owe all of you another apology. Maybe a double one. We are on vacation in warm, sunny Florida, and so are (aren’t?) missing out on all that delicious below zero temps you’ve been enjoying. So that’s one (that we’re warmer...

 

Still Cookin'

We've had some frosty days, some very windy days, some snowy days, and some that combined all of those. The frosty days are my favorites, so pretty, they make everything sparkle. The trees look as...

 

Nuts! If You Prefer More Recipes...

Since I wrote last week, the only thing I’ve done that could possibly be counted as gardening is to water my many houseplants. Granted, they do create green spaces in my house, but that doesn’t begin to compare to seeding, weeding, and...

 

Holiday Recipes

In the past, The Courier has compiled an insert in late November to early December of holiday recipes from its readers. If they'd sent out such a request this year, I missed seeing it. [The paper did...

 

Wind!

I'm pretty sure everyone has talked about, commented on, or complained about the recent two-day windstorm we had. Wasn't that a doozy? It showed how vulnerable we are to Mother Nature. And yet we need...

 

Green Spaces

As I'm writing this it is snowing up north. In fact, it is snowing enough to turn my yard white. The temperature when I arose at 6:30 was a balmy 36, but the deck was wet and slick with frost. By 9... Full story

 

Recipes...

This week I'm offering up a WLC-compliant dessert recipe that even Dennis ate with relish. Of course, he also slathered his portions with canned whipped cream, known to us as "Whoosh" for the sound it...

 

Relaxing...

I'm on hiatus from gardening. During the past week absolutely no outside work was done (at least by me). There's still a lot I need to do, however. Sometimes the list gets so long that's it's...

 

Potted Plants/Pork Chops/Pecan Sandies

The season for gardening has come to an end, unless you count taking care of potted plants indoors. I'm going to count it just to keep my column from turning into strictly recipes! Most of my inside g...

 

This and That

Another week has flown away. We’ve had our first couple dustings of that dreaded “s” word. All the tomatoes were picked before those flurries happened. The back bedroom exudes the scent of green and ripening tomatoes when the door is opened....

 

Corn, Carrots & Cake

I’ve been slowly working at finishing out the garden. This process always takes much longer than setting up the garden. Just planting seeds (as if it were that easy) goes fairly quickly: throw the seeds in the ground, add water, and wait. (Let’s... Full story

 

Flowers, Corn & Tomatoes

As I sit here composing this weeks musings on gardening in northeast Montana, I’m enjoying my vase full of the last of my gladioli blossoms. I freely admit I was very late (hello, procrastination) getting the bulbs into the ground last spring. But,...

 

Winding Down

I’ve been bringing my greenery inside. There are entirely too many houseplants now enjoying the steady temperatures a well-insulated house provides. It seems I just can’t let them freeze. There are several duplicates so I may be advertising a...

 

First Frost of Fall

It was predicted by the weather service that the temperature at Opheim would drop to 36 Thursday night. I'm so glad I paid attention to that report. We actually saw it drop to 30 before dawn Friday. I...

 

Summer Salads

We managed to finish harvesting all our wheat last week, with hired help. That help came in the form of another farming family: mom, dad, and oldest daughter all pitched in. There were a couple young sons riding along, absorbing the strong work ethic...

 

Fall is Coming

It always seems the weather quickly turns cool once the kids are back in school. Now that we're having really cool (sometimes downright chilly) mornings and evenings, it's time to start winnowing out...

 

Apologies and Annoyances

First off, let me apologize for not getting my column written last week. We'd had a lot of rain and couldn't harvest the sodden wheat. That led to a sudden decision to 'get out of Dodge.' Dennis had...

 

Corn, Cooking, Combining

The corn is starting to bear a few smallish ears. While they're on the small side, skinny and short, the flavor is big. The stalks are really tall so the size of the ears is a disappointment. The...

 

Will There Be An Early Autumn This Year?

For the past few weeks, whenever the wind has blown, dried up leaves from the shade trees have been blown down. They’re scattered all over the lawn. The stress of the drought has overcome the amount of watering of the yard I’ve been able to do....

 

Berries and Beans

While we've had a couple of "cooler" (80's rather than 100's) days recently, we still haven't had any rain to speak of. The sky teased us with a few sprinkles last Thursday: we called it an 8" rain...

 
 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...

 

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