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Deja Vu?

I was tempted to use last week’s report again this week. The rain is a bit of deja vu, although we were able to get some of the wheat crop in and binned. I’ve spent a few hours this last week out in the tractor hauling the grain cart between the...

 

A Library Card Is More Than Just For Books

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Glasgow City-County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to encourage people of all ages to obtain a free library card. This year, Disney Pixar’s To...

 

Not Harvest Weather

The weather seems as though it just doesn't want us to harvest our wheat. First the cool month of June delayed the start of the crop. Now the cool, wet August has delayed the ripening of the wheat....

 

Apples to Apples Or Apples to Butter to Sauce to Pies?

Shortly after I wrote last week's column I was perusing the new and used Glasgow sale site via Facebook. I happened to be the first respondent to an offer of free locally-grown apples. Having...

 

Wheat Harvest Looming

Our wheat crop is rapidly ripening, and so harvest is looming. I may still have a week to 10 days before I switch gears from gardener to grain cart operator. The days of being able to plan my days...

 

Jungle-Causing Rains

Another week has gone by. We've had a bit of over an inch of rain in that time, and it's still drizzling down as I write this. The garden is rapidly becoming a jungle. Thanks to the grass I've...

 

Still Too Much

The raspberry picking continues. That chore easily consumes two hours of each of my days except Sundays. I have plenty of those delectable fruits in my freezer, and so my local family and several...

 

Can't Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

I posted a photo of the volunteer sunflowers in my garden, stating that perhaps I'd left too many of them. A friend commented, "You can never have too many sunflowers!" But sometimes we do find...

 

Tidying Up – A.K.A. Weeding and Mowing

This past week I've spent a fair amount of time tidying up in and around the garden. I have installed a new battery in my solar powered electric fence, so I don't need weeds around the perimeter...

 

Visitors and Rhubarb

This past week a gardening club, led by Mary Christianson, came to visit me, to view my yard and garden. They, like me, love to see what others have done to beautify their outdoor space. We're always...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    July 3, 2019

Largesse from the Garden

Last week my column was entitled "Life Giving Rain" by the Courier, which is a very accurate title. Unfortunately, it's brought life not only to my desired plantings, but also to all the myriad of...

 

Life-Bringing Rain

We’ve had some measurable rain lately, and so I’m avoiding (ignoring?) the garden for now. It’s still chilly with a damp wind. I know it’s muddy, and I really don’t feel the need to get taller by packing the gumbo onto the bottoms of my...

 

Glasgow's Own Shawn Newton Brings Home Regional Emmy, Under the Big Sky Wins Three

Under the Big Sky, a storytelling series produced by the Montana Television Network, recently won awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter at the Emmy Gala...

 

Battling Pesky Pests and Rhubarb Yummies

Those cute little bunnies I like watching have discovered my garden. Apparently the new leaves on green beans are delicious. After I discovered several sections of bare stems sticking up, reseeding with a packet of older seeds happened. I’ve...

 

Pesky Pests Plant Themselves in the Garden

Naturally, as soon as our window air conditioners were installed, Mother Nature decided if I wanted to be cooler, she'd oblige. My husband, the weather geek, being an early riser, told me it had...

 

'Lend Me A Tenor' Opens Fort Peck Theatre's 50th Year

Back by popular demand, Lend Me a Tenor, a multi-Tony Award winner, opens Fort Peck Summer Theatre’s 50th season. A legendary farce, set in 1934 at the famous Cleveland Grand Opera Company, this side-splitting comedy features mistaken identity,...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    June 5, 2019

Cooking and Cleaning

First things first: I’d taken a wheatberry salad to the Memorial Day program in Opheim. The American Legion Auxiliary, of which I’m a (not very active) member provides the meal after the program. A couple of the other (more active) members...

 

Artist of the Month Reception

When the Fort Peck Summer Theatre matinee is over, extend your evening of Northeast Montana's fine art culture by stopping by the Wheatgrass Arts & Gallery, 523 2nd Ave. So. in Glasgow. During...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    May 29, 2019

Still Busy

Because of Memorial Day weekend, the newspaper deadline was moved up. This is being written last Friday (I’ve become a time-traveler). Seems like I just wrote a column and here it’s time for another. In spite of the cold wind and cool...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    May 22, 2019

Busy, Busy, Busy

On this sunny Monday morning, after the cool weather and rain over the weekend, I'm planning to get outside. I have lots to accomplish before the next round of rains commence. Rain is in the...

 

Lustre Confers Eight Diplomas

Lustre Christian High School seniors walked across the stage completing a chapter in their lives on Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m., at the high school's gym. With approximately over 200 people in attendance,...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    May 15, 2019

Spring Is Here?

Finally, it is starting to feel like spring is here, and my loving husband sees the possibility of more snow in the forecast, and tells me about it! Talk about being a ray of sunshine. Sometimes he’s just not. I really hope that’s a forecast...

 

Lipszyc Crowned 2019 Mr. Scottie

Glasgow High School students competed for the title of Mr. Scottie on May 6. Competing in different categories comprised of formal wear, full group dance, a lip sync battle, swim wear and an eating...

 

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