Category Archives: Rural Life

Roots Road Trip: Big Stone Lake

I’ve decided that August is my favorite month.  In South Dakota, August is when the stormy summer weather tends to clear up giving us more sunny days.  Gardens are full, flowers are in bloom, and the prairie is green and … Continue reading

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The Difference a Day Makes

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Be It Ever So Humble

South Dakota Magazine reported on April 9 that one of my favorite authors, Linda Hasselstrom, is returning to her ranch outside of Hermosa, SD, after living for a number of years in Wyoming. I’m one of the people who’s thrilled … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw

I didn’t intend to give up blogging for Lent, but I inadvertently took a blog sabbatical for the past month. It was probably a combination of spending time on a few community activities and end-of-winter fatigue (will it ever be … Continue reading

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Habitat Benefit Concert Sunday

I’m one of the newest board members for Habitat for Humanity of East Central South Dakota, so you can expect to see notices about Habitat activities here from time to time. Our big goal for this year is to build … Continue reading

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Thin Light of Day

I’ve been hoping to post a weekly photo of the prairie life or landscape around here but have so far only managed a seasonal photo (here’s the autumn snapshot). I’m a big fan of great photography and like to think … Continue reading

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In Need of a Last-Minute Gift?

In Bill McKibben‘s words, “We celebrate the birth of the one who told us to give everything to the poor by giving each other motorized tie racks.” This year, in keeping with the true significance of the holiday, consider making … Continue reading

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The Rural Blog

There’s another recent addition to the blogroll over on the right*: The Rural Blog, which, according to their site, is “a digest of events, trends, issues, ideas and journalism in rural America, from the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community … Continue reading

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