A week or so before Thanksgiving every year, I empty my rain barrels to save the water for my houseplants and to save the plastic from cracking during the winter. Last week, on a relatively mild day, I turned on the spigot of my 65-gallon barrel and nothing came out. Not even a drip. Iowa’s […]
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Even in the dead of winter, people are enjoying the outdoors in Iowa, but the following accident reports this weekend from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources point to the need to be careful, especially around ice: CLEAR LAKE – A Minnesota man was injured Saturday during a snowmobile event at Clear Lake. Tyler Hall, […]
“Farmer Dave” Miller describes the “proper” use of a flamethrower in various seasons… My wife, Mickey, has indicated that she often cringes when I include her in my farmers’ market email misadventures and tales of woe.