No surprise: no areas of Iowa are experiencing drought heading into the coming spring. The average statewide snowfall for February was 22.6 inches, making this February the snowiest on record, with more than 40 inches of snow falling in northern parts of Iowa. While the risk of flooding has not completely subsided, the state is […]
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“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.
Only one small patch of snow along the fence in my yard made it through the 60-degree temperatures in Eastern Iowa and it finally felt like spring! The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reports that last month was the coldest in nearly four decades and, on a more positive note, some parts of Iowa have […]
Those of you with flooded basements already realize the havoc that Mother Nature can wreak at this time of year. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources passed along this information today – Thursday, March 14, 2013 – about other types of flooding happening in Cedar Rapids and elsewhere in Iowa: CEDAR RAPIDS — Localized flooding […]
Squirrels and rabbits are common visitors in my neighborhood in northeast Cedar Rapids, along with the occasional raccoon or opossum. But these tracks through the snow earlier this week surprised me. They seemed quite deep, so I wondered if it could have been a heavier animal, such as a deer. In more than 15 years […]