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Notes from a country kitchen


Mon, Aug 11th, 2003
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The Commute: The Blueberry Story

Fri, Aug 8th, 2003
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Everyone I know, and not only teachers, thinks this summer has gone by too quickly. Since I am a teacher, the month of August is spent doing lesson plans, or at least feeling guilty about not doing them, while I’d rather be drifting on an air mattres ..... 
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Township Roads: Wild Times in the Sweet Corn

Fri, Aug 8th, 2003
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Our new habitat is thirty miles closer to a city than our old home, but we are in many ways more rural than ever. It smells more like hogs here than it ever did at our old place. This doesn’t bother us too much as we expect that living in the country ..... 
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Of People, Places & Things: Local leaders are faced with difficult decisions

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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Governing at the local level can sometimes be very complex,” Lanesboro council member, Joe O’Connor told me the other day. “It’s not like you can hop a plane after making a vote in Washington. The decisions you make here affect your neighbors.”[Read the Rest]

Prairie Notes: The Thrill of the Hunt

Fri, Aug 1st, 2003
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There are those who grab the sports section first when the paper comes; others flip to the editorial page; I seek out the tiny part of the classifieds reserved for auction advertisements. These I read thoroughly, plotting Saturdays based upon the dis ..... 
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Township Roads - I need a garbage truck

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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Moving is not an event. It is a process. Moving the "stuff" of one’s life is tedious enough, but the process of getting over the feeling that one has moved is really tough. Not only is it walking around boxes and feeling like you’re living in a motel ..... 
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Are you game?

Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
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As August draws near, sports begins to get more interesting. The NBA off-season is more exciting than the NBA Finals themselves. With Jason Kidd and Alonzo Mourning joining forces in Jersey, the Mailman and the Glove striving for a title in LA, and K ..... 
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