Vote Greg Davids
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3570 | 3571 | 3572 | 3573 | 3574 | > | >>

Soybean Dust


Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 9, 2000

My family and I went on a short shopping trip last Saturday. It turned out all right despite having to go into stores and having to buy things. Our almost-sixteen-year-old son tried on navy blue blazers in several stores. He seemed uncharacteristically clumsy as he tried them on because they didnt slip on over his head like a T-shirt. It was such formal attire that he looked like someone elses kid when he had them on. He gave new meaning to the phrase "it fits like a saddle on a sow". When we finally found a jacket that fit, it seemed to settle in on him and he made it look good.

After shopping, we went to visit my wifes parents. We noticed a combine working in a soybean field next to the four-lane highway about two blocks from her parents house. A strong south wind was blowing the soybean dust across the highway and into town. We remarked on how the city dwellers probably did not like the soybean dust blowing into their yards and houses.

We stayed for supper and chatted until well after dark. When we came out of the house to go home, the air was filled with soybean dust and chaff. It was almost like snowflakes. A thin layer of soybean dust covered the car. The dry, sweet smell of soybeans permeated the air. I got in the car, sneezed a couple times, and thus transported myself back in time about forty years.

My family didnt raise many soybeans then, just enough to be troublesome. There was little extra land for soybeans because we needed oats, alfalfa, and corn to feed the livestock. On the few acres of soybeans we did raise, we spent most of our time on weed control. We made sure we worked the ground late in the spring and then planted the soybeans late to give the weeds a chance to grow, only to be destroyed when we worked the ground for the last time. I hated cultivating soybeans with the old Farmall "H". It seemed that many a snail might have outpaced me as I drove slowly down the rows, trying to avoid burying the tender soybean plants. At the height of summer, my grandfather made it a point to spend what would otherwise have been his spare time hoeing thistles out of the soybeans. The soybeans would have been a mess without him.

Maybe that is why, on a crisp fall evening with the smell of soybean dust in the air, I can see my grandfather in my memory as he worked on the soybean harvest. We stored our soybeans in an old granary a half-mile away from our house. The walls of the old gran .....
[Read the Rest]
Vote for Pieper
Foods Weekly Ads

A revolutionary idea

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 9, 2000

"Are you going to watch the debates tonight?" someone asked me last Tuesday.

"No, I don't have a dog in that fight," I responded, using a George Bush, Sr. analogy for "No, I'm not going to watch the debates."
[Read the Rest]

Sams bath

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, September 18, 2000

It was a beautiful Saturday morning, a day that you might expect to enjoy in June rather than September. My dog, Sam and I took a walk through the woods while my wife was entertaining some of her friends out on the d ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Journal Profile # 80

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Name: John Goutcher
Home: Preston
Age: 60
Profession: Retired High School Educator/Administrator
Family: Wife Shirley, Son
Jeff, Daughter Jennifer
Personal Hero: Moses, he took a large grou ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Cheese - Cranberry Bread

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

2 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
Grated rind of 1 orange
1/4 cup butter, ..... 
[Read the Rest]

10/16/00

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Max, Maxxximum, Madcap, Cartoon, Food for thought, Fud 4 thot

Monday, October 16, 2000

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

To the Editor,

People of the Lanesboro community: we extend a heartfelt thank you for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality you recently extended to a group of Elderhostelers who spent six days in your community.

We had th ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr.

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr., 98, formerly of the Mabel and Burr Oak areas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Harmony Health Care Center where he had resided seven years.

He was born June 21, 1902, in Henrytown and attended school there. On ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Oct 15th, 2000
Posted in

Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3570 | 3571 | 3572 | 3573 | 3574 | > | >>
Studio A Photography