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October 21, 2017
Last Windrow: A special trek into the woods
October 21, 2017 - 4:30am
October 7, 2017
The Last Windrow: Six commandments of hunting
October 7, 2017 - 7:00am
September 24, 2017
The Last Windrow: Twins season forecast falls flat
September 24, 2017 - 5:00am
September 17, 2017
The ruffed grouse season begins in Minnesota this coming weekend. Opening day got me to thinking of bird dogs I have known. Every one of them was a treasure while they escorted me through the woods. Every one but one. Illustration
The Last Windrow: We're entitled to one great dog
September 17, 2017 - 8:30am
September 9, 2017
I'm the beginning of the "baby boom" generation. They now have names for people of my age like the "silver tsunami" or the "silver streaks" or the "balding" generation. True, those words do pertain to me, but I've got lots of company. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Thoughts from a 'silver tsunami' warrior
September 9, 2017 - 8:30am
September 4, 2017
The velvet antlers of a young, fork-horned buck went dancing by our window just a couple of weeks ago. The young buck tossed its head and kicked up its heels as it scampered through the red oak trees that this year are heavily laden with acorns. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Fall is almost upon us
September 4, 2017 - 7:00am
August 24, 2017
The Last Windrow: Hope to see you at the bluegrass festival
August 24, 2017 - 1:44pm
August 21, 2017
We had plenty of cats and dogs during my tenure on the farm. Usually they provided a value to our farm as well as other neighboring farmyards. Illustration
The Last Windrow: The life of a farm dog or cat
August 21, 2017 - 7:30am
August 12, 2017
We all heard a distant rumble coming from the west. These were the days before radar and satellite weather forecasts, and one could not see any storm approaching. As the sound became louder, the family left the table and all walked outside the house to see if what we were hearing was actually happening. Yes, there indeed was a low, dark cloud bank in the west and it was heading directly over this part of the landscape. Illustration
The Last Windrow: A million dollar rain
August 12, 2017 - 4:30am
August 5, 2017
The Last Windrow: Musical memories from the farm
August 5, 2017 - 5:30am
July 8, 2017
The Last Windrow: Climate change - Something is going on
July 8, 2017 - 8:00am
July 1, 2017
So it was that in the course of time, my friends worked and acquired some money and they spent it on muscle cars of every model. By the time that the late '60s arrived you would see Pontiac GTOs, Dodge GTXs, Plymouth Roadrunners, Ford Cobras, Chevy Sting Ray Corvettes and Camaro Z28s sitting at the little gas station out in the middle of the Iowa countryside. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Remembering my 'muscle car' youth
July 1, 2017 - 9:30am
June 25, 2017
I was visiting with a farmer from around the Indianola, Iowa, area a week or so ago and we were comparing notes on the fine art of walking the fields. We had both done it and neither of us really grew fond of this annual job. Illustration
The Last Windrow: 'Walking the fields' built character
June 25, 2017 - 4:30am
June 10, 2017
The Last Windrow: I hope the Twins will forgive me
June 10, 2017 - 6:00am
May 11, 2017
The reason for my exuberance was the fact that Minnesota had experienced an early ice-out and early spring that year. That meant the walleyes and northern pike would have been all through with their spawning cycle and would be awaiting fishermen to drop the bait into their collective toothy mouths. Illustration
The Last Windrow: Let's not brag about an extraordinary fishing opener
May 11, 2017 - 8:00am