Archive - 2009

November 19th

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Midweek, Lance and I snuck down to Minneapolis. I had a meeting of the rural advisory board for Minnpost.com, a web news site that is attempting to emulate the public radio model of news on the internet. It is going well. And the advisory board is a delightful mix of people who are active in their communities throughout the state. It includes two former state senators, the former publisher of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (and founder of the website) Joel Kramer, as well as other community organizers (gasp!).

Book

Although Back on the Farm is still curing at the bindery, it is due to arrive early next week. The glue for the binding has to sit a while before you can safely open the book.

Meanwhile, orders are coming in at a good pace.

If you would like to order the book, send $16.95 plus $1.50 shipping and handling (MN residents must add $1.25 sales tax as well) to Country Scribe Publishing, 4177 County Highway 1, Fertile MN, 56540.

November 18th

Stubble near Rollag

IDS building at sunrise

Wells Fargo building at sunrise

November 16th

Bach

Here is a nice attempt to make visual one of the many amazing tricks old man Bach played with his music.

Brothers

Until I saw the picture, I didn't know that I know these guys. I had their picture up on this weblog a couple of years ago.

November 15th

Question

Why can't you buy locally grown russet potatoes in the stores around here? Surely, somebody grows russets in the valley. Yet all I see in the store are Idaho potatoes. Why should potatoes have to be shipped in from Idaho when we have fields of them right here?

Seems we could save a few hundred gallons of fossil fuel per day by eating local potatoes.

Chestnut apples in November

November color