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Ag’s My Bag

I received a report this morning (Tuesday) that the Texas harvest is finished and the custom guys have arrived in Oklahoma. Last week I blogged about the paperwork problem these guys were having with crossing the border and all, but it's my understanding that the customs bureaucrats gave them permission to go, providing they report back to the border by the 25th

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Landscape Workshop June 6th

The City of Shelby and Toole County Extension Office are pleased to bring Bruce Forde of Forde Nursery to Shelby for a free landscape design; tree selection, care & maintenance workshop on Wednesday, June 6th. Bruce has been involved in the nursery business since high school, opening Forde Nursery in Great Falls in 198

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A Car Wash & A Plant At The Same Time

You're invited to get the family bus all washed up plus get a plant. It's going on this Saturday in uptown Shelby as Girl Scout Troop 3100 is doing a car wash and selling plants. This really is an "all purpose" car wash

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Arbor Day 2012 In Cut Bank

Arbor Day comes from the Latin "ar bor", meaning tree. It originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska by Sterling Morton. The very first Arbor Day was held back in 1872 on April 10th, and it's said that one million trees were planted on that day

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A Time to Plant

The first year that I planted a garden here in Shelby, Corinne Merhar warned me not to put out the tomato plants before Memorial Day.  I had to learn the hard way. You're not "safe" from frost in Shelby until the end of May.  A few

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How Can You NOT Be A Friend Of Our Library

Libraries are something that we are all blessed with as Americans, and here in Shelby, we are most fortunate to have the services of the Toole County Library. Sometimes I like to say that the library building is "the building with the most stories in town"! And it doesn't even have an elevator! The Friends Of The Library will be holding their book sale this Thursday (5/3) at the white building, next to Hong Kong Chans

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MSU Ag Guides…Not Just for Farmers

For many Montanans, May means it's time to get down to some serious gardening. Before you stock up on soil boosters, fertilizers and pesticides, take a few minutes to read the latest Ag Alert from MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp:

 

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Down On The Farm

I've been trying to keep an eye on crops down south because as I blogged here before, what happens down south and out in Kansas, will soon be happening in North Central Montana here in the Golden Triangle

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The Snakes Crawl At Night

No, it's not that old Charley Pride tune, it's a "snake report" that I received this morning (Thursday) here at the Puffman Blog desk. Tony, the infamous Snake Man and his wife were out at the dens last Sunday on the Gollehon place east of Brady, out there on Hell's Gulch Road

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EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR AND ON THE AIR

Our 30th Annual KSEN/K 96 Radio Auction kicked off at 9 this morning (Thursday) and there's excitement in the air and ON the air. I've had a chance to look over many of the auction items and the selection and quality is better than ever this year

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IPM Isn’t Just for Farmers

Integrated Pest Management is a crucial part of farming and ranching, but even if your "spread" consists of a few square feet of yard in town, there are things you need to know. The Montana State University Extension Service issues a regular Urban IPM Newsletter that you can receiv

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