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can you dig it
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Can You Dig It

That's what 'ol Bob Morris used to say & gardening weather is here! The Shelby Community Garden has plots available. These plots have been plowed & are ready for planting! All YOU need is seed. There

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April showers
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Precipitation At The Knees

The April precipitation report for last month (April) at the Knees is finally in & it looks "Tracey." April 5th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 29th, & 30th all showed a "trace" of precipitation. There

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Lenten lunches
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Lent In The Big Sky

It's Lent, the 40 weekdays of fasting & penitence that goes from Ash Wednesday to Easter, & this week's Lenten Luncheon will be held at the Methodist Church here in Shelby. One way that I know that spring is truly here is when the Lenten Lunches roll around. Our we

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crazy weather
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Not Be All That Long

Hard as it is to realize it now, another harvest season will be here before we know it. Like life, it all goes by in the blink of an eye. I received word this morning that Todd, our friend, the custom harvester, has talked with producers in Texas, Oklahoma & Kansas & that things are looking pretty rough. In Tex

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the Gollehon farm
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Meet The Gollehons

They're Gary & Becky (she was an Ihnen) & they farm 32 miles east of Brady in the northwest corner of Choteau County in an area north of "The Knees." known as the Ashmoor Community. Montana Agriculture Appreciation is going on this month (March) & the Gollehons are certainly an example of today's modern Montana farmer. Gary's gre

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the Carey Act
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Not All Land

Montana Ag Appreciation Month is underway this month & the talk often turns to early day homesteading. Not all land was available for homesteading back in the "Early Days." however. A Congressional Measure, approved on August 18, 1894, provided Montana & other states with 1,000,000 acres to be known as "The Carey Act." That'

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knowledge is power
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Knowledge Is Power

National Agriculture Day will honor Agriculture this month (March) & the theme this year is: "Agriculture; 365 Sunrises & 7 Billion Mouths to Feed." Knowledge IS power & you must stay informed on how the new farm bill will affect your farming operations. Find out m

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Montana homesteading
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Head To The Homestead

Back in the "Old days", homesteading consisted of trying to live & maintain on 160 acres of FREE land for a 5 year period under what was known as the "Homestead Act." This was followed by a "Relief Act" which reduced the residency to only 3 years. Th

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Sons of the Pioneers Water
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H Two Oh

Water...cool water...the Sons of the Pioneers sang about it years back & now there's going to be a Rocky Boy's/North Central Montana Regional Water Authority meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) down in Great Falls. To

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Christmas Cabooses
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All Aboard

GREAT news to report on my Puffman Blog today...he Infamous Christmas Cabooses will be open for viewing THIS weekend, Saturday & Sunday, out at the Munson place. These festive Christmas Cabooses will be on display tomorrow & Sunday afternoon from 2 until 7 at the Larry Munson farm. Larry'

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A Taste of Montana
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A Bite Of The Big Sky

Farcounty Press & Seabring Davis invite us to the table with "A Taste of Montana; Favorite Recipes from Big Sky Country". That's the coffee table book that I'll be giving away tomorrow morning (Saturday) on Puffman Sports Trivia at 7:30. Se

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Peruvian Power Foods
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The Secrets Are Revealed

Peruvian health SECRETS have finally been revealed in "Peruvian Power Foods; 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes. the author of "Eating Free, Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD (along with Jamie Shaw) has returned to his birthplace & culinary roots. Vi

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