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It Can’t Get Any Better Than That

That's what Brady area farmer Gary Gollehon tells me when describing his life "down on the farm". According to Gary, "Good neighbors and a good place to bring up a family" is the single best thing about living/working on a farm"

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Bound like grass
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A Sorryful Saga

You may recall that I've done several Puffman Blogs on Ruth McLaughlin's "Memoir from the Western High Plains".That is to say that ruthless Ruth grew up AND lived near  Culbertson in eastern Montana. The book is "Bound Like Grass" and this is one powerful tome and one of the best I've ever read

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Down there in the south 40

It's Ag Appreciation month and I'm gearing up to follow the custom cutters again this year. I understand that conditions "down south" have really "gone south"! A week or so of mid 80 degree temperatures, coupled with 30 to 35 mile per hour winds have literally stressed the Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas crops, causing visible blue circles (not to be confused with crop circles) and shriveled leaves in the fields

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The late Marvin Gaye was right

There's a great deal of truth in Marvin Gaye's blast-from-the-past, "I'll Be Doggone". Marvin is actually the one who's gone and next month, some money from your billfold will also be gone if you don't have your dog vaccinated and licensed by next Wednesday, the 29th

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Bound like grass
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Bound to finish tonight

I'm "bound to finish" "Ruth McLaughlin's "Bound Like Grass" this evening (Tuesday) at six when I'm reading Montana History at the Marias Heritage Center. There's only a few pages left of this sorrowful saga from the Western High Plains

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Down on the farm

I mean "way down"...like "down south! My farmer friend Gunsmoke-Gary Gollehon has been in touch with the southern producers and you know those guys. A snow storm has recently left Colorado, Kansas, and Northern Oklahoma, giving them ample moisture and big drifts in some areas

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Christmas on South Second Street

I'll be returning to the Marias Heritage Center this evening (Tuesday) at six to share some good reading and history with some of the residents. I would like to thank Marie Ostrem for filling in for me last Tuesday while I was back in Minnesota

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images
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Mother Nature’s Top 10 Freakout Moments of 2011

Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images / Edwin Martinez1, Flickr / Scott Olson, Getty Images / Mario Tama, Getty Images

Every year, Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s the boss and 2011 was no different. In fa

Romantic Christmas Stories
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Return with us now to yesteryear

Not many authors of Westerns turn their attention to Christmas. My special guest tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) on the Puffman Show has done just that. He's Murray W. Nabors (no relation to Jim) and I've invited him back on the program this year

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Looking Back on the Front

I have a very special guest joining me this afternoon at 4:35 and she WON'T be on the phone-long distance live from somewhere like many of my guests but she'll be right here in our KSEN broadcast studio on Oilfield Avenue

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Back up at the Heritage

I was at the Marias Heritage Center last evening (Tuesday) sharing some Montana History with some of the residents. We're almost half way through Great Falls' writer Ruth McLaughlin's thoroughly fascinating "Bound Like Grass"

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Puffman playing games again

Have you ever heard a word that triggered you to sing a song? (I like to sing!) If so, then YOU are Spontuneous! "Spontuneous" is the game where lyrics come to life and it's a brand new party board game for all ages

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