In February, news of a cruise ship stranded at sea for five days of heat, stench and plastic bags instead of toilets eclipsed all other current events. Evidently stymied politicians don’t interest us as much as people like ourselves bobbing around on a smelly ship, eating cold waffles and sleeping on mattresses dragged on deck.
I am not a farmer or a rancher, and I understand little about the agricultural industry that is so prominent in Craig and Moffat County. As a native of the country’s third largest city, I was raised in the shadows of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and spent my childhood playing with friends on little more than a concrete sidewalk.
Carol Peterson, director of dining at the University of Northern Iowa, granted me permission to reprint two of the university’s soup recipes in this column.
A lot of melting is going on right now in the feedlot at Pipi’s Pasture. As a result, we’re having to deal with a gooey mixture of manure and dirt.
Through the years, I have heard story after story of accidents related to calving season.
Last week’s “Spicy Sausage Casserole” recipe inspired at least one readers to take a stab at it.
When we were kids growing up on the ranch at Morapos, we didn’t have a television, telephone, computer or any of the electronic games kids have these days.
During a lunch conversation about sharing winter roads in Colorado with whipping winds, blinding snow, tire-spinning ice and fellow travelers driving like idiots, a friend said that when road conditions are bad, she counts the miles until she can exit the freeway and its massed, slow-moving cars interspersed with crazed drivers intent on passing.
As I glance out the window and see it is still snowing, deer access the street going on their daily walk to find food.
There are few things that smell like home to me more than fresh baked bread. Last week as I wrote about my Grandma’s apron, it brought back memories of baking bread with her. It also seemed like my mom was always baking bread when we were growing up. I love the aroma, so warm and delicious.
I like change. I think it’s good, and healthy.
The theme for this year’s Colorado 4-H Leadership Development Conference was “4-H Has Got the Magic.” The conference was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver from Jan. 25 to 28. The conference was attended by 4-H members from throughout Colorado. Representing Moffat County’s 4-H program were Will Pilgrim, Seth Morgan, Mitchell Davidson, Austin Luker and Samantha Pearce. Michelle Pilgrim was chaperone for the Moffat County group.
Next week this column will feature a soup recipe that was developed at the University of Northern Iowa. It took a while to obtain permission to reprint the recipe, so this week’s column features a recipe I found on an old, yellowed newspaper clipping hiding in a book. I have not tried this recipe, but it sounds good, so I hope to soon.
While generally agreed that leadership requires time-honored traits such as courage, integrity and honesty, it increasingly is apparent while watching the news that many leaders are taught to avoid responsibility for their beliefs (and most assuredly their decisions). But, if you read about most successful leaders throughout history, an unceasing commitment to a particular vision was apparent.
I read a post on Facebook the other day about a grandmother’s apron, and it made me smile as I thought of my Grandma’s aprons. I always have loved aprons, and today I enjoy sewing old time lookalikes.