Category Archives: Earth Science

Two Layers of Bones

This tooth was found several years ago on a sand bar along Kanaranzi Creek. It probably eroded out from the layer of gravel that’s buried beneath the Creek bed. And, it’s probably a tooth from a wooly mammoth. That suggests … Continue reading

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Unsettled Weather

This past weekend a pretty strong storm system blew through South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. It was the culmination of a week of unsettled weather and it marked the change from hot and humid to cooler temperatures. We had more … Continue reading

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Sealing the Windmill Well

Last week the windmill well was officially sealed and abandoned. The truck-mounted well rig raised a mast so the long lengths of pipe could be pulled out. The first one to be pulled had the original old pump. It hadn’t … Continue reading

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Climate Change for Kids

Last week we took our South Dakota grandkids to visit the Colorado cousins. There was still snow on the ground when we got to their house in the mountains. And, the abnormal spring weather included snow that kept us from … Continue reading

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Healthy Soil

  This bright yellow ATV was unloaded from the pickup and used to collect soil samples in our west quarter several weeks ago. We don’t have the results back yet, but the 2½ acre grid is the same as that … Continue reading

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Snow at the Creek

At one time the Kanaranzi Creek made a big loop out to the west at this location. But, in 2014 the bank caved in and a new channel cut through to isolate the old bend as a pond and wetland. … Continue reading

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