Category Archives: Life 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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Wild Cucumber Hanging Around

Have you seen any of this stuff lately? It’s prime time for the wild cucumber vines and they’re climbing everywhere! Here’s one stretched up on the lilac bushes north of the old house. The other one nearby is headed up … Continue reading

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Queen Anne’s Lace

Over the past several weeks, the Queen Anne’s Lace has made its annual appearance. Usually we’ve got grandchildren visiting the Farm and that’s the way that it happened again this year. These two pictures, however, are from past years; both … 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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Frog Calling

This past Monday morning, I finally got a response to my frog calling down at the Creek. I’ve been doing this frog calling periodically since mid-May, but the first answer that I’ve gotten back this year was on July 1. … Continue reading

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Solstice Season

This is the season of cottonwood seeds. Like dandelion down, cottonwood seeds are spread by the wind and take root where they fall. They especially like wet, muddy places along the creek, but that makes them vulnerable to flooding. Several … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Flowers

Back in the mid-twentieth century, Memorial Day was also known as Decoration Day. It wasn’t only military veterans who were remembered and whose graves were decorated with flowers. It was all of our family and friends who had died. It … Continue reading

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