Cultural diversity comes alive at small-town event

My wife was pleasantly surprised to hear all the Spanish being spoken around the “Frog Follies” festival in St. Pierre Jolys a few weeks ago. There were also quite a few Africans. And as you should expect, lots of French and Low German being spoken. The French comes from the original settlers, with German from […] Read more


Uptake of booties on crop tours not urgent — yet

At a recent field day, I was walking around taking booty pictures. It struck some people as odd, but I never let that get in the way of important work. So I walked around the crop plots and if I saw interesting or odd booties, I bent over and documented the many varieties of footwear […] Read more


Urbanites are starting to view farmers in a new light

It’s been a long time since anybody has mentioned “dumb farmers” to me. Come to think of it, it’s been a long time since I’ve run into anybody I could imagine being described as a “dumb farmer.” I’m sure there are a few out there. Dumbness is part of the human condition and there are […] Read more