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A fine-lookin’ horse you’ve got there
(if yer into modern art)

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The unrelenting early spring wind continued on. It was well into its third day of mercilessly tormenting me. Oh, it had slowed to about 15 mph, but now the gusts were accompanied by flurries of snow that whipped my face like the tail of a nervous colt recklessly slapping at a deer fly.

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We’ve heard the saying: If these walls could speak … oh, the stories they would tell. I think the same is true of land.

If our land could talk, what would it say?

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Here in the Midwest, we are the kings of small talk. I would venture to guess, nowhere else in the world does weather comprise the beginning, main subject and closing matter of nearly every conversation a person has during the day. I have no idea what you folks in mild climates talk about – probably religion and politics.

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It is a sea otter delicacy. I guess they like a salad as much as the next carnivore (yes, their main diet is sea urchins and crabs). But, what attraction does red seaweed, Asparagopsis taxiformis, have for humans and, more particularly, for beef and dairy cattle, you may ask?

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Do you believe in ghosts? How ‘bout angels, miracles, tarot cards? I grew up believin’ in heaven and all its assorted angelic inhabitants and their counterparts in the singed black hats. Reincarnation wasn’t taught in Sunday school, but we were encouraged to believe that souls existed.

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