WORTHINGTON — The human/animal interaction is an ancient attraction handed down for hundreds of thousands of years. We cannot make it go away, but we can ignore it or deny it exists in us.
WORTHINGTON — When I write an outdoor column, which I have done just a handful short of 500 times, I often wonder if the subject matter is as interesting to the readers as it is to me.
WORTHINGTON — When the going gets tough, the tough get going. I wonder who can be credited for that saying?
WORTHINGTON — Last week, I wrote about a spearing outing that took place on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes in north central Minnesota. When I think about the diversity in nature, I continue to be overwhelmed. We have a certain number of fish species in southwest Minnesota and I know them all to a point.
Last week, I explained how I had turned over the management of our bee hives to someone much better at it than I was. I would have stuck it out until I could have done it myself, if I hadn’t become so dangerously allergic to additional bee stings. What I am not giving up on is my novice spearing career.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is what I did with my attempts at amateur beekeeping. My friend, Casey Ingenthron, along with Les Johnson made about a $750 investment in some bee hive components and glamorous beekeeping apparel. Casey built the hives and we ordered the interior frames and other components from a distributor.
Now that the pheasant hunting season is over, it’s time to try a few new recipes and some old favorites for wild game in my freezer.
WORTHINGTON - The end of another short week greets us today. With both Christmas and New Year's Day falling on works days, it made for two short weeks for many folks. But the holidays are over now and, with them, much of the rushing around that accompanies them. I am totally fine with that.
WORTHINGTON — When I listen to nation-wide radio or watch national news, it makes me feel pretty good to live in the midwest. We don’t have super storms like Sandy to deal with and there are no earthquakes or giant mud slides that threaten our existence. We have an occasional tornado and they can be very destructive, but it’s not like they happen every week.
WORTHINGTON — I was hoping to make it ’til the New Year without any snow. No snow at all would have been better. A few inches of rain in March needs no shoveling. But the snow is here and that is to be expected. And with the snow comes the winding down of the season’s hunting opportunities, with the pheasant hunting season closing Jan. 1.
WORTHINGTON — The full-court press is on in Minnesota as the different bodies of the legislature try to balance the budgets of various departments of state government.
WORTHINGTON — I have often said that no one is immune from an occasional bout of human nature.
WORTHINGTON — There has been a resurgence of interest as of late about the prospects of Minnesota getting or starting a walk-in program.
WORTHINGTON — As I sit in front of my computer, I have a 7-week-old, male black lab puppy sleeping in my lap.
WORTHINGTON — Having spent a few days during the past two weeks in St. Paul for meetings of the Lessard/Sams Outdoor Heritage Council meeting, I have really come to hate metro traffic.
WORTHINGTON — The deer season was just exactly what I thought that it would be.
WORTHINGTON — So it’s the third weekend of the Minnesota pheasant season and the reports are generally very bad.
WORTHINGTON — I was reading the Daily Globe during the past few weeks and was following the story about the local mute swan issue that was unfolding.
WORTHINGTON — I was attending a continuing education class on Wednesday for the financial services industry, which makes up my day job at Rall Financial Services.