The first year that I planted a garden here in Shelby, Corinne Merhar warned me not to put out the tomato plants before Memorial Day. I had to learn the hard way. You're not "safe" from frost in Shelby until the end of May. A few years later I had the biggest most beautiful tomato plants I had ever grown....until a freak August snowstorm blew through.
Gardening can be a challenge in northcentral Montana.
If you didn't know that today, May 4th, is officially Star Wars Day, then you're obviously not a true fan of the legendary movie series. I didn't know it either. In fact, I will admit here and now, I have only seen the first three movies, and I'm okay with that.
Still I wondered why May 4th is Star Wars Day. Why not March 4th or August 4th or any of the eight other 4ths that aren't already spoken for?
Choteau – Old Trail Museum trustee, Anne Dellwo and Metis elder Al Wiseman are leading Old North Trail tours in June. The invite the public to learn about ancient peoples, their practices, and the cultural items they left on
For many Montanans, May means it's time to get down to some serious gardening. Before you stock up on soil boosters, fertilizers and pesticides, take a few minutes to read the latest Ag Alert from MSU Extension Pesticide Education Specialist Cecil Tharp:
This year’s Spring for Glacier fundraiser theme pays tribute to Glacier National Park’s vivid railroad past. You are invited to join Glacier National Park’s four non-profit partners at Lake McDonald Lodge for a fun-filled evening on Friday, May 18, 2012. This event will benefit the Park’s four partners - Glacier Institute, the Glacier Association, the Glacier National Park Associates and the Glacier National Park Fund – as they support Glacier National Park.
Today roughly 2.2 million American households care for an adult with a chronic or terminal medical condition. Caring for someone can be physically, emotionally and financially draining. One of the sad statistics is that many caregivers become critically ill or die before the person they are caring for. This is because they put off taking care of themselves.
Pondera County Agent Wendy Wedum will be offering a class to the public called Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
Like National Pretzel Day earlier this week, I haven't a clue where National Prime Rib Day came from, but hey, it's prime rib, and who doesn't love that?
I used to think Lois Norris' 24-hour prime rib was the best I'd ever tasted, but a few friends and I celebrated New Year's Day with dinner at the Sports Club here in Shelby, and I do believe Matt's prime rib has edged Lois out of the top spot on my list.
This being cattle country, of course, there are a number of restaurants that serve up a tasty prime rib...feel free to re
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