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April 23, 2020
The Sorting Pen: Survival skills honed in hard times still evident in the tree rows
“Why is all this stuff here?” My daughter’s question, as we sorted through scrap metal, was a legitimate one. Why were trees growing up...
April 23, 2020 - 6:00am
February 25, 2020
The Sorting Pen: Sometimes, we need antibiotics
If your family is like mine — and given statistics on the matter, I’m guessing it is — you’ve probably had someone fighting some sort...
February 25, 2020 - 7:00am
January 16, 2020
The Sorting Pen: Will GMO outrage fade like tractor outrage did?
In recent months, I’ve started listening more to podcasts than to traditional radio as I drive. This is, in large part, because of the fact...
January 16, 2020 - 7:00am
January 3, 2020
The Sorting Pen: Remembering the immigrant farmers who came before us
A few months back, I noticed I had a few messages on Facebook Messenger from people I didn’t know. The first was quickly disposed of as a case...
January 3, 2020 - 6:00am
December 15, 2019
Schlecht: Dreaming of a brown Christmas … and winter
MEDINA, N.D. — My daughters and I were listening to Christmas music as we were driving the other day, and no matter what kind of music we listened...
December 15, 2019 - 4:54pm
December 1, 2019
Schlecht: Never surrender when farm times are tough
MEDINA, N.D. — I got a call from my husband the other day in which he said some words I’m pretty sure he had never said in that combination...
December 1, 2019 - 5:49pm
August 2, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Can you find balance on a family farm?
“Grandma and Grandpa, can you come see us?” It was such an innocent question from the mouth of my 3-year-old daughter while she video-chatted...
August 2, 2019 - 6:00am
July 19, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Friendship can bridge the rural-urban gap
When my husband and I purchased our first home together, I was excited to start planting a garden in the backyard. My friend Crystal Reid was...
July 19, 2019 - 6:00am
The Sorting Pen: Learning the ag history of the region through biography
Years ago, after I had devoured normal first-grade reading offerings, my mom suggested I might enjoy Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House”...
June 19, 2019 - 6:00am
June 5, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Don’t dump your junk in the country
When you’re out driving around, looking for stories in yet-to-be-planted fields, there are things you expect to see. Tractors, maybe. Farmers....
June 5, 2019 - 6:00am
May 24, 2019
The Sorting Pen: Be thankful for the earlier generations on your farm
When I interview farmers and ranchers and ask them to tell me about their operations, the first thing many of them say is that they are the third...
May 24, 2019 - 6:00am
May 11, 2019
The Sorting Pen: The ‘lifestyle’ of farming can be draining. Let’s talk about it
When I was a teenager, my mom and I were discussing why there were so many people around us trying to be “farmers.” They’d buy 10 cows...
May 11, 2019 - 6:00am
April 21, 2019
Column: Who needs Annie’s Project? All farm women
MEDINA, N.D. — About a year ago, I talked to women involved in Annie’s Project, a farm management course for women, for a story in Agweek....
April 21, 2019 - 10:25pm
April 6, 2019
Schlecht: The humbling nature of a splat in manure
A few weeks ago, I helped my husband move some pens of calves and sort some cows. Our feedlot has an excellent drainage system, but this time...
April 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
March 7, 2019
Schlecht: There’s no place for secret family recipes in the Upper Midwest
What I’ve learned so far in 2019 is that the Upper Midwest is not the place for secret family recipes. You may recall my column from a few...
March 7, 2019 - 7:51pm