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Great Scots

By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com It all started so simply. When Stephanie Wisdom saw a photo online of a person holding a Scottish Highland calf, she showed the picture to her boyfriend, Jonathan Wetter. “That calf was so cute,” Wisdom said. “It was easy to see why that photo went viral.” Before long, Wisdom and Wetter began purchasing their own Scottish Highland cattle. They had plenty of room for this heritage breed, since they’d bought an acreage in October 2020 with 20+ acres of land south of Lake City, northwest of historic Rainbow Bridge. They ...

‘It has been a rollercoaster of a spring’

One of the very best things about summer is the abundance of fresh, local, homegrown foods we get to enjoy. At this time of year, a visit to the garden or farmers market is enough to inspire us ...

Breaking new ground

One of the very best things about summer is the abundance of fresh, local, homegrown foods we get to enjoy. At this time of year, a visit to the garden or farmers market is enough to inspire us ...

Columns

Rummage sailing

The days have warmed, the grass is green and the last vestiges of the glacial snowbank in our grove have finally disappeared. This can mean only one thing: it’s the sailing season. Let me clarify that. What I mean is that it’s the rummage sailing season. I know this because this is the ...

Farm Cooks

Editorials

May is Beef Month in Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. It’s no secret that Americans have a love affair with beef. That’s been true for generations and the ...