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Soil Health and You

This past few weeks I've been traveling the county, mostly the eastern side, and I've noticed signs that soil health is deteriorating. Mind you, I'm not seeing these signs from the road necessarily....

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 30, 2022 

They're Coming for Our Guns – Federal Red Flag Laws

“911 Dispatch. What’s your emergency?” Caller taking excitedly, “It’s my neighbor. He’s yelling and waving a gun around. I think he’s going to hurt someone.” 911: “An officer is on the way.” Officer arrives and knocks on the door....

 

Everybody Loves Tomatoes

Kinda', somewhat, maybe. Or not. With downcast eyes and a cowed demeanor, I have to admit that I never liked tomatoes. Everybody around me would put raw, sliced tomatoes on their sandwiches or even...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 23, 2022

Democrats Praise Liz Cheney

Thursday night I watched the made for TV hearing on the January 6th protest. For the first five minutes or so the Chairman, Democrat Bennie Thompson, praised Liz Cheney for her support of the Democrat’s actions against Donald Trump. He gave Cheney...

 

The Laramie County Fair - Wyoming's Oldest and Largest County Fair

It's that time of year again. Time to submit your entries for the Laramie County Fair. The Laramie County Fair is the largest and oldest county fair in Wyoming. And guess what? It's not just for...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 16, 2022

Why a Convention of States?

On a bumper sticker the statement, “It needs to be reread, not rewritten” overlaid a picture of the Constitution. It appears to oppose a Convention of States but, at the same time, it showed ignorance of what the COS truly is. Until about three...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 16, 2022

Meet the Candidates

Hello, Everyone. It’s that time of year, sign season. I’ve been encouraging you all to get involved and research all of the issues for yourselves, including candidates. Now’s your chance to meet the candidates in person. There are two...

 

Companion Plants in the Vegetable Garden

When I first started gardening, and I mean something besides just zucchini, I just planted whatever seeds I wanted directly in the ground and expected them to grow and produce the vegetables that I...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 9, 2022

Is there really Infighting in the Wyoming GOP?

Last fall I received an email from Kristi Noem, Governor of South Dakota, as the rhetoric from the Left-leaning faction of the Laramie County Republican Party was heating up and I, along with several other Conservatives, were pushing back. Governor...

 

Gardening with Children is Great Fun

As the gardening season gets underway I've found a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment watching my granddaughter learn about plants and working in the garden. She's about two and a half now and...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 2, 2022

How Do You Vote? Part 3

In the final installment of this series we’ll look at how the process works. I hope I’ve been able to allay any fears of fraudulent elections in Laramie County. Our system is secure and you can be certain that your vote will be counted as cast....

 

Potatoes - a Native American Staple

French fries, mashed potatoes, hash browns, baked potatoes, potato chips...few vegetables have a greater diversity that the potato. This is my favorite vegetable and with as many as are sold in this...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    May 26, 2022

How Do You Vote? Part 2

Last week covered part 1 of my interview with Debra Lee, Laramie County Clerk. Just a quick reminder, the Clerk is responsible for elections in the county. We’re fortunate to have Debra Lee. Most people don’t know her background. Ms. Lee has...

 

Irrigation System for Home Gardens and Flower Beds

I'm feeling pretty good about the work I've done on my garden and flower bed irrigation systems since last year. We have several rose bushes that were transplanted from my in-laws farmstead in...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    May 19, 2022

How Do You Vote? Part 1

This is it! Every two years campaign signs decorate the landscape and soon politicians and wanna-be’s will be out asking for your vote. The primary election is August 16th and the winners will move to the general election on November 1st. There...

 

Trees are ready for Planting

It's spring and everything seems to be coming to life. Birds are nesting, yards are turning into jungles, and trees and shrubs are budding out. This is the perfect time to plant new trees. Actually...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    May 12, 2022

Laramie County Voters Cancelled by State Republican Party

As predicted, the Wyoming Republican Party denied Laramie County voters a place at the table when it comes time to provide input into Republican Party politics in Wyoming. In a 15-8 vote, the Credentials Committee recommended that the Laramie County...

 

Spring Time Honey-Do List

Last year we had consistent warm weather by now and this year I'm hot one day and freezing the next, always looking for more rocks to stuff into my pockets. But that doesn't mean there isn't anything...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    May 5, 2022

Would You Fight for America?

Their ghosts still wander the forgotten battlefields, the streams and valleys, distant fields on foreign soil, at the bottom of the sea and cemeteries worldwide where their bodies lie. Some never found. Some returned to a final resting place for...

 

Asparagus

This week I finished one harvest. Asparagus. Besides green peas, asparagus is one of my most favorite vegetables. In fact, just because the harvest is done doesn't mean that I'm finished cutting it....

 
 By Mike Heath    News    April 28, 2022

Why Bother with the Constitution?

Why bother with the Constitution at all? That seemed to be the attitude of the Laramie County Commissioners last month when they declined the request by the Laramie County Republican Party to declare Laramie County a Constitutional County and stand...

 

Lawn Care - Maintenance and Diseases

Earlier we talked about getting a lawn started and annual fertilizing. I did forget to mention that when sowing your seed, make two passes at right angles to each other. You'll get better coverage....

 
 By Mike Heath    News    April 21, 2022

Wyoming GOP Tries to Cancel Laramie County Voters

At the Wyoming Republican Party Executive Committee meeting in March a motion was made to investigate the Laramie County Republican Party for a potential by-laws violation at the county convention on March 12th. The motion was made after a complaint...

 

Food for Thought

If there was ever a time to start growing your own vegetables this may be it. Joe Biden has recently informed us that we will face food shortages this year. Not "may", but "will". What does he know...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    April 14, 2022

Wake Up or Be Woke

By now everyone should have heard that Disneyworld has “gone woke”. Terrible use of the English language in my opinion. This latest episode in Disney’s downward spiral into the world of liberalism was triggered by Florida’s alleged...

 

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