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Drought update September 2021

The drought of 2021 is now in full force in Laramie County. As of July we were the only county in Wyoming that was not being affected by the drought. At least most of the county. There were two small pockets in the extreme northeast and northwest...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    October 7, 2021 

COVID Vaccine may be causing the Variants

There is a growing concern among prominent scientists and researchers that the government’s policy of mass vaccination may be causing the variants of the COVID disease that seem to be coming at us at an ever-increasing rate. It seems like every...

 

Protect our Pollinators

For many years, I was told that bees only liked white and yellow flowers. That they would go to other colored flowers only when the first two were unavailable or in short supply. What a myth to...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 30, 2021

Some think COVID Vaccines are right for Everyone

COVID vaccines are coming under fire by groups all over the world who are questioning their effectiveness and safety. Those in the United States who dare to question the vaccines is canceled by social media and ignored by the mainstream news. Yet...

 

Fall is upon us and so is harvest Part 2

Now that the harvest is finished it's time to do something with all of the delicious veggies. Or maybe, like me, you're still harvesting. I was out this morning picking crabapples. Normally I'm not...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 23, 2021

COVID Terrorism

Kathy Emmons, Executive Director of the City-County Health Department, sent a letter to Governor Gordon requesting authorization to implement a county-wide mask mandate. Her position is being strongly supported by County Commissioners Troy Thompson...

 

Fall is upon us and so is harvest

This year I didn't plant much outside. Most everything is going into the hydroponic systems that haven't been built yet. What I did plant outside ended up being about four weeks late, but the harvest...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 16, 2021

Pure Speculation - I Wonder

I’ve worked with “what if” scenarios most of my adult life. In the military it was mostly war gaming and disaster operations then in the private sector it was building design and finance. Sometimes I just let myself daydream and “what if ...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 16, 2021

It's Time to Vote for the 6th Penny Taxes

One of the best kept secrets of the year has been the 6th penny ballot initiatives. In fact, I just heard today that early voting for these projects starts Friday, September 17th. I didn’t even know the ballot had been finalized yet. It has not...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 16, 2021

What is the "America First" Movement?

I was speaking to one of the candidates for the US House of Representatives a few days ago and asked if he supported the America First movement. I asked because I’d heard his radio ad (very good ad) but didn’t hear any mention of the America...

 

Edible Plants of Wyoming

This spring brought an abundance of wildflowers and other plants that I've never before seen, at least in the profusion that decorated my pasture. Quite a few of the plants were poisonous but one edib...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 9, 2021

What if the Democrats succeed?

This is not a good time for our country. Joe Biden abandoned our civilians in Afghanistan, many of whom are retired military who stayed as p\ contractors at the government’s request. He gave the Communist Chinese Party (CCP) billions of dollars of...

 

The Majestic Sunflower

They grow all by themselves. All along the roads, in pastures, in fields, in barrow pits, and in gardens. The can even show up in your flower beds and vegetable gardens. Sunflowers are everywhere this year. If you're a fan of sunflowers this is an...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    September 2, 2021

The Left owns the Narrative

You’re a bigot! You’re racist! Homophobe! Xenophobe! You just want to throw Grandma over a cliff! Sound familiar? Those are only a small sample of terms Democrats, Socialists, throw around to make Conservatives back down from the battle....

 

Preparing your lawn for winter

If this week didn't get your attention I don't know what will. We usually keep the windows open at night during the summer and Wednesday night I wasn't sure it was still summer. Wednesday was hot but...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    August 26, 2021

What is the "America First" Movement?

I was speaking to one of the candidates for the US House of Representatives a few days ago and asked if he supported the America First movement. I asked because I’d heard his radio ad (very good ad) but didn’t hear any mention of the America...

 

The Fair, 4H, FFA and You

Chalk up another year for the Laramie County Fair. Once again the fair was a week of controlled chaos as exhibitors rushed to get in their entries, set up for the competitions, then held their breath...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    August 19, 2021

The Left fully understands What it is doing

I’ve heard, “the Left doesn’t understand,” and, “Democrats don’t grasp how the economy works,” and other such comments until my head is about to explode. I nearly called in to a local radio show after the host made a similar comment...

 

Water is Critical

So far Laramie County is doing pretty well according to the National Drought Monitor. There are parts of the county, though, that are in the abnormally dry range or drought. If you watch the map it...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    August 12, 2021

Mask Mandates....Again?

Are we on the road to another mask mandate in Wyoming? We are if the CDC has its way. They’ve identified Wyoming as having so many COVID cases that everybody has to mask up again. Even if you’ve been vaccinated. Even children. Praise God for...

 

Lavender

As I was considering topics for this week it occurred to me that it's been three years since I discussed lavender. If you haven't experienced the wonders, and joy, of lavender you'll be in for a...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    August 5, 2021

Take Pride in America

I am proud to be an American. Proud of our beginnings and our history. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and what we do for the rest of the world. America is a nation to be proud of. In fact, the more I think about it, the more pride I feel....

 

Garlic Scapes

"No, that's not what I said. Not garlic, garlic scapes. Two different things." That's the gist of a brief conversation I had with a friend when I offered her some garlic scapes. It didn't dawn on me...

 

Xeriscaping

I've talked with several people in the last few weeks concerning lawns. FYI. Part of the Master Gardener program is helping people with plant issues, including lawns. To a person they are concerned...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    July 22, 2021

Music of Our History Part 1

My granddaughter has started exploring music in recent weeks. That she enjoys it is obvious, she asks for “music” every time she sees me and is not above taking over my phone to look for songs to play. Not even two years old yet and she has...

 

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