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 By Mike Heath    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID Update January 2021

The national news media continues to rant about the increasing “spike” in the number of COVID cases. Being the media they really don’t say how cases are being counted though. Wyoming is no different. The reporting is confusing and doesn’t...

 

Planning your Garden Space

In 2020 nurseries ran out of seeds, shrubs, trees and nearly everything else we need to plant our gardens in the spring. Even more surprising, they ran out early in the season. It wasn't even only...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 5

Plank 6 ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, AND TAXES: This plank is a real doozy. It is a clear representation of the Democrats’ desire to turn us into a Socialist country where the government would control everything about our lives. Turning our country Sociali...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    January 21, 2021 

We are losing our FREEDOM

You are losing your freedom! I am losing my freedom! Our children are on the verge of not even knowing what freedom is! Look around at what’s happening in our country. We’ve watched the Democrats and liberal Republicans exert an enormous amount...

 

Fertilizer Basics

It does seem like an odd time to talk about fertilizers. There’s still snow on the ground, the wind is howling, Christmas is only five days away as I write this, and you’re probably like me, not at all interested in garden or lawn care right now....

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    January 14, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 4

Plank 5 EDUCATION: The Democrat’s view of education has not changed much over the years. The plank itself is very wordy and obfuscates the five major points they actually make. Although I’ll discuss the points separately, they must be considered...

 

Starting plants from Seeds

This year has already been pretty strange as far as the weather goes. It's January and nearly tee shirt weather. One day it seems like we're really going to have a good winter, snow and all, then the...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 3

Last week’s article was probably an eye opener for many people. Those who don’t follow politics regularly most likely wouldn’t know much, if anything about the Democrat platform. But just going through the first three planks brings their...

 

Houseplants

As I was contemplating the topic for this week it occurred to me that I've never written an article on houseplants. That seems odd. At least until you consider that I don't grow houseplants. Linda...

 

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 2

AMEN, Warren Wittstruck! Your letter to the editor on December 24th was right on and illuminates the low level of integrity of the Democrat Party. More people need to start speaking up like you did. It is also a perfect Segway into this week’s...

 

Soils

When I was in Saudi Arabia and other countries on the Arabian Peninsula I saw a lot of sand. Everywhere I looked was sand. Well...sand or concrete. Very little concrete. It was the most desolate...

 

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 1

I want to thank Jennifer Burns for all the hard work she put into copying the platforms of the two major political parties and the two wannabes so we could read them all together. However, all she really succeeded in doing was to show herself for...

 

Herbs are for cooking

I've always been in love with a good steak right from the cow and cooked on the grill. Plain meat. No frills. Charbroiled to perfection. Melt in your mouth. Oops! Back up that tape. Not melt in your...

 

Shame on You

Shame on you, Governor Gordon. Shame on you for your refusal to stand up and defend the Constitution of the United States by joining Texas in its stand against election fraud. The fraudulent acts of a few states have disenfranchised the vast...

 

An Herbal Experiment

This is the time of year that we break out the pots and pans, those special cooking machines, our best dishes and get ready for huge feasts, celebrations, and the great company of family and friends....

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    December 3, 2020

Follow the Science. Trust the Science

Follow the Science. Trust the Science. That’s the mantra of the liberal left whenever they want us to blindly believe in some part of their agenda. First it was global cooling. Then it was global warming. Neither of those panned out so they went...

 

Parsley - a highly underrated herb

For most of my life I thought the garnish on my plate at the restaurant was a waste of money for the restaurant and a waste of my time to take it off my plate. It wasn't until I was much older that I...

 

Natural Air Fresheners

Can plants really purify the air in our homes? That's a good question. Some researchers, such as scientists at NASA, say, "Yes": Other notable researchers, such as Lauren Johnson at CNN, will say,...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    November 26, 2020

Thank you Pine Bluffs Post for COVID information

As you all know now I’ve been writing articles on the COVID crisis for the last couple of months. The Pine Bluffs Post have been the only newspaper in the state with the courage to publish the facts that we aren’t being told by the news media...

 

Lions and Tigers and Bugs, Oh My!

If someone had told me a year ago that my worst insect problems would be in the dead of winter I would have said they were nuts. If they said that today, I'd have to say, "I know." In the 24 years...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    November 19, 2020

Is the Fear of COVID Affecting Our Senses?

I’m a knucklehead. I have to admit it because Governor Gordon said so, in public, in his last press conference. I’m a knucklehead because I don’t necessarily just go along with everything government does or says just because they said it. I gue...

 

Master Gardeners Fall Time Offerings

This past year has seen nurseries across the United States running out of trees, shrubs, and seeds. Even our local nurseries in Southeast Wyoming and Northern Colorado were running out. I don't know...

 

Essential Oils

This has been an extremely odd 10 days or so for me. As far as time goes I seem to have been in a daze to the point that I've had trouble remembering what day it was. When I'm busy trying to...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    November 5, 2020

Masks -- Really?

As of Monday, November 2, 2020, all Laramie County residents and visitors are required to wear a mask “Whenever any person is inside, or in line to enter, any retail or commercial business, or any government facility open to the general public,...

 

Mullein -- Friend or Foe?

My wife comes from a long line of farmers and ranchers. So naturally when Linda and I were married, long ago, I became part of that community. Fortunately, I really enjoyed the people with their...

 

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