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Springtime to do list

The last few days of "pre-Spring time" weather, in other words warm with little wind, set me to thinking about what I needed to do to be ready for planting. Yes, and yardwork, too. I'm trying not to...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    April 8, 2021 

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 15

The contents of this article do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Pine Bluffs Post. WATER RIGHTS Plank 17: “The Wyoming Republican Party believes in the state’s primacy over water, wildlife, minerals and natural resources; supp...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    April 8, 2021 

Legislative Watch – Wrap Up

The legislative session is winding down, finally. When the Legislators come back Tuesday from Easter break they will only have two days left. That means that by the time you get the paper, they’ll be gone for another year. HB0075 (Voter...

 

Care of our Prairies

Ever since the "historic" snowstorm ended I've been watching the complaints pile up on FaceBook. Now I'm not a FaceBook user so Linda was reading them to me. I gave up on FaceBook when Zuckerberg...

 

Republican Party elects new officers

The Laramie County Republican Party held their biennial county convention on Saturday to elect a new slate of officers for the years 2021-2022. Dani Olsen was reelected over challenger Freddie Flores...

 

Corn - an ageless grain

Oh, for the love of corn! Let me count the ways. Corn on the cob, roasted corn, whole corn, creamed corn, corn relish, corn soup, cornbread, popcorn, tortillas, corn pudding, johnny cakes, corn...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    March 25, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 13

The contents of this article do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Pine Bluffs Post. LIBERTY Plank 9 “Liberty is indivisible from economic freedom. The free market economy is the economic system most compatible with the...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    March 25, 2021

Legislative Watch - HB0075, HB0082 and HB0209 (Legalization of Marijuana), HB0116, HB0124 and SF081(Second Amendment) Updates

I have to admit that I’m sorely disappointed with our legislature this year. In the November elections the voters removed several legislators that had shown themselves to be more liberal than Wyoming and replaced them with people who were supposed...

 

Peas - healthy and tasty

Few vegetables are tastier than fresh picked peas. Maybe corn but you usually have to cook it rather than snack. I've picked peas right off the vine for a snack while I'm working in the garden....

 

Pumpkins not just for Jack O Lanterns

Pumpkins are the face of Halloween. Uh Hum. Pardon the pun. That may be what they are best known for but they are so much more. The first thing that we need to understand in order to understand pumpkin is that it is a winter squash, a member of the...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 10

The contents of this article do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Pine Bluffs Post. This article starts the analysis of the Wyoming Republican Party platform. For total disclosure and transparency, I want to let you know that I...

 

The Mighty Tomato

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 just eat the fruit by itself. But...

 

2021 Farm and Ranch Show

The first Farm and Ranch Show at the Archer Event Center was held last weekend and was a very pleasant surprise for me. I fully expected that everything would be applicable only for commercial farm...

 

Irrigation System for the home and garden

I don't know about you but I'm getting the itch to get outside and play in the dirt. I have a lot of projects planned for this year and some of them require an irrigation system to be installed....

 

Prairie care in drought

Sometimes I think Wyoming is either feast or famine. This winter has actually been pretty good as far as the temperatures go. At least we haven't had a long stretch of sub-zero temperatures. Nor has i...

 

Fertilizing – When and How Much

Believe it or not, spring is rapidly approaching. Yeah. Once again the weather has been up and down, cold and warm, windy and calm, snowy (well, kind of) and dry. It's almost like it can't make up...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    February 4, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 7

Plank 8: IMMIGRATION: The Immigration plank in the Democrat Platform is very short and starts off with a profound, but meaningless, statement, “Our country was built on immigration”. Sounds good and I think we can all agree that it’s true....

 

Hail is a dangerous enemy

Hail is Public Enemy #1 in southeastern Wyoming. The entire state has hail, but did you know the worst hail zone in the country is right here in Laramie County? Yep. The oval from Burns to Carpenter...

 
 By Mike Heath    Opinion    January 28, 2021

Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 6

(**The contents of this article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or views of the Pine Bluffs Post**) Plank 7 PUBLIC LANDS, CONSERVATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Public lands and the environment have been at the forefront of public discourse for...

 
 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...

 

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