Al Batt

Writer

Not angst and woe, but the other A&W

Summer was filled with hope and reality. Hopes were dashed as regularly as meals were prepared. The ladies were talking about rutabaga and asparagus recipes. ... Read more

Saying goes if the swallows leave early, winter will be a hard one

Saying goes if the swallows leave early, winter will be a hard one

My neighbor Crandall stops by. “How are you doing?” I ask. Read more

Man sounds that came from the man caves

The pumpkins were so fat, I called them plumpkins. It was nearly fall. I drove with apples on my mind. I hoped that the deer ... Read more

DNR: Minnesota pheasant population increased from last year

DNR: Minnesota pheasant population increased from last year

My neighbor Crandall stops by. “How are you doing?” I ask. “Everything is nearly copacetic. My sweet corn crop was fantastic this year. It was ... Read more