October 31st, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Happy Halloween! It is cool, clear and frosty here in central Minnesota this morning. I doubt if I will have many goblins coming to Millstream Village, but maybe I should put out a bowl with some of those tiny candy bars anyway. This is the note from Writer’s Almanac by Garrison Keillor: “Today is All […]

October 24th, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Fifteen years of service. There were 15 of us that were recognized by the MPR Board of Directors yesterday at MPR headquarters. After spending 23 years of selling in the office furniture industry and 6 years in the office equipment industry, I was unemployed and spending the summer of 1999 painting old buildings in the […]

October 17th, 2014 by Gary Osberg

MEA weekend is a special time of the year. Many a father/son(daughter) combo head for the woods or ponds to bring home the “bacon” in the form of grouse or duck. Larry, a friend of mine who died way too young, knew that I had never taken up hunting, but he wanted my son and […]

October 9th, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Good afternoon from Collegeville, It is a bright sunny day here in central Minnesota. I have been fighting off a cold all week and I am fading fast, so this is going out early. The highlight of my week was baking a couple of Hubbard squash harvested from the garden in Upsala. Placing one half […]

October 3rd, 2014 by Gary Osberg

Good morning from Collegeville, The word “snow” is in the forecast. Not nice. Hopefully there will be some Indian Summer yet this month. There are all those fall things that need to be done. I better make a trip to Upsala tomorrow to harvest the rest of the Butternut squash. The first batch of soup […]