Archive for December, 2010

Arb Sightings 12/17/10

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well, I think it’s safe to say that we’re overflowing in both lemons and lemonade here in southern Minnesota. This past weekend’s expected snowstorm was indeed the monster blizzard that had been predicted, dropping up to two feet of snow in some Twin Cities locations. Here in St. […]

Arb Sightings 12/10/10

Southern Minnesota is stuck in a bad late fall/early winter rut. I say this because tonight and tomorrow we’re in for yet another weekend snowstorm, with ice and up to a foot of snow possible for some areas (including the Twin Cities). Last weekend we received somewhere between eight and ten inches in St. Peter, […]

Perry Christmas!

Well, Perry has been chugging along, pumping nutrients into her/his berries, and some of them are now big orange whoppers.  In addition, a few of them have ripened and fallen from the infructescence, and they contain seeds!  Those first seeds have been sown (thanks Bob and Matt), and we await the result. Ok – now […]

Arb Sightings 12/3/10

Winter has decided to begin in earnest, one month earlier than usual. Over the past couple weeks southern Minnesota has seen more snow, several dangerous ice storms (one of which caused about 400 vehicle accidents in the Twin Cities in one night), and frigid temperatures struggling to reach the 20’s. Even today here in St. […]