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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 Pase 5 FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK... By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist BY ALLISON OLIA4B EDITOR, WALSH COUNTY PRESS I have learned a great manyeye contact with the little ones things over the years while at- holding their bags toward you tending a parade or two. The like an extra in "Oliver Twist." things I learned as a child and the If you are throwing candy and things I have learned as a parent you have large farm equipment or are fascinating lessons in priorities, horses behind you, you better If you are in a parade and plan have brought your pitching arm, to throw candy, study the route, because these kids are of one Look back through the history of mind when it comes to collection the event to estimate need. Plan ac- mode and parents are doing every- cordingly, thing they can to avoid a parade re- If you have no candy, you bet- lated incident. ter have a talent, like a marching If you are throwing anything band or a dance troupe. If you have that will not survive 100 degree run out of candy, you better drive weather, remember less is more. straight ahead and avoid making The tiny Americans may love a :!!! :~ !~ ~ !!!7: ~ ~!~!)~!@!~i~ii~i~i~i!~i!i~iii!i~iii~iii!ii!ii!~!!~i!~!i~i~!ii~i~)!~!~/"~!~! ;/ !:ii !i)i: !!~?@iil/iil; ~ Hello, If you haven't noticed, there is a severe drought taking place across much of the Dakotas. It ex- tends into Montana as far west as Miles City. Maybe further now. I haven't been to Wyoming. But I just figure it is always dry there. You see people haying some pretty poor stuff. Road ditches that make a bale or two to the mile. Side hills that normally are left alone. Crops that are too poor to combine but may make a bale an acre. Hay is scarce. In North Dakota we have only two seasons. "Putting up hay sea- son" and "feeding hay season". They tend to overlap at times. This past week I made some small square bales. They are often referred to as "idiot blocks". You don't see many of them anymore. That made it hard for cowboys and cowgirls on the rodeo trail Often little squares in the road ditch were very inviting when hauling a trailer load of horses over the road when rodeoing. It wasn't re- ally stealing. It was just kind of thought of as "I'd do the same for him". Years ago, one of my friends was asked to ride along while one of these heists was taking place. The older, wiser driver, told the young roper to jump out and grab a couple bales of hay out of the road ditch. It just happened that the owner of the hay came down the road. He pulled up, rolled down his window, and inquired, "What do %rt (;