Inventor, Collector & Craftsman

Inventor, Collector & Craftsman

Story & photos by Burton Laine   Graham Keeney became a folk artist after retiring. “This is what I work with. Sardine cans, juice cans, tomato paste cans, coffee cans. Th ...

Woodturning Starts Later in Life

Woodturning Starts Later in Life

Story and photos by Burton Laine   Walking into a meeting of Lake Superior Woodturners is immediately uplifting because of the friendly atmosphere. It’s evident these are peop ...

Poetry and Planting Trees

Poetry and Planting Trees

Story and photos by Bob Olen, horticulturist I couldn’t agree more with the poet, Joyce Kilmer. I have always had a great attraction to trees, perhaps even more so than to poetry. ...

Terrific Tomatoes!

Terrific Tomatoes!

The most popular garden vegetable in America is the tomato. This is true for northland gardeners as well. Even though the tomato is a warm-season crop native to Mexico, it can be g ...

Starting Anew

Starting Anew

  Article and pictures by Burton Laine During Mike Cherry’s entire life, his family would drive from the Twin Cities to McGregor every weekend of the summer. When he and Jan m ...

Mission Trips Perfect in The Second Half of Life

Mission Trips Perfect in The Second Half of Life

  In January my wife, Deb, and I went on a mission trip to help at a youth camp in Costa Rica. In past issues there have been several stories where the featured person(s) started d ...

Inventor, Collector & Craftsman

Story & photos by Burton Laine   Graham Keeney became a folk artist after retiring. “This is what I work with. Sardine cans, juice cans, tomato paste cans, coffee cans. These are the hardest to find now because the two-pound coffee cans are made of plastic. I buy aluminum flashing. At rummage sales a more ...

August 05, 2014