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About Prairie Legacy - German Russian Country

We are working as a nonprofit called the Tri-County Tourism Alliance to promote the cultural and historic history of the Germans from Russia who settled in Logan County, Emmons County and McIntosh County.

58th annual Meidinger Picnic

Today is the day… the hottest day of the summer… the day the Meidingers have their picnic… don’t go into the woods today, because today is the day — well you either know that song or you don’t…but anyway… It … Continue reading

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Sneak peek at an interview

As you know our Women Behind the Plow project is in full swing. After a summer of interviews, a photo exhibit will be created and debuted at the October 2015 Sauerkraut Days in Wishek. After that time, the photos will … Continue reading

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Another opportunity to support our work

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/proving-up-the-welk-homestead Everyone loves barns. In the old days German Russian families moved from homestead to homestead helping with butchering, harvest and barn raising. There’s a growing movement to preserve the history of the Germans from Russia that settled North Dakota. … Continue reading

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Making Rhubarb Ice Cream

I’m off to do more interviews, but try this delicious homemade ice cream recipe for the Fourth of July…

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Rainy days provide time for contemplation

Heavy rains reminiscent of May in 2011 evoke memories of the flood that summer that drove us from our beloved house in the country to a basement bedroom in the city of Bismarck. Air-conditioned, damp and just-not-our-own, it was like … Continue reading

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Oh wait….

Since the garden has been planted, the weather seems to have settled a bit and my farmer friends are all in the field, I can take the time to get out and do my next round of interviews. Somedays my … Continue reading

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My bend-over is broken

Finally winter let go of its harsh grasp on our state and there’s a mad rush to get everything planted as soon as possible when the weather finally allows work in the dirt. After five days of working outdoors, its … Continue reading

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Laundry day

The joy of hanging laundry It is impossible to mimic the scent of Mother Nature no matter how many times man tries – he misses the mark. There’s something about the smell of natural that cannot be manufactured in a … Continue reading

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Remembering Art and Gertie

  How time flies by until the day we leave this earth and find our friends who passed before in some place unknown to those left behind. Not every family has a tangled family tree like ours, but it was … Continue reading

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A black and white world

It’s been a while since I have had time to post, so I am sharing an essay I wrote… Be warned it’s long… but I didn’t want to make you wait for the ending…. Indigo tie-dyed clouds bleed across the … Continue reading

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