"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Saturday, November 21, 2015

More Snow

From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader:
Fourteen inches of snow were reported in the southwest quadrant of the city by Friday evening, the National Weather Service office said. On the other side of town, Sioux Falls Regional Airport recorded 7.1 inches by 6 p.m.

The numbers shattered the previous snowfall record for Nov. 20, which was measured at 3.8 inches in 1975.
We got less than an inch, but it finally feels like winter!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Farm Dog on Duty

Our dog, seen through a basement window, keeping an eye on the approach to the south.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Financial Literacy vs. Money Savviness

After South Dakota's 6th place ranking for Money Savviness, the Center for Financial Literacy gives South Dakota an F for "financial literacy."

How is this possible? Looking only at high school requirements instead of actually trying to measure financial literacy.