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Post-Christmas gift discussions

The Jacksons from the December 20, 2018 issue of the Manitoba Co-operator

Sure smells good in the kitchen.” Andrew Jackson seated himself in the armchair next to the brightly decorated Christmas tree in the living room and cradled his coffee cup in his hands. “Smells good out here too,” said Rose. She sat up on the couch and pulled the comforter she had been napping under up

Jicama with avocado and
cilantro dip.

Beautiful vegetable platters for the holidays

Add a delicious, attractive and healthy option to your holiday season fare

Happy holidays! If your holiday season is like ours, food will be a common theme in your festivities. And rightly so. Sharing good food with loved ones is a way of celebrating our good fortune and passing on our traditions, culture, religion and family rituals. In our family, big, beautiful vegetable platters have become part


According to Davis Instruments, this Vantage Pro2 station — mounted on a 21-foot pole on the north coast of the Caribbean island of St. Barts — survived Hurricane Irma, during which it recorded a wind gust of 320 km/h.

Late weather-related holiday gift ideas

With weather stations, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for

With fairly quiet winter weather across the Prairies and as we head into the holiday season, it can be a tough time of year to come up with weather-related articles. I have to thank one reader who reminded me that I didn’t do my usual article on weather-related gift ideas, and while it might be

Lori and Art Gibson of Neepawa take a packed sleigh for a spin through the homesteaders’ village at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum Dec. 14.

PHOTOS: A pioneer Christmas

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum hosts this annual event

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum has been celebrating the Christmas season with its annual Christmas Homesteaders’ Village event at Austin. For more than five years the group celebrates the season with the annual event to give attendees a glimpse into the lives of the early rural pioneers on the weekends leading up to Christmas. For many



(Gloria Solano-Aguilar photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

U.S. livestock: CME hogs ease from 10-month top on lower cash prices

Chicago | Reuters — Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hogs on Wednesday slid from a 10-month high, weakened by profit-taking and less money paid by packers for slaughter-ready, or cash, hogs, said analysts. February closed 0.5 cent lower at 71.025 cents (all figures US$). April ended down 0.1 cent, at 75.275 cents. Processors need fewer animals

During times of war, a message of courage

During times of war, a message of courage

Our History: December 1943

The image on the front page of our December 15, 1943 issue carried a Christmas message to take courage during the bleak time of the Second World War. Among the news on the front page was that Manitoba’s total Victory Bond sales had reached $99,641,400, just short of the $100-million objective and that the Manitoba

(Keith Weller photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

U.S. grains: Soybeans at three-month low

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures fell to a three-month low on Thursday, the sixth straight session of declines, on pressure from easing vegetable oil prices and improving crop weather in South America. Wheat and corn futures both were the highest in more than a week, with prices notching narrow gains on better-than-expected U.S.


Editorial: Happy Christmas

Here in the heart of winter, those of us living north of the equator find our days drawing ever shorter until reaching their nadir; we must find comfort where we can. Societies through history have dealt with this by having a mid-winter celebration as a centrepiece of their calendars, be they written, celestial, lunar or