Magnetic North

Vicki with her angora rabbit, Peaches

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Vicki Biggs-Anderson
Vicki lives  on a 100-year-old homestead in Colvill that she and her late husband, Paul moved to from the Twin Cities 23 years ago.
She shares this special place with five cashmere and milk goats,  a dozen-plus laying hens, three talkative geese an assortment of wild and domestic ducks, six angora rabbits, a house cat , a yellow Lab and a rescue retriever/kangaroo and one very spoiled Bourbon Red turkey.
When not feeding, chasing or changing "sheets" for all of the above, Vicki writes, volunteers, knits, wanders the woods, balances rocks and, "when a fit of discipline strikes," dives into her decade of weekly columns for the old News-Herald in search of a book or screenplay or, more like, a sit-com.  Listen at your convenience by subscribing to a podcast.


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Goose

Magnetic North Sept. 9, 2009: Life Lessons From A Goose

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where we learn lessons both bitter and sweet from Mother Nature. Or, as she is known best in Northern Minnesota, Mommy Dearest.

Lucky

Magnetic North Sept. 2, 2009: Dreams That Feed the Soul

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where preparations for winter are underway.

 
Loading Hay

Magnetic North August 19, 2009: Harvesting Before Summer Comes

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where harvest started before summer did this year. I think most would agree with me that the first dog days of summer came not in July, but in early August.

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Magnetic North August 5, 2009: Tripping the Shore

Welcome back to Magnetic North. Far from the madding crowd, and just about everyplace else. 

 
Animals in pasture

Magnetic North July 29, 2009: Poetic Antidote to Colvill Cat Fever

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where my six goats, one llama, eight rabbits and heavens knows how many feathered creatures live in blissful ignorance.  


Ducklings

Magnetic North July 16, 2009: Summer rains make memories bloom

Welcome back to a wet but happy Magnetic North. After too many days without a drop of rain, it poured Tuesday night. All that day Paul and I watched the sky. Listened to the radio.


 
Baby bunnies

Magnetic North July 10, 2009: Fourth of July surprise

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where nature never ceases to amaze and surprise.
Take this past Fourth of July, for example. Holidays around our house tend to be uneventful.

Milk goats

Magnetic North July 1, 2009: Harte of my Heart

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where my first try at goat milking is going much better.