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 By Gay Pearson    Opinion    April 22, 2020

River Ramblings south

Hello April! Wow, that March lion cut loose a few days late! We were somewhat prepared for the storm as the warnings were out there, but it's always a surprise when the weatherman is right. It had...

 
 By Gay Pearson    Opinion    April 1, 2020

River Ramblings South

Having grown up near the Missouri River in an isolated area, I don't really notice self-quarantine! We were always more than 5 miles away from anyone and are still pretty much that way today. My Mom a...

 

River Ramblings south

It has already been a muddy Spring, which is unusual, with it still being February. For us, the moisture is a blessing as it is for most farmers and ranchers, but it can also be a curse when trying to haul hay or feed livestock on our county and...

 

River Ramblings South

Here on the river, it is always a benefit to get through January with decent weather; this year has been exceptionally nice, we are enjoying it. With the thawing and water running, then freezing, we...

 

River Ramblings South

We had friends from Pennsylvania visiting as we were making plans and preparing to market our 2019 calves at auction. They are also farmers and ranchers; they had brought their local Lancaster...

 

River Ramblings South

I pray everyone had a Blessed Thanksgiving, as another month slides into the sunsets of times gone. I reflect on reasons to be thankful living here by the beautiful Missouri River. We appreciate...

 

River Ramblings North

There are many homesteads here at Pearson Ranch along the beautiful picturesque Missouri River. The Johnson's, Bakers, Coopers, among many other names, lost in the sands of time. There are no longer...

 
 By Gay Pearson    News    October 30, 2019

Pearson Pumpkin Patch

Rain and mud made it questionable whether Big Sandy's F. E. Miley School would be able to come to Pearson's Pumpkin Patch on the scheduled date. With shortages of bus drivers, it was not looking good...

 

River Ramlings- South

Growing seasons are unpredictable in most parts of the country, and living here by the Missouri River is no different and sometimes worse! We always plan to plant our seeds in the garden around the 10th of May. Then we plant our plants and seedlings...

 
 By Gay Pearson    News    September 18, 2019

Melons, Melons, Pearson Melons

After a summer of planting, irrigating, weeding, and cultivating, we are now enjoying the fruits of our labor. Yesterday we picked melons for three Farmer's Markets in our area. We spend many hours...

 

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