Monday, July 21, 2008
Jarett and Laura are an Elkton couple who spend a great deal of their time kayaking the rivers and lakes of South Dakota. They not only go kayaking on warm, sunny summer days, but on cold windy, rainy days as well. You can also find them paddling on the lakes way in the middle of the night, wearing their miners lanterns.
Setting out on a kayak trip
Jay and Jarett are about to head down the Sioux River for the Flandreau dam. Today the river is high, and it is windy and rainy. This is a trip they have both made before, but each new day brings a new and interesting challenge. Find more details on Jay's blog, Kayaking the Lakes of South Dakota.
Kayaking the Big Sioux River
Jarett is about to run a small rapids in the Sioux river at the Pow Wow grounds north of Flandreau and is heading for the dam in Flandreau. It is a short stretch of the Big Sioux, but an interesting and pretty trip. The river will wind through the city park past the golf course, and he will end the 2 hour trip at the dam. Read more about kayaking on his blog, South Dakota Canoe Association.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Hill Top Dairy
Touring the dairy
Olga took time away from her office to give me a tour of the dairy. She pointed out a few new operations they have added this past year. One that seemed hard to believe is that the dairy takes its manure or used straw and runs it through a drying process that kills the bacteria. Once it comes out of the machine, it looks like foam, but is really just reused straw. It works great and sure saves on the manure hauling.