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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Magnetic North: Am I Ready For This?

Welcome back to Magnetic North where wildflower colors shift rapidly now from the predominant yellows and whites and oranges to the royal hues which announce the coming of.....are you ready for thi


Magnetic North: Skunked!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the sweet smell of wildflowers mingles with those of grilled burgers, campfires, and sunscreen, as well as some not-so-sweet smells such as of wet dogs, fish


 
Vicki's Crane

Magnetic North: All things winged, wicked and wonderful

Welcome back to Magnetic North where winged critters, both wondrous and wicked now trump the weather for the number one topic of conversation in the grocery aisles and at the early morning “r


Bufflehead

Magnetic North: Back to the beach!

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where migrating birds and wide open beaches draw my eyes and heart.


 

Magnetic North: The horror

Welcome back to Magnetic North, to spring rain, spri


Proud Father, Colin, the Cochin Frizzle Banty

Magnetic North: Mine. Not Mine

Welcome back to Magnetic North, now into our second official week of spring (according to the calendar anyway).


 

Magnetic North: The SilentTreatment

 Welcome back to Magnetic North, where the great lake appears ready to wake up after giving us the silent treatment for weeks on end.


Making the trek

Magnetic North: Polar Bearing-up

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where Mother Nature showed her Mommy Dearest face to us through the holidays and beyond.
 


 
Wooly Bear Caterpillar

Magnetic North: All hail the Wooly Bear

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where my faith in the wooly bear caterpillar has turned to rock solid belief.
 


Ducklings - photo by Vicki Biggs-Anderson

Magnetic North: Bird brains and other family members

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where I’m in a spot of bother with ducks…my ducks, primarily.