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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: Planting for butterflies

Welcome back to Magnetic North where Mother Nature has decided to give us the cold shoulder off and on.

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Canada Goose

Magnetic North: The Merry Month of Mud

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where spring rains brought back many sights and sounds missing for the past seven months. The bedrock along the highway weeps profusely.

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Peaches, the elderly housebunny

Magnetic North: Ruin and Treasure

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where all creatures great, small and in-between waken to a white with new snow. And thank heaven for that.


Magnetic North: Dark and True and Tender

Welcome back to Magnetic North where signs of winter are hard to ignore. Besides the naked trees and frosty mornings, winter reminders show up even indoors.


 

Magnetic North: Enough

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where folks in the know are celebrating the prediction of a MUCH less severe winter than last.


Buff Orpington

Magnetic North: What Are We Here For?

Welcome back to Magnetic North, where change is not only in the air, but in the bird nests as well. My chickens and geese have finally called their summer vacations from laying eggs over.


 

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.