South Dakota Humanities Life on the Farm & Ranch
Stories of South Dakota form the heart of the South Dakota Humanities Council's one-of-a-kind series, featuring the words of your South Dakota friends and neighbors.
From Life on the Farm & Ranch: "The birds and their singing, the curious cows and new calves in an adjacent pasture, distant farm noises riding the breeze, and the sun's warmth all conspire to transform the moment. I experience an epiphany; I "get it."...I comprehend that [the Pasque flowers] are emblematic of spring and the end of a long, dark, cold winter. They are new growth, claiming victory for what will be another season of abundant growth. These flowers are a link between a hardy and trusting people to a land that is both harsh and gracious." - John T. Capone