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Down on the Farm: Four-wheelin' in the desert


Last week, a neighbor from back home and a fellow snowbird showed me an adventure I have never before experienced. 

I was invited to go four-wheelin' on the Arizona desert. 

Three parties met at a remote staging area just north of Florence. We unloaded the four-wheelers and planned the day.

I was given a choice. Either I would wear a kerchief over my nose and mouth, or I would wear one of those medical-looking dust masks. 

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Eric Bergeson

Eric Bergeson is the third generation owner of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, Minn., a business started by his grandfather in 1937. He also writes a weekly column for several newspapers in northwestern Minnesota. He has published four books, including most recently Pirates on the Prairie, which the Minneapolis Tribune called "a Minnesota cultural and historical treasure." You can read more from Eric at his website, The Country Scribe