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Skaug Farm

Posted by Michael Dagen on Mar 4, 2019 in Skaug Farm

I was raised on the Skaug farm two miles west of Rothsay Minnesota. The Skaug family is a mystery to me, even though I feel intimately connected to them. My grandfather Garnett Johnson share cropped the Skaug farm and was willed the property following Inga Nettie Skaug’s passing. Netti passed while talking over the phone with my grandmother Lovey (Laverne).

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Around the age of three or four, I remember visiting Nettie with my grandmother.  I was not allowed to enter the house and had to sit and wait on a chair in the entry. Nettie might have worried that I would break something valuable, or maybe there was fear I would freak out from her taxidermy animals? It’s hard to say for sure.

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Four of the five Skaug children died on the farm where I was raised and after Nettie’s passing, the Wilken County Historical Society acquired most of their possessions. A few boxes of photographs and records have been passed on to me and I have decided to write a book titled; “Skaug Farm” chronicling my research into Hilmer, Pauli, Ida, Inga Nettie and the pipe wrench inventor Johan Skaug and their parents Peter & Olava (Skagness).  IMG_1091Johan Skaug

There are some who considered the Skaug’s house to be haunted and my mother and I did experience a few extraordinary happenings during our time there.  With this project I aim to share what I discover about this talented family and in the process reconnect with the little boy who will forever cherish his time at the Skaug Farm.

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Save the date!

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 27, 2019 in Day Gun, Light Heart Living, Music

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Free Dumb

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 12, 2018 in Day Gun, Uncategorized

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We like you best nice and sleepy
Count the sheep and don’t be weepy. 
 
Pay no mind all is fine
Let us pour you more red wine.
 
You say it hurts when awake?  
For heavens sake, take this and this to find escape. 
 
Do monsters hide under the bed?  
No. 
 
We demons lie behind the curtain sleepy head. 
 
 
Day Gun
 
 
 
 

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LUV in Disguise

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jul 10, 2018 in Day Gun

 Day Gun Live at the Nemeth Art Center 6.9.18 Photo by Jeremy Simonson

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<3 4.29.2018 <3

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on May 29, 2018 in WEM

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Birds Fly in Pairs

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Mar 25, 2018 in Day Gun

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Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Mar 1, 2018 in Abandoned Scout Camp, Music

 
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Leon Boots – Highway Ten

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 31, 2018 in Music, Recording

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Lone Some Luv

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 19, 2018 in Day Gun, Music

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Pull My Finger

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 14, 2018 in Day Gun

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Shadows surface killer whale
Shark fin lockless monster tale.  
 
Hold the reigns this woolly mammoth
Pull my finger trickster hand fist.
 
Let me kiss you here goodnight
Sweet dreams fight lucid fright.
 
Talking back to the mirror
You could use a trim hear hear.
 
What you will until fulfilled
Nothing’s free there is a bill.  
 
 
Day Gun
 

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Wanna fight? I bite.

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Jan 9, 2018 in Day Gun

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Heard your heart beating. 
            A tap on the window…let me in…let me in
                                                                                                              bad directions brought you
here.
 
You want my body to burn?  Burn it
You want bones to break?  Break them
Take   it   all   out on me. 
 
Then be free. 
 
For awhile 
Until another triggers your belief.
                                                                            Summon the witch mob if you like, but remember I bite.
 
 
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Winter Me

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 29, 2017 in Day Gun

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Wait.   Wait.   Rest.
Winter me. 
 
Everything in
the Great Hollow Tree. 
 
A warm whisper tongue
sings it true.
 
Some days I get it wrong,
someday flowers bloom. 
 
Some days I fled to run
from falling night. 
 
Quiet heals,
reflection brings sight.
 
The time is ripe,
ripe for you.
 
To say I Love,
I Love You True.
 
 
 Day Gun
 
 
 

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Trophy Hunt

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 24, 2017 in Day Gun

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Dear ones beware,
there are trophy hunters out there
who long to skin bare
your conquered carcass without care.
 
Never real or sincere,
your love a meal for their lair.
 
For until you prepare
to shield yourself for spiritual warfare,
the wild horse of your heart
may be mounted like a trophy hunt.
 
 
Day Gun
 
 

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The Longest Night!

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Dec 6, 2017 in Day Gun

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Day Gun – Trollhaugen – 11.24.2017

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Nov 27, 2017 in Day Gun

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11.24.2017

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Nov 1, 2017 in Day Gun

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Find Your Own Damn Way!

Posted by Ralph E. Cook on Oct 13, 2017 in Day Gun

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Conformity what a bore
Never wild, tame like a dog
Lame like a horse, just put it down
Be free from the chore.
 
Collectivism what a play
Used to divide, take freedom away. 
Taught in the schools
brought home to fools 
Playing the game
day after day…
life after life
Rotting your soul,
just do what you’re told.
 
Pay no mind and follow the blind?
OR
Find your own damn way!
 
Day Gun
 
 

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