Frozen Mississippi River at St. Louis, Eads Bridge, historical

Arctic Temperatures Bring Hard Times to St. Louis: February 1, 1899

Extreme cold temperatures were gripping St. Louis on this date in 1899, so much so that a report in the Kansas City Journal claimed five St. Louisans had succumbed to the cold the day before. It was reported that temperatures hadn’t gone higher than 1 degree Fahrenheit.

Shake Off the Winter Blues with Blueberry Bars

These sweet, tart and nutty bars with a touch of coconut will whisk away the wintertime blues. The shortbread-like crust holds up to the juicy berries for a perfect crunch. You can use fresh or frozen blueberries (thaw them first).

Meet the Sled Dogs that Live in Missouri

This sled dog article ran in the January/February 2019 issue of Missouri Life. Now they have opened Sled & Breakfast! A sled dog-themed doggy daycare, boarding, and training facility! Eight-foot fences, concrete borders along the edges of the fences, and multiple play yards!

Guide to Caring for Birds During Cold Weather

Here in Missouri, we’re lucky to be a crossroads for birds heading south or overwintering here. Here’s a Guide to preparing your backyard for overwintering birds as well as a photo contest you can enter.

August 19, 1855

Records show a “sharp frost” in Greene County.  This was the beginning of one of the worst winters ever seen.