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Christmas at the Capitol 2010. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.
Christmas at the Capitol 2010. Photo by Bernie Hunhoff.

Weekend Web Roundup

Dec 17, 2011

How are your holiday preparations coming? If you like a fresh Christmas tree, you can still cut your own in the Black Hills National Forest. You’d better stop off at a Black Hills Forest Service office and get a $10 permit first, though.

Then there’s the question of what to put on your tree. The South Dakota Cowgirl decorated hers cowgirl-style. The hat tree-topper is pretty festive — and are those pheasant feathers?

The Christmas at the Capitol always features Christmas trees done up in a variety of styles. This year's theme is "Starlit Wonderland". If you can’t make it to Pierre this year, take a look at our Christmas at the Capitol photo galleries from 2008 and 2010.

Personally, I like a tree festooned with homemade ornaments: cranberry and popcorn strings, battered relics from my elementary school crafting days, and the like. One Laura Ingalls Wilder researcher made a series of paper ornaments using pages from the “Little Housebooks. Those are pretty fancy, but an ornament can be as simple as a string of bottle caps glued to a popsicle stick. Other kid-friendly holiday projects will be available at the Rapid City Journey Museum's "Christmas Crafts" Family Fun Day this Sunday from 2-4.

Of course, not everyone is preparing for Christmas this month. For Hanukkah, which starts next Tuesday at sundown, the folks at Wild Idea Buffalo Ranch enjoy a traditional recipe with a South Dakota twist – Braised Buffalo Brisket


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