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Banking on the beauty of barns

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Winding through the hills of Harrison County earlier this month, I turned onto a road and immediately eased up on the gas pedal as a colorful painted quilt block on a barnside caught my eye.

Did court clarify or muddy waters?

Thursday, August 3, 2006

The U.S. Supreme Court waded into the waters of the United States earlier this summer, finally defining those waters for the U.

Go ahead, call me some names

Thursday, July 20, 2006

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet By Susan Crowell Farm and Dairy advertising representative Georgeanne Wolf hand-delivered the fax.

Book captures one soaring life

Thursday, July 13, 2006

When I opened the package, I had no idea what the big, hardcover book was or who it came from. Bobo’s Flying Circus? And then I looked below the title and saw the subtitle: “Autobiography of Gilbert Russell Evans.

Net farm income continues slide

Thursday, June 29, 2006

If you’re a farmer, don’t read this. If you’re a farmer wannabe, you’d better read this. Everyone else should read it, too.

Digging deep to find motivation

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Baseball hall of famer Ryne Sandberg said his dad always told him, “Keep your nose clean, your mouth shut and your eyes and ears open because you might learn something.

What does it take to farm? Numbers

Thursday, June 8, 2006

“What does it take to earn a living on the farm?” Good question. What’s the answer? Actually, the question was the title of a report from a Minnesota Extension educator (we used to call them ‘agents,’ remember?).

It’s not delivery, it’s pasture-raised

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I’m intrigued by the growing “local foods” movement and direct marketing of just about anything farm-fledged.

Shouldn’t we push speaking English?

Thursday, April 6, 2006

You always wonder, on the first day of daylight-saving time, whether anyone will sheepishly arrive at church just as the service is ending.

A country of contradictions

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I watched the huge muskrat swim toward the bank of the Jordan River below me. Zooming in with my long camera lens, I snapped a shot to give to Mahoning County native Karl Gebhardt who was about to be baptized (we’re talking “dunking” here) in the shallow river.


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