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Japanese tinplate vehicle toys gave a preview of future automobiles

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes about the more than 100-year lifetime of tinplate toys with a lithograph finish.

Dairy Channel: Silo management challenges in 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Now that the silage is in the silo, extension agent Ernie Oelker says the real work begins to assure the cows receive a safe, properly balanced ration that is palatable and capable of supporting optimum production.

Put Me Back In The Saddle, Again

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Family life editor Laurie Steeb is ready to get behind the steering wheel of a car. Maybe.

Interpreting our Farm Aid editorial

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Reader is disappointed that Farm and Dairy didn’t support the intent behind the Farm Aid concerts.

Breast cancer advice from a survivor

Thursday, October 10, 2002

“I am lucky and fortunate to be a breast cancer survivor,” writes letter writer Pattie Coplin. “Many women refuse to take a proactive role against breast cancer and ignore the situation completely.”

Yesteryear catalogs entertain, excite

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes that those Sears catalogs were an important part of America, from the most rural post office route in the backwoods all the way to bustling big cities.

Older generations cooked up own fun

Thursday, October 10, 2002

When columnist Judie Sutherland looks back on seasons past, she remembers how much fun the kids of “her” generation could cook up, none of it costing a dime.

Hazard A Guess: Week of Oct. 10, 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Love beyond measure: Wine glasses for weddings, mugs for marriage

Thursday, October 10, 2002

It’s just an old coffee mug, but for columnist Kym Seabolt, it’s a symbol of wedded bliss: slightly worn, slightly comforting, but always present.

Read it Again: Week of Oct. 10, 2002

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Each week Farm and Dairy takes a look at what was making news in years gone by.

Smoke obscures reality, mortality

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Columnist Kymberly Foster Seabolt says the anti-smoking warriors and the surgeon general just don’t get it: Teens are immortal.

Dairy Excel: Dairy producers getting squeezed: Time to review Dairy Excel book

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Extension dairy agent Tom Noyes gets back to basics in this week’s Dairy Excel column.

Walk With The World For The World

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Farm and Family Living columnist Laurie Marlatt Steeb writes about the joys of doing for others through the annual Crop Walk, although this year, others will be “doing for her,” and pushing her wheelchair.

Forest management plan carries over to barn management plan

Thursday, October 3, 2002

A barn is more than a place to house crops, machinery and livestock. A “management plan” will help you maintain your investment.

Stop spreading e-mail hoaxes

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Don’t spread e-mail hoaxes. Check them out first.

Hazard A Guess: Week of October 3, 2002

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Helping neighbor turns into big mess

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Rural thugs shatter peace of columnist Judith Sutherland’s country living.

Read it Again: Week of October 3, 2002

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Each week Farm and Dairy takes a look at what was making news in years gone by.

Article reflected outdated woodland thinking

Thursday, October 3, 2002

An Indiana reader objects to recent article that pushed pasture over forestland.

Then and now: Down on the farm

Thursday, October 3, 2002

Antique columnist Roy Booth writes there were plenty of things to do – both around the home, barn and fields – on the farms of old.

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