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Korean War anniversary triggers memories

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ten years ago Farm and Dairy published a couple of my columns about my experiences in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. I’d like to rerun them (slightly revised) in honor of the veterans of that struggle, as well as the veterans of all our wars and especially, the men and women serving in […]

Garfield, Ohio home to MacDonald

Friday, July 16, 2010

How many readers have heard of the MacDonald car that was built in nearby Garfield, Ohio? For that matter, how many have heard of Garfield (not Garfield Heights), Ohio? Garfield is a tiny community of about twenty homes and a busy feed mill along Ohio State Route 534, right along the Norfolk Southern railroad a […]

Invention of cars link cities

Friday, July 16, 2010

During the 1800s and early 1900s, many American farmers were extremely conservative and disliked innovation and the unconventional. This was especially true when the first automobiles appeared on country roads about 1900. The first cars were bought by more or less affluent individuals who mainly lived in towns and cities and who headed for the […]

Nothing stays the same

Friday, July 16, 2010

Erma Dickey Wonstetler was appointed assistant Postmaster of the tiny U.S. Post Office in Signal, Ohio, in 1906, at the same time as her father, Jefferson John Dickey was appointed Postmaster. She served as his assistant until he retired in 1940, and then succeeded him. Typical day. The Post Office served about 200 customers and […]

Feathered friends pose some problems

Friday, July 16, 2010

How could it possibly be the middle of July when it was spring just a moment ago and June was almost non-existent? Somehow, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year didn’t register. Maybe because the rain was pouring down — and crossways — or because the furnace had to run […]

FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello Again! Last week I alluded to having the formula for skunk stink. Specifically, the solution to remove the smell not create it — fool with skunks and they can create it for you. I have a Lab that seems to think that everything that comes around either wants to play with or be killed […]

Golly, tell me how you really feel: Readers respond to previous columns

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reader letters, telephone calls and e-mails arrive at this office every day, and every six months or so some see print here because, as I often explain in personal replies to correspondence, “I’ve had my say, you’re entitled to yours.” For example, a mid-January column on a massive restructuring of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association […]

Not feeling the love: How do moms deal with bullies?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I love my kids, I love my friends’ kids, and I would probably love YOUR kids. This does not mean I love ALL kids. I am full up to HERE with mean girls and bullies.

A picture is path for memory lane

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Old photographs, especially those discovered which had never been seen, are like a happily successful archeological dig. There is nothing more exciting to me than this kind of find. Kitty Sutherland, married to my husband’s older brother Dick, urged us to come see something that she knew we would be thrilled to share. As she […]

Planning ahead with your grazing strategies: Fall is fast approaching

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Now that summer is under way, many producers are finishing first cutting hay and preparing to make second cutting. As rotational graziers, however, we should already be thinking about preparations for the fall and winter and how we will feed our livestock after forage growth has stopped. Stockpiling While it may be a little early […]

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