Thursday, October 27, 2016

Frost seeding of legumes in February and early March can be used to improve pasture, hay quality and yield. The freezing and thawing of late winter and early spring can provide for good legume seed/soil contact and germination.

Have you listened lately to your house, especially if it is an old house? Over the years you've learned to identify its creaks and cracks, its rattles and bangs, without becoming alarmed. You also know its smells, not just from the kitchen, and if a skunk is passing through.

First I would like to apologize to any innocent drivers in a nearby urban area who may/may not have been menaced by a woman with a white knuckled grip on the steering wheel of a large white truck. That was me and I am sorry.

I am looking for lower prices. The farmers want one more shot at $7 corn. They should not bet the farm they will get it.

Chrysler's Super Bowl ad narrated by Clint Eastwood reminds us that we -- Americans -- are gritty and resilient. We're the wet-behind-the-ears upstarts still writing our young country's first chapters. It also reminds us of what's so great about this country: the freedom to fail and the freedom to reinvent and the freedom to change.

What a winter we have had so far. I think many of us would like for winter set in and the ground to freeze until spring. Dealing with all the rain and mud has made things difficult.

I often wonder to myself if dedication is becoming an old-fashioned word which we just wink at, go on our way and do as we please?

Make sure your power of attorney form on file with the USDA's Farm Service Agency is the right one.

Bats are hard at work around the world, fulfilling tasks that are vital to healthy ecosystems and human economies. Many of the more than 1,200 bat species are insectivorous.

Any of us who drives a motor vehicle, and that includes probably almost everyone over the age of 16, has at one time or another complained about rude and thoughtless drivers.
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