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Facing hard times in December 1932

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My parents, Blanche Ganoe and Sam Moore, were married in October 1931, and while I don’t know how they spent that first Christmas, I’m pretty sure that by the time Christmas of 1932 rolled around, they were living in the farmhouse (owned by my grandfather) where I grew up. The Townsends (Dad’s sister, her husband […]

Experience Christmas Eve in 1959

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Once again I’m sharing with you my mother’s thoughts of Christmas and even though you receive this week’s Farm and Dairy on Christmas Eve, most folks are certainly too busy at the moment to read all the interesting material it contains. But perhaps after everyone has gone to bed, after everyone is taking a breather […]

Remembering Christmases of the past

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The chill in the air and the lightly falling snow outside my window is a wonderful backdrop to the wonder of the blessed holiday. There is no other time of year that is quite so wondrous, so magical, so worthy of our wonder. Christmas is the most important birthday celebration of all time. No matter […]

I am dreaming of a just right Christmas

Thursday, December 24, 2009

“There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck Some gather on the eve and some on the day. Some prefer to leave home, and others to stay. Whatever your preferences or plans may be, Christmas is a time of hopes, dreams and glee. There […]

Hazard A Guess: Week of Dec. 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget (or at least ‘hazard a guess’ as to its use).

Farmers, expect nothing; do something

Thursday, December 17, 2009

When Thomas Paine wrote those famous words, he inspired Americans to continue their battle for independence from England. The late 1700s were certainly a different time than today, but the quote speaks to many of us in agriculture right now. These are the times that try men’s souls. Farming in 2009 has been enough to […]

Ask FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Hello Again! I hope you are sorting out the farm bills and FSA papers as need be as we wrap up the end of this year. As many of you are meeting with your landlords over holiday cookies and milk, make sure you have your lease agreements up to speed and that you notify your […]

Living longer may require some green space

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A radio report caught my ear the other day and set me to thinking. A medical study conducted somewhere in Holland concluded that people who are surrounded by even a small patch of forest, lawns or parks are consistently healthier than those who have no green space surrounding their living environments. Well, I have a […]

You can become a Project FeederWatch volunteer

Thursday, December 17, 2009

If you’ve never put out food for wild birds, this column is for you. Perhaps you are motivated personally — you’d like to see if you can attract beautiful winter birds to your backyard. Or perhaps you envy the birds you see in your neighbor’s yard. Or maybe a child has come home from school […]

I can tell you crow tastes like chicken

Thursday, December 17, 2009

One of the worst meals of my life occurred on a stormy June evening in the early 1980s at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. The main course that night was a stringy, tasteless filet of me that my bosses at Successful Farming magazine served up to an unhappy advertiser, Allis Chalmers. The sin that put me on […]

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