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On a wing and a prayer

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We had made our lists and checked them twice. We had removed all extraneous jewelry. We had packed everything in 3 ounce clear travel sizes.

Beef producers: A lot of people are counting on your work

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It’s been a few years, but I also remember what it’s like to come to a feedbunk, lined with cattle looking up, eagerly awaiting breakfast or supper. No doubt, you know that feeling well.

Winter from the window

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Short snaps of deep cold were not rare but all were deeply unwelcome. The cows, the hired men, the plumbing, the shivering calves, the machinery—everyone and everything—moved slower or not at all when temperatures fell to zero or below.

A lesson about the love of raising sheep

Thursday, January 22, 2015

When I was a toddler, my maternal grandfather decided his four little granddaughters needed the experience of bottle feeding a lamb.

Ask FSA Andy about loans for beginning farmers

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A beginning farmer is defined as someone who has not operated a farm for more than 10 years, substantially participates in a farm operation and meets the eligibility requirements of the loan program they are applying for.

DIY natural cleaners for farm and home

Friday, January 16, 2015

Many cleaning companies have begun to offer natural versions of commercial cleansers as consumers gain eco-consciousness, but these cleaners can easily be made at home.

Patterns: Welcome back, foodie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We didn’t know it back then but everyone on the big southern Illinois dairy farm of my youth was a foodie.

Pennsylvania can claim first covered bridge

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The first covered bridge in America is believed to have been the High Street (later, Market Street) Bridge across the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

Bird-eating hawk doing what comes naturally

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Whenever I find a bunch of feathers in the yard, I’m confident a sharp-shinned or Cooper’s hawk has probably visited.

Does priority count? New Year’s Day event beginning of show season

Thursday, January 15, 2015

We are starting out the new year with some material on show schedules, not necessarily steam, but engines none the less.

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