Hard work is good for the soul. Hard work builds character. Hard work makes you tougher. Hard work teaches you things you don’t even know you are learning.
August is the time Ohio producers should begin stockpiling feed for their animals winter needs.
Stockpiling means to accumulate forages that will be harvested by grazing livestock at a later time.
In its rush to blow out of steamy Washington D.C. for a month of cooler temperatures and cooler tempers, Congress ran the legislative meat grinder hard in the final days of July to crank out enough fat-laden sausage to sate even the hungriest special interest.
Attitude is everything.
I have learned this, if nothing else, in the journey of this life.
I have a limited fashion sense due to one minor detail: I’m not six-foot-nine and the weight of a Q-tip.
Every person should have at least one breathless, wide-eyed memory of summer.
Leaping off a sun bleached wooden dock; casting a line into an icy clear Midwestern lake; clinging blindly to an out-of-control paddle boat with the sickening realization that you are heading straight for a monstrously large shoreline poison ivy patch.
Trying to go from breakfast all the way until supper, I’m
reminded, again how much better off I’d be “grazing” through the day with several light meals and snacks rather than two bigger meals.
Imagine a couple thousand research and extension types from all over the world in one place. No, not the plot for the latest horror movie, but a description of the Cincinnati Convention Center last week.
Late summer is an excellent time to establish forages.
The following steps will assist producers in successful renovation and establishment of grass fields and legumes.
The last week of July and first week of August were always the longest and hottest weeks of the year on the southern Illinois’ farm of my youth.