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Of geese and groundhogs and thanks

Thursday, September 7, 2006

As I write this, I sit all alone on a 70-acre farm, but today it is anything but quiet. The Canada geese seem to consider this a gathering place, and today is apparently either their reunion or recruiting day.

Mom works on a little respect

Thursday, September 7, 2006

It is not so much I mind having chosen a career path so vague as to rank somewhere below “illegal alien bus boy” in terms of status, but rather, I get no respect for doing it from my home that really rankles my soul.

Color Me Healthy

Thursday, September 7, 2006

I looked down at my lunch plate feeling pangs of guilt. Something was wrong with the picture. My plate held a hot dog in a soft, white bun leftover from my husband’s company picnic.

Be prepared for what comes your way

Thursday, September 7, 2006

Change is inevitable. We don’t have to like it, but we do have to deal with it. You probably want to brush off preparing any kind of emergency plan for your farm operation.

Track this: Metallica and Manilow DO mix

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Where’s Internet privacy when you need it? Forget about snoops grabbing my credit card numbers or reading my e-mails.

Sensations of Summer’s End

Thursday, August 31, 2006

It seems it’s always August before my brother Tom and I make our almost-annual visit to Mill Creek Park.

Learning to feed the right wolf

Thursday, August 31, 2006

(Editor’s note: I wrote this column in July 2003. Re-reading it this week, it seemed like an appropriate piece to reprint.

EPA begins farm air emissions study

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to begin a nationwide study to monitor air emissions from selected farms starting this winter.

Enjoy rest of summer while you can

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Summer is nodding, on its way out. Last week, there were mornings that carried the chill of an early fall.

Farm bill 2007: Stop, look and listen

Thursday, August 24, 2006

August is the month public officials traditionally use your tax dollars to travel to gather information, ideas and frequent flier miles they claim will help them serve you better.


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