Columns

All Categories

  • Lots of weather, but no good grain price news

  • Water your vegetable garden for optimal performance

  • Alan Guebert’s new book binds us to land of milk and Uncle Honey

Columns Results

Which is more comfy: sand, mattresses or waterbeds?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

An interesting question came in the other day. “What does Extension think about sand-based freestalls versus waterbeds?” It is fair to say that Extension fully supports sand as the platinum freestall base for a couple of reasons.

The Cupid Wars set hearts afire

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Don’t you just hate it when worlds collide? My second-grader informed us, imperiously, that Cupid is “just a myth.

February brought butcherin’ weather

Thursday, February 9, 2006

If the weather forecast for the southern Illinois farm of my youth promised three or four cold and clear days in early February, the work forecast promised three or four days of hot and heavy hog butchering.

Primed for Puzzles

Thursday, February 9, 2006

Maybe it’s laziness, but when I fix on a thought process that requires a quick answer, my focus goes fuzzy.

Addiction to oil is a slippery slope

Thursday, February 9, 2006

I found out something this past week that sort of has me stumped. I am addicted to oil. Now, I am trying to figure out how this happened.

The Eyes Have It

Thursday, February 2, 2006

This paper runs some great articles on a wide variety of topics: nature, science, human interest, history, progress, and of course farm life.

Use nature for better soil and crops

Thursday, February 2, 2006

The ninth annual Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference was Jan. 24 at the Radisson Inn in West Middlesex, Pa.

Black and white in cat and dog fight

Thursday, February 2, 2006

I found myself playing referee yesterday, standing in the middle of a cat and dog fight. The scrappers were not a dog and a cat, as you might suspect, but two humans with strong opinions on canine and feline superiority.

One tough cookie can shake this addiction

Thursday, February 2, 2006

The first Girl Scout cookie was sold on Nov. 11, 1932 by a troop in Philadelphia. The girls baked cookies for day nurseries as a community service project.

Sleeping dog ignores market faults

Thursday, February 2, 2006

For nearly a decade, the Packers and Stockyards Administration, the USDA watchdog to ensure competitive, fair livestock markets, has been little more than a sleeping dog, according to a devastating, 36-page report released by USDA’s Office of Inspector General Jan.

eNewsletter

Get our Top Stories in Your Inbox