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Derby Dust

Thursday, August 18, 2005

I raised my aching body from the wooden planked bleacher seat that I’d become fused to. I should have taken more stand-up-and-stretch breaks between heats.

What voters want in farm policy

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Baseball has its winter hot-stove league when teams and players wheel and deal in hopes of improving their World Series chances.

Life’s changes can be hard to accept

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Attitude is everything.
I have learned this, if nothing else, in the journey of this life.
Bright outlook.

Grazing during a drought, preparing for fall

Thursday, August 11, 2005

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.

Fashion platform: Ugg-ly fads should end

Thursday, August 11, 2005

I have a limited fashion sense due to one minor detail: I’m not six-foot-nine and the weight of a Q-tip.

D.C. sausage grinder running wild

Thursday, August 11, 2005

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.

This world just lost one of the good guys

Thursday, August 4, 2005

There are people who walk the path of life so graciously, so quietly, that we sometimes don’t stop to celebrate the enormity of their presence.

Prepare a pasture with these tips

Thursday, August 4, 2005

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.

Making memories at your family reunion

Thursday, August 4, 2005

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.

Uncle Honey: dangerous, but sweet

Thursday, August 4, 2005

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.

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