Monday, September 26, 2016

ATVs. We love them, use them on our farms and occasionally do a little joy riding. But they're also the enemy, for in the hands of a trespasser, they often tear up crops and fields and woodlots.

I received the following essay, which was attributed to comedian George Carlin, but it turns out he had nothing to do with the piece.

NOTE: Below is the first of a two columns on a now-collapsing, multimillion-dollar farmer-owned cooperative.

I am the mother I warned myself about. In all those blissful early years of having children (babies, really), I had big plans to do very little.

The four-color photo on the front page of the local daily paper immediately caught my eye, but not with a reaction the editors desired.

Decisions! Decisions! Which of more than a dozen jottings gets the lead paragraph for this column? And suddenly, Mother Nature makes the decision with a dazzling offering on the sunny last day of summer as a friend and I admired the just-mowed pasture.

My voice echoed in my daughter's half-empty room when I called out to Mark, "Yes, I think we've packed everything.

When my son was just a little shaver, he came home from school one day, his big blue eyes sparkling, and said, "Mom, I have a new best friend! Can I invite my friend to come and stay overnight?" Cort knew about overnight visits from his older cousins, who always had extra kids around, their homes filled with fun and games and laughter.

In response to a tidal wave of tainted imported food and consumer goods hitting America this summer, President George W.

If a wall is going to fall on me (and it's generally safe to assume it WILL), then you would think that at the VERY least, something valuable could fall with it.
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