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Farm boys made the days more fun

Thursday, June 9, 2005

The days of summer on our dairy and grain farm were anything but lazy days.
What seems to stand out most of all in my memory of summertime is the small army of young men who pitched in to help.

Knowledge fuels farm progress

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Bill Grammer shot down my skepticism, and ignorance.
In recent years, we’ve received numerous university news releases touting the benefits of farm advisory teams.

School’s in session across Potomac

Thursday, June 9, 2005

If you think schoolchildren dread summer school, consider the eight-week summer session agriculture’s friends in Congress face.

Gadgets Galore

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Preparing a quick supper before leaving for work one morning, I stretched toward some shelves Mark put up in our kitchen and set out one of our three crockpots.

You don’t always get what you want

Thursday, June 2, 2005

You don’t always get what you want.
That lesson seems so simple and yet can be so complex over the course of a lifetime.

She’s one unhappy camper

Thursday, June 2, 2005

I am not, nor will I ever be, the ‘roughing it” type.
My husband, bless his heart, refuses to believe this.

Supreme confusion over checkoff

Thursday, June 2, 2005

After the U.S. Supreme Court surprised both sides of the beef checkoff court fight May 23 by declaring the $80-million-per-year mandatory tax constitutional, opponents and proponents alike offered a dizzying display of spin.

Get A Life, Mom

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Marking another first for me, the mom who could be a grandmother by now, I smoothed down the drama and trauma of missing my youngest daughter’s recent visit to the family doctor.

Use performance monitoring to make your nutrition dollars worth it

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Feed is the most expensive input on a dairy farm.
Dairy operations typically incur annual feed expenses amounting to $1,000 to $1,200 per cow per year.

Writers and mothers can relate well

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now that I’m a “real writer” (as opposed to my former slacker’s life as a married mother moonlighting as a writer), I’m amazed at all the similarities – besides sleeping late – between tortured artists and me.

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