Thursday, February 11, 2016

We sweltered as the summer sun fastened its hot rays on the west side of our house. I tried not to move around much that afternoon and found things to keep busy - folding clothes that weren't put away and trying to come up with a plan for our supper that wouldn't involve heat.

July has been a tough month for farmers and ranchers in The Washington Post. On July 2 and again July 18, The Post published lengthy investigative pieces on the enormous cost, wanton waste, and built-in silliness of today's federal farm programs.

There is nothing, and I mean nothing, like a sudden and horrid illness to make a person extremely grateful to be alive.

There is a certain comfort to be taken in the knowledge that some things are probably never going to change.

Stockpiling fescue and orchardgrass is generally considered an economical way to extend the grazing season and cut feed costs.

Ride away, ride away. Johnny shall ride, And he shall have little cat tied to one side, And he shall have little dog tied to the other, And Johnny shall ride to see his grandmother.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other word would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet By Susan Crowell Farm and Dairy advertising representative Georgeanne Wolf hand-delivered the fax.

The biggest non-news news of the yet-young summer arrived July 1 when the Doha Development Round of World Trade Organization talks melted into a muddy puddle of recriminations as the trade yakkers in Geneva failed to even begin their "last ditch" effort to save the troubled talks.

The world at large is always nattering on about how beauty is only "skin deep", but as far as I'm concerned, that's plenty deep enough.

I usually read more than one book at a time. I keep a book by my bed, and maybe one in the bag I take to work, but this summer I'm into overload with the books I've started.
Get 4 Weeks of Farm and Dairy Home Delivered Sign Up for your FREE Trial
Hello. Add your message here.