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It pays to keep your cows in the dark

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Imagine a couple thousand research and extension types from all over the world in one place. No, not the plot for the latest horror movie, but a description of the Cincinnati Convention Center last week.

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.

Plan To Eat Healthy, Spend Less

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Trying to go from breakfast all the way until supper, I’m
reminded, again how much better off I’d be “grazing” through the day with several light meals and snacks rather than two bigger meals.

Only the wealthy can truly eat healthy

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Eating healthy in today’s world can prove to be a major challenge.
I just ran across a very old book in my collection which has intrigued me.

She has officially come undone

Thursday, July 28, 2005

As usual, I’m ahead of the curve in all the wrong ways.
Just once I’d like to be the first to buy the next hot stock, embrace the next fashion-forward look, or even have the season’s hottest salad dressing on my plate before anyone else (Lime Kool-Aid vinaigrette anyone?).

Notes At Pump 9

Thursday, July 28, 2005

One Saturday when my brother could lend me his help and his pick-up bed, I finally brought home the three-seater swing complete with awning in a color scheme I could live with (no large patterns with flowers or leaves), that I’d purchased weeks ago at a summer clearance price.

Dairy farmers mooch it up in Maine

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Most freelance writers are born moochers.
With no corporate travel budget behind them and a flood-or-dust income stream in front of them, the art of mooching – traveling, dining, drinking and vacationing on other peoples’ tabs – quickly becomes a way of life.

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