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No fun to be inside on a May day

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Friends seem puzzled by the fact that I know very little about television hit shows from my childhood era.

A common sense cure for cold feet

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Authorities and searchers might have been at a loss when they launched a nationwide hunt for “runaway bride” Jennifer Wilbanks recently, but the real experts – wedding planners – knew this was no kidnapping.

Children’s play holds silo secret

Thursday, May 12, 2005

“Silos go to Preschool,” “Grown Men Get Paid to Work with Playdough,” “Where Playdough and Silo Meet” or “Dairy Farms are Future Site of World Record Playdough Production” might have set the stage for what was to come.

Have To Sit? Might As Well Knit

Thursday, May 5, 2005

I first spotted the recent fad, a yarn manufacturer’s dream, when sisters entered the Next to New Shop where I work part-time.

Edison was a classroom nuisance

Thursday, May 5, 2005

Consider for a moment some of the amazing Americans who shaped the development of history. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Charles Kettering, Marie Curie, Charles Lindberg are a few who come to mind quite readily.

More fun than you can shake a stick at

Thursday, May 5, 2005

I firmly believe that when mothers compare notes on childbirth this can only be because they have not yet experienced the pain and sheer endurance that a 6-year-old’s birthday party entails.

Seeing the future of animal ID

Thursday, May 5, 2005

While most U.S. beef producers are having a hard time coming to grips with livestock traceability, a Japanese cattle company is taking animal ID to the next level.

Broken promises of rural development

Thursday, May 5, 2005

It happened again the other week at a local public forum on agriculture.
The panel of speakers included me, two farmers and a state Farm Bureau economist.

Where’s Your Sense of Bling?

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Shopping for my daughter Josie is easy. I envy her this. She knows what she wants, sticks to her list, and makes her choices with little indecision.

Maybe Rachel Carson was right

Thursday, April 28, 2005

When we speak of land conservation, the farmer in each of us tends to think of caring for farm ground in the best possible way.

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