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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.

Sealing the deal: Duct tape fails, too

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Duct tape: It’s not just for pipe repair and hostage situations anymore.
Recently, in an embarrassing setback for NASA, a temporary window cover fell off the shuttle while it was on the launch pad, damaging thermal tiles near the tail.

Eminent domain decision: no shock, and qualified, if you follow history

Thursday, July 21, 2005

To hear the major newspapers and farm groups tell it, the world of private property rights collapsed June 23.

Plan To Eat Healthy, Spend Less

Thursday, July 21, 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.

Future of world’s agriculture in question

Thursday, July 21, 2005

About 250 representatives of agribusiness corporations, academia, governments and non-governmental organizations attended the World Ag Forum in St.

If only you could save summer in a jar

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I have a friend who grew up in the Midwest, and now lives in Florida Just a few weeks ago, she wrote and lamented the differences in her life now as compared to her childhood days.

It’s up to you to prevent PDA

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Back in the day we shunned PDA.
No, not personal digital assistant – that’s so 21st century.
PDA was Public Display of Affection, i.

Reporter moves to different ‘beat’

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Hemingway went to Paris to discover, he once explained, if “I could write two good sentences.”
While there, however, Papa wrote two good books, The Sun Also Rises and Farewell to Arms.

Farmers should learn the laws on employing minors before hiring them

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Now that school is out, students may be looking for a summer job baling hay, milking cows, picking vegetables or assisting with many of the other daily tasks on your farm.

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