Thursday, December 8, 2016

Television in the 1970s gave us The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Lee Majors. As the show's opening announcer told us each week, Majors was: "Steve Austin, astronaut.

Every fence or barn built by a rancher, every tractor purchased by a farmer is an act of faith in the future because that fence, barn or tractor is an investment in 20, 30, maybe even 50 years of tomorrows.

Technologically speaking, my family and I have always been more Luddite than early-adopter. We are not the first people on the block to have high-speed this or digital that.

When I'm asked how I do it all, I wonder if all is probably assumed to include keeping a nice, neat house where I can find everything, and everything's in its place.

Time has a way of running out this time of year, and with horror I realized this morning - the day after Christmas - that a column had to be in by 10 a.

With the new year upon us, now is a great time to make those yearly resolutions to get the farm financial records organized.

Life on dairy farms in the 1970s proved to be a very good time, indeed. I was too young to know it, but I recall the feeling that things were going well.

'Tis the warm-wish sending season; the once-a-year time when family, friends and former neighbors post colorful cards and newsy letters to the lovely Catherine and me detailing their lives since last Christmas.

Every 20 seconds in America a child suffers an almost unimaginable fate. They discover that life is not, in fact, fair.

The doll carriage I played with as a child was made of real, woven wicker painted white, with a bonnet that swiveled to either head or foot.
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