Thursday, October 27, 2016

The file's contents spilled out of one folder and into a second. Then a third. For at least seven years in the late 1980s and until 1993, we tracked and reported and wrote about the research and pending FDA decision on the use and commercial sale of bovine somatotropin, or bST.

Simply stated, I haven't learned to say "No." I'm not complaining; I just need to explain that I'm spread as thin as I can be.

It wasn't even Labor Day yet when Halloween decorations, cards and other gimcracks appeared on store shelves.

(Editor's note: When OSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dianne Shoemaker went to buy some iodine for their farm, she discovered she couldn't get it where she's always purchased it.

For those of you who have read this column for a number of years, you already know that I am a sentimental fool.

The drought that hit much of the state this summer added new wrinkles in forage and water management for many livestock producers.

There is nothing like the start of a new school year to make a child just itch for freedom. This was my first year in a very long time to not be sending a child off to the local school in August.

Giving new merit to the term "fashion police," baggy pants that show boxer shorts or thong underwear would be illegal under a proposed amendment to Atlanta's indecency laws.

The plucky planter on the back of our bathroom commode still makes me feel appreciated. It arrived at our house one morning in early June.

In the summer's waning warmth after Labor Day, my mother would order her child army into the big garden of my youth to gather the year's final flush of vegetables.
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