Saturday, June 25, 2016

(Editor's note: Generally, Janie Jenkins' column runs every other week and this would be her 'off week.

As news of Tickle Me Elmo's drug bust sped across the wire, there was only one conclusion that could be drawn from the tragedy: clearly sesame seed is a gateway drug.

If your family is facing the difficult decision of how to transfer the ownership and management of your farm to the next generation, or if you looking for advice about which strategy might work best for your family, you need to take advantage of the Ohio State University Extension-sponsored Building for the Successful Transition of Your Agricultural Business workshops.

I was talking to a friend who comes in the consignment shop where I work. She had her own business before she retired and is used to dealing with people.

I am always on the look-out for new books on Lyme disease. Most are scientifically-based and might offer a glimmer of hope through new treatment options within the medical world.

For years, farmers' hearts would leap when the word "ethanol" appeared in a newspaper headline. Now farmers almost dread it because they know the ensuing story is likely to outline the inevitable bust that awaits them if the current unplanned, willy-nilly ethanol boom continues.

How do we know when it is time? For weeks, I've ached when Ori winces as he eases himself down on his bed.

Look, I don't want to alarm anyone, but last week was Thanksgiving. How did that happen? It seems like only yesterday, I was first perusing the Christmas holiday decor alongside the Fourth of July merchandise.

My family gathered around Dad's dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner. After lingering over the trimmings, we talked about walking off some of our over-indulgence.

Driving in to town one day late this summer, a warning light came on in my little yellow VW Beetle. I knew just where to go to have it checked out.
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