Saturday, October 1, 2016

Libraries have always been a home away from home for me. Whether I stood beside the "stacks" (bookshelves) or in a privileged place behind the desk, I sensed at an early age the quiet, potential "wealth" around me.

The overall objective for calf bedding is to keep the calf clean, dry and comfortable - all critical factors for successfully raising healthy, happy calves.

Isn't it odd how certain moments in time stay with us, remaining vibrant in our memories? I have one such memory, and while I can't explain why it stands out while others that were certainly more important have faded away, it is as clear as though it happened yesterday.

I have long enjoyed reading the anniversary notices in the county paper. It is these little nuggets of society news that tell us that Lula and Orville have enjoyed 75 years of wedded bliss (having wed, apparently, at or around age nine).

How to Eat a Poem Don't be polite. Bite in. Pick it up with your fingers and lick the juice that may run down your chin.

Spring is in the air! Isn't springtime in northeast Ohio a wonderful time? Gone (hopefully) are the howling winter winds and we all are crossing our fingers for a warm, dry spring.

"It's time to get political." That's a headline message on the Web site of The Humane Society of the United States.

When I was a very young kid, I went to the Loudonville Free Street Fair with some of my friends. At home that night, I said to my father, "I saw your uncle at the fair!" Real cowboy.

The signs and sounds of another Illinois spring are everywhere and each one sends me daydreaming to another time, another place.

If there is a whopping blizzard on the Thursday this article appears, it is all my fault, because this Thursday (March 22) I unplugged the heat tape in the barn.
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