Monday, October 24, 2016

There are some weeks when writing a column is hard (OK, most weeks). There's never a lack of things to write about, but making those topics interesting is the tough part.

There are four sayings that I keep close at hand at all times.

During a pork roast dinner with my parents on the farm 15 or so years ago, my father issued one of only two edicts I recall him ever uttering.

Mother Nature has pulled some not-so-nice tricks this spring and the one she came up with this past week convinced me that indeed the whole world, including some of its furry creatures, had gone mad.

There's no way of saying this without sounding like either a self-righteous health nut or a sadistic child hater - and I'm still somewhat on the fence over which is worse.

One thing everyone in my family agrees on -- we do love eating greens. I have always been partial to Swiss chard.

In January, a man stopped by our booth at Power Show Ohio and mentioned he had met Ora Anderson. He was, the Athens County reader said, the most amazing bird carver.

Have you heard the story of the bird feeder? A friend sent this analogy to me and I thought Farm and Dairy readers might enjoy it.

If you could save, say, $1,000 on the purchase of a new car or truck because it did not have a shatterproof windshield and side glass, would you cut the deal? Of course not; the safety of you and your family is priceless.

Every junkie has her jones. A smoker likes her cigarettes. A tippler likes her wine. Any addict needs her fix.
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