Friday, October 28, 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.

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.

Landowners, prospective buyers, lenders and others involved in agriculture often seek baseline data and trend data with which to base their buy/sell decisions upon.

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.

Farm bill fights usually center on the legislation's commodity title, the section that explains who, when and how farmers can tap the federal treasury should crop prices fall.

I didn't set out to become high-maintenance, really I didn't. I was tripping along, clam-happy, unmanicured, and completely wash-and-go through my 20s with nary a problem.

Actually, it was Shakespeare who made the decision whether or not I would ride a borrowed horse on my 85th birthday.
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