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Looking around, the skyline changes

Thursday, October 14, 2004

“Why do we love to gaze on the blue canopy of the summer sky, the many-colored flowers of the spring, the beautiful faces of innocent children? Why do we love to listen to the symphony of the orchestra, the music of the mountain wind playing with the pine trees, the mighty voice of lonely waterfalls?
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Adding insult to incarceration

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Talk about adding insult to incarceration.
Martha Stewart has been sentenced to serve her time at the federal prison in Alderson, W.

Autumn leaves bring world of hope

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The words “Fall Classic” meant nothing to me on the dairy farm of my youth until 1964.
That year, after 18 years of futility, the St.

No one has it made in the shade

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Made in America. We’ve all known for a long time that the U.S. consumer is two-faced.
We say we want to support local produce growers but, golly, those Wal-Mart green peppers are cheaper.

Next crop: Dairy heifers are the future

Thursday, October 14, 2004

The dairy replacements are the foundation of any dairy enterprise. They are the future of your dairy herd and will be one of the major factors that will determine continued improved herd performance.

Sticks, stones and sharp words

Thursday, October 7, 2004

(Authors note: Names and locations have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent and any resemblance to anyone living or annoying is purely coincidental.

USDA head blatantly campaigning

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Officially, the 2004 presidential election kicked off Labor Day. Unofficially, the Bush re-election effort at the U.

Little in platforms to lure farm vote

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Does it matter to farmers who wins in November?
We’d know more if we knew where they stood on the farm issues.

Spreading manure on frozen fields takes know-how

Thursday, October 7, 2004

This week I attended the Manure Application Challenges and Issues Train the Trainer session at Salt Fork Lodge in Guernsey County, sponsored by the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Sad and Silly Stuff

Thursday, October 7, 2004

I sat at our sun-parched picnic table, soaked in the midday warmth, and enjoyed a light lunch that I’d carried out on a tray.

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