Friday, February 12, 2016

Killed the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921. Largely gutted the U.S. Department of Agriculture's mandate to "promote fair and competitive trading practices for the overall benefit of consumers and American agriculture.

It is the Red Bull power drink for calves, and then some. We tend to take colostrum for granted, not fully appreciating how amazing this first milk is.

I am running with a bad crowd. Somewhere there is a bookish gathering of nerdy, sedentary types missing me terribly.

Even this summer we felt under the gun with places to be. "What time do you have to be at practice, Kathie?" I asked as I tried to gauge what I might do in the next hour.

While Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity nearly a century ago, today's Congress and White House have perfected its application.

It's like a game. If I put only $10 in the gas tank, maybe prices will go down tomorrow (which is about how long $10 lasts and I have to stop at the gas station again).

Sometimes, animals choose us. What would any farm be without a cast of characters from the animal world? The heart of an empathetic country squire is often large enough to encircle Mother Nature's castaways rather than just those animals they've enclosed within their barns or gates or crates.

As we have experienced this year, forage quantity is drastically down as a result of dry conditions.

I raised my aching body from the wooden planked bleacher seat that I'd become fused to. I should have taken more stand-up-and-stretch breaks between heats.

Baseball has its winter hot-stove league when teams and players wheel and deal in hopes of improving their World Series chances.
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