Monday, January 23, 2017

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.

Coverage of the tragic massacre at Virginia Tech will be, by today's standards, old news when this issue of Farm and Dairy comes out, but I'm motivated to write about little else when concern about the incident is so great.

A week ago, I challenged newsroom team members to come up with a personal goal for the rest of 2007.

A good day became a great day with the sighting of a vibrant pair of blue birds, searching and finding a suitable home here on our farm.

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.

How easy - or difficult - is it for your calves to thrive? Now is a great time to assess your calf-raising facilities to see what the current answer to this question is.
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