Thursday, January 19, 2017

Well, it's official. The terrorists have won. In a move that began as a response to an industry-wide airline ban on carrying liquids and other concealed weapons such as waterproof eyeliner and a to-die-for shade of lipstick in anything more than a clear, zip-lock bag, designers have rolled out the newest "trend" to torture us with: transparent purses.

I enjoy keeping an eye on fashion. Not that I dress so well, but I've always been fascinated by handbags and, impervious to my husband's dismay at my overflowing boxes of footwear, I feel there's definitely a certain shoe that completes the look of every outfit.

Yes, coaxed forsythia, brought in perhaps 10 days ago, blooms on the kitchen table, brightening however gray the morning and hinting that hopefully King Winter and his minions are retreating.

The future of every successful dairy operation depends on a steady supply of healthy, productive replacement heifers calving between 22 and 24 months of age.

Many things in life require more tenacity than most humans want to conjure, from sunup to sundown, day in and day out.

True confessions: I'm a thief. I steal good ideas wherever I can find them. And hopefully, you're the beneficiary.

Ag journalists were well-blessed last Election Day when, in the Dem's retaking of the U.S. House of Representative, Collin Peterson assumed the chairmanship of that chamber's Agriculture Committee.

I chipped away at the iciest windshield I'd seen in a long time - maybe ever. I wished Kathie's play practice had been canceled like so many other events, but I started the van an hour before we needed to leave just to make sure it would be clear of thick snow piled over a layer of sleet that had iced over the first layer of snow.

Bob Barker, longtime host of the television game program, The Price is Right, might be interested to know he has a really, really big fan in Berlin Center by the name of Harry.

Necessity is the mother of invention. No one knows that more than the American farmer. One day recently, my son put on an old pair of his dad's coveralls and was frustrated when he realized one of the lower leg zippers was broken, leaving the leg flapping open in the breeze.
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