Thursday, March 23, 2017

Are you wondering how much to invest in fertilizer this year? We will soon be approaching the period of the forage growing season critical for stockpiling pastures.

I telephoned. "I'll be out to get some more flowers ... No Dad, I don't need any of the yellow old-fashioned roses or purple iris," I explained, "I just need to get some more tiny violets.

Long before there was David Letterman, the University of Tennessee's ag college came up with its own Top 10 list that's worth reviewing.

Life is made up of a million and one ordinary days, but into this mix are sprinkled some truly momentous moments, usually spread out with wonderful harmony and the balance of time.

Newton's Third Law of Motion, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction," has direct application to the physics of farm bills.

If you can read this, I have survived to write it and (blessedly) not been killed in a tragic multi-car pileup in the carpool lane.

Storing hay, after production, has a cost to the farm operator in terms of time, effort and machinery required to move bales from production areas to storage areas and then to feeding areas.

This spring at our house, we've sampled a couple packages of shipped-in strawberries. They garnish a pretty plate, aren't bad on cereal , but we're still waiting for strawberries fresh from our local patches.

Traveling newsman Charles Kuralt once described the farmers of this nation as one of the most stubborn breeds of man alive, and I have never forgotten it.

They are together again, Ori and Little Sister. Never before has this house been utterly silent. Never before has this house been virtually empty except for Lisa who misses her friend almost as much as I do.
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