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Off-season activities to take up time

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hello again Steam enthusiasts. I hope you are all managing to keep warm in this frigid weather, if by steam or just hot air.

Youth development: Perseverance takes practice, models

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Perseverance — now that is an excellent vocabulary word. The definition is summarized as the ability to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult.

Striving to be more than average

Thursday, March 5, 2015

No one in farming or ranching buys a bag of seed corn or a couple of young bulls hoping for an average corn crop or an average calf crop.

Ithaca Gun Company is still all-American made

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dad never hunted, never wanted to, and never would try it. But he encouraged me to hunt, if I enjoyed it.

Are your pond plants a friend, or foe?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Before taking any steps to manage pond plants, it is important to first identify your objectives for the pond.

Birds and other things bring early signs of spring

Thursday, March 5, 2015

With lakes and rivers still mostly frozen, it may seem overly optimistic to think of spring. But it’s coming.

Pillar of strength

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ours is a lovely old farmhouse. Sturdy, solid and square.

How to manage a profitable market garden

Friday, February 27, 2015

There isn’t a formula for market garden profitability, but attention to what is most profitable, least labor intensive and most cost effective to produce will help you determine what to grow.

Have you ever sampled your hay? Is your hay really good enough?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Many of us feed hay this time of year, but how many of us actually know what we are feeding?

Blue-green algae invades inland lakes

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Talk of the quality of the water in our lakes and streams has been growing over the past several years, especially with regard to Harmful Algal Blooms.

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