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Farm friends enrich our lives

Thursday, March 28, 2013

“Farmers. You have to love them to like them. You have to live among them to understand them, and even then you can’t be sure. Even now when I see Dick and Carr out in the yard talking earnestly and Carr picking up some stick to whittle, I expect to learn that someone’s wife has […]

It’s not easy figuring out a farmer’s luck

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“A wise gamester ought to take the dice even as they fall and pay down quietly, rather than grumble at his luck.” — Sophocles, 403 B.C. You’ve heard of beginner’s luck and dumb luck, but are you familiar with farmer’s luck? It falls somewhere in between the other two. Farmer’s luck ought to be defined […]

War heros should share their stories

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I have often thought that some of the best stories are the ones that are never told. There are likely many such tales in each one of our family histories, and knowing this makes me wish I could interview the so-called average Joe and spend each day writing someone’s life story. Stories I was thrilled […]

Everyone is waiting for spring to arrive

Thursday, March 7, 2013

“We need another and a wiser and perhaps more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they moved, finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the sense we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they […]

Maple syrup brings lessons needed

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Native Americans are credited with originating the making of maple syrup, which was then shared and passed down to the delight of anyone who has ever been a part of the process. Learning life skills A woman I work with told me that when her older brother was in elementary school, an annual tradition was […]

Life and death tell the family story

Thursday, February 21, 2013

“Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.” — Thomas Wolfe‘You Can’t Go Home Again’ They are all gone now; we have watched […]

To love and to cherish, even in manure

Thursday, February 14, 2013

“Romance is not dead, it just looks different on our farm.”
— Mae E. Smithhisler, 1900

Love is what made the world what it is

Thursday, January 31, 2013

“Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly, all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.”— Linda Hogan, born 1947, Native American writer Years ago, I met a man whose ancestry was often mentioned in general conversation. Each story, interesting […]

Embrace winter and the gift of time

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By JUDITH SUTHERLAND Farm and Dairy columnist Once again, we find ourselves in the dead of winter, and for far too many of us, this is also the sick season. Tips for life Reaching for a tea bag to help soothe my sore throat on this chilly morning, I found The Wisdom Of Daily Life […]

Early doctor’s description of surgeries seems hard for us to believe today

Thursday, January 17, 2013

(Part III of a series) Part 1- The strong survive and succeed  Part 2- The ‘doctors of old’ started as farm children from simple backgrounds The writings of Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler, a Kansas farm boy turned country physician who earned his living by making house calls in the early 1900s, provide a remarkable glimpse […]

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