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Love and family, it just goes together

Thursday, July 24, 2014

To family we are born.

Through the eyes of a 4-year-old

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It has proven to be true: you can take the country boy off of the farm, but you can’t sweep the country off the boy.

Not all progress comes with engine

Thursday, July 10, 2014

It was a pretty drive through farm country to attend Horse Progress Days in Mount Hope on a beautifully sunny Fourth of July. The quiet little town in Holmes County is just to the south of us here in Ohio by about a 40-minute drive. The thermometer had dipped down in to the 50s overnight, […]

Farming gets in your blood at birth: ‘I want to stay out here with the cows’

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Farming can get in a family’s blood early on.

Sometimes the needy are closer to home than we think

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

There was a big family who had just moved in to our community, and one day in class I noticed the hole in the new boy’s shirt.

Enjoy your kids, time goes quick

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Life, it has been said, is a series of dress rehearsals. If you keep working on it, one day you will be ready for the real show. Parenting seems to fit this bill in every possible way. First, the banner is raised, announcing two happy people are about to become parents. My grandmother whispered to […]

The best stories always include a dog

Thursday, June 5, 2014

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.”

Learning farm ropes can be shocking

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It made me stand up a little taller when my dad said to me one morning in the milking parlor, “I just couldn’t farm without you. You do good work.”

On a dairy farm, derby races are good cause for a break

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Watching the big horse races was a family tradition.

Here’s to steady planting progress

Thursday, May 15, 2014

With the arrival of mid-May, every farmer I know is feeling the need to push hard through any window of opportunity.

Saying goodbye to good neighbors

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How do you say goodbye when good neighbors move?

We always think we’ve paid our due

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It seems, somehow, that we had a very good year last year. It’s always shocking, isn’t it, to be told just how much your hard work paid off — that you look pretty darn successful on paper — and for that, an enormous chunk of money must be handed over. Every year, we think we […]

Respecting nature is very important

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“Religion, philosophy and science have become a part of our developing earth-concern. We discuss the waste and conservation of our natural resources, the need of green areas, farms, breathing spaces, parks, and wilderness. Distressed by urban sprawl and the decay of cities and the alarming decrease of space for solitude which man inherently requires, we […]

Animal or human: The care is what is important

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Part II Check out the first column on this series here. In the world of animal health, a positive ending to testing or treatment is always a hopeful priority. One enormous difference between the animal care world and that of human care, is this: sometimes, those seeking the care for those they love are much […]

An animal does tell you things

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

“Let’s be honest, many human doctors regard veterinary medicine as crude, plodding and nebulous.” — Dr. Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life As an Animal Surgeon Part I of II Over a lifetime, I have held veterinarians in high regard, having been blessed to […]

Don’t take life for granted

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A concussion left Judith Sutherland in pain after her fall this winter.

Farm names live on long after owners

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Farmers pay homage to generations of the past.

Grandpa Charlie worked hard, kept busy

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I am touched by the many readers who have personally withstood similar loss, for their words of understanding resonate deeply.

Sometimes, there is just no reasoning

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Paradise may be found from the inside, looking out, on these winter days, when the bare-boned trees are covered with glistening ice and snow. But living in it is sometimes more challenging. Slippery ice Running an errand for my office one day last week, I found myself face-planted in ice-encrusted snow after slipping on a […]

Barn fire: A wound too fresh to begin to heal

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In this life, we have to stand stronger than the winds that blow. It goes without saying that none of us could stand strong without an unyielding yoke holding us steady through life’s storms. No man could sustain heartache and loss without an unquestioning faith and the steadying compassion of others. It is this that […]

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