Saturday, November 28, 2015

Monthly Archives: April 2006

I'm intrigued by the growing "local foods" movement and direct marketing of just about anything farm-fledged.

I heard a snippet of a conversation while dashing through the grocery store not long ago. A woman, visiting from far away, judging by her New England accent, made the comment to another woman, "I am really considering moving here.

While the nation's farmers leap into spring planting, this office is reluctantly digging through the winter drifts of stories gone undone.

It's just a bull. He'll only be here until ________ (insert your local livestock sale day). No rush feeding him, we won't be raising him, he'll be someone else's problem.

Warmed by the sun, my bare arms feel free in the fresh spring air, and the heat that builds in my van reminds me of warmer days ahead.

I have spent nearly nine years teaching my children that patience is a virtue (although sadly, not one of mine) and that there are no stupid questions.

BUTLER, Ohio - It's been a long time since elk roamed this part of Ohio - if ever - but occasionally during the mating season you can hear a bull elk bugling in the hills near Butler, Ohio.

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Calling someone a fat pig is a huge insult, but being a fat pig might be worse. "The goal in raising pigs is to make them as lean and efficient as possible while maintaining profitability for the farmer," said Kolapo Ajuwon, animal scientist in

WOOSTER, Ohio - Given the right conditions, organic farming can produce, on average, as much corn per acre in Ohio as conventional farming can, according to an Ohio State University study.

MERCER, Pa. - Jersey breeders from all over Pennsylvania attended the annual Jersey convention in Mercer, Pa.