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Heading into ’07 with eyes wide open

Thursday, December 28, 2006

As we close the door on another year, we start a new blank slate – anything is possible. I have always looked at a new year with eyes wide open to new possibilities and a hopeful heart.

Deleting 2006, one e-mail at a time

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The move from the big house to the smaller home a year ago brought a pint-sized office, three dozen banker boxes to replace nine, overfilled filing cabinets and a new, tiny-by-comparison work desk.

Lookin’ Bright Stored Right

Thursday, December 28, 2006

I love to bake, but making homemade goodies means someone should eat them. We don’t need the extra food temptations, and neither do the people (neighbors and friends) I might give them to.

Resolving to have a happier new year

Thursday, December 28, 2006

As I see it, the problem with writing is obvious: all the good lines are taken. If there was any justice in the world I would open this column about 2006 with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Targeted grazing handbook can be accessed online

Thursday, December 28, 2006

MOSCOW, Idaho – A new handbook that focuses on using sheep and goats to manage vegetation and enhance landscapes was recently completed in a collaborative effort by researchers, educators, and producers from across the United States.

Pa. woman earns preservation medal

Thursday, December 28, 2006

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Terry Ann Schaner, vice regent of the Jacob Ferree chapter of the

Heart-healthy pork makes discovery list

Thursday, December 28, 2006

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Heart-healthier pork may not yet appear on restaurant menus, but it has been included among Discover magazine’s top 100 science stories of 2006.

Giant ragweed added to glyphosate-resistant list

Thursday, December 28, 2006

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Giant ragweed soon could cast a giant shadow on the world’s most popular herbicide.

Fires may be key to saving oak trees

Thursday, December 28, 2006

CLEVELAND – Oak forests may be approaching extinction, but lightning fires may play a vital role in their regeneration, according to

Farmers markets gaining momentum

Thursday, December 28, 2006

WASHINGTON – According to the preliminary results of a USDA survey, the number of farmers markets increased more than 7 percent between 2005 and 2006.

Court agrees with ODA: Parrish broke the law

Thursday, December 28, 2006

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – The Franklin County Court of Appeals recently agreed with the

Clean rain causing ripples in streams

Thursday, December 28, 2006

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Appalachian hardwood forests may be getting a respite from acid rain, but data from a long-term ecological study of stream chemistry suggests that the drop in acid rain may be changing biological activity in the ecosystem and hiking dissolved carbon dioxide in forest streams.

All I want for Christmas is …

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Here it is. My Christmas list. It’s my farm editor Christmas list, not my personal wish list (stainless steel pots and pans, if you must know).

Look for miracles all around you

Thursday, December 21, 2006

One reason I love spending time with young children is I find it joyful to revel in their wide-eyed wonder at the world.

Easy as hitting a bull in the backside

Thursday, December 21, 2006

In late July, this space highlighted recent investigative stories by reporters at the Washington Post.

At Christmas

Thursday, December 21, 2006

I compared notes with a friend at work about the kinds of music we’d been working on at our churches, Hers, being one of the largest congregations in the area, just finished doing a Christmas cantata which was, no doubt, grand.

Santa has deadlines, too, so order early

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Each holiday season brings certain traditions that are unavoidable. For instance, at some point in December, you’re going to turn on the radio and hear The Royal Guardsman singing the Snoopy vs.

Bells ring in life’s fondest memories

Thursday, December 21, 2006

This is the time of year when I like to share with you one of my mother’s columns from when she wrote for Farm and Dairy from the 1950s until her death in 1965.

When you wish upon a steer: Teen with cancer receives, shows Hereford

Thursday, December 21, 2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chris Cummings’ wish came true Dec. 2 as he stood in the livestock arena at the 2006 Hoosier Beef Congress in Indianapolis.

The fastest horse

Thursday, December 21, 2006

One day there was a horse. It was a racehorse. Tomorrow was Thanksgiving. That was the day that he was going to race.

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