Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Monthly Archives: December 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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