Archive for December, 2012


Graduation brings a new chapter

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Life is made up of a million and one ordinary days, but into this mix are sprinkled some truly momentous moments, usually spread out with wonderful harmony and the balance of time.

Sir Isaac Newton meets Congress

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” has direct application to the physics of farm bills.

Take care of your round bales, and they’ll take care of your livestock

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Storing hay, after production, has a cost to the farm operator in terms of time, effort and machinery required to move bales from production areas to storage areas and then to feeding areas.

Berry Season Begins

Thursday, May 31, 2007

This spring at our house, we’ve sampled a couple packages of shipped-in strawberries. They garnish a pretty plate, aren’t bad on cereal , but we’re still waiting for strawberries fresh from our local patches.

Carpool is life in the slowest lane

Thursday, May 31, 2007

If you can read this, I have survived to write it and (blessedly) not been killed in a tragic multi-car pileup in the carpool lane.

When the green grass grows, so does pasture laminitis

Thursday, May 31, 2007

BLACKSBURG, Va. – With the grass now growing rapidly, some horses are in danger experiencing pasture-induced laminitis.

Threatened sheep moving on up

Thursday, May 31, 2007

MILO, Iowa – Recent USDA numbers show the inventory of breeding sheep is down. But one breed of sheep is showing a remarkable increase.

Study compares corn to glycerin

Thursday, May 31, 2007

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Biodiesel is in high demand. The byproduct of this alternative source of energy, glycerin, is next, according to an agriculture scientist at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Showdown highlights youth efforts

Thursday, May 31, 2007

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. – The Northern Panhandle Stockman’s Association of West Virginia held its annual Blue Gold Showdown Junior Show May 12.

Ohio leaders target puppy mills with bill

Thursday, May 31, 2007

COLUMBUS – Seeking to protect Ohio’s dogs from horrible abuse at the hands of irresponsible breeders who operate puppy mills, Ohio Sen.


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