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Three Little Pigs

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Kathy Breychak of Columbia Station, Ohio, purchased these friendly pigs a few years ago. It didn’t take long for them to warm up to their new home or the idea of becoming photogenic “hams.”

Hazard A Guess: Week of July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Each week Farm and Dairy challenges readers to identify a small tool or gadget.

Berry Beautiful

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Though blue is one of the most popular colors and is said to cause the body to produce calming chemicals, it is considered one of the least appetizing. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when early humans searched for food, they […]

The best of times, the worst of times

Thursday, July 31, 2008

The American economy is downright Dickensian. If you’re in investment banking, airlines, real estate or automobile anything, it’s the worst of times. If you’re in commodities — oil, copper, potash, gold, corn, soybeans — it’s the best of times.

New technology not always easy

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Long before November, the television’s remote or its mute button or both will self-destruct. With my help. Witness the gag reflex for the explicit commercials for what should be very personal problems for men and women, invariably aired at supper time. Hit the button. And now pre-election political come-ons for both parties are repeated over […]

A roundup of FFA news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

OBERLIN, Ohio — The Firelands FFA chapter held its annual summer picnic July 11 at the Krumwiedes’ farm in Wakeman. Members enjoyed hillbilly golf, corn hole, volleyball, swimming, and an inflatable bouncing cage, followed by a bonfire. The next FFA meeting is 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Agricultural Science room at Firelands.

Everything old is new again

Thursday, July 31, 2008

You never know when your own fossilization is going to fall on you like a piano from above. For me, that moment came when a friend’s 9-year-old flipped open her brand-new cell phone to show me all the features. It was way better than her “old one” she informed me, which was “lame and did […]

A roundup of 4-H news for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — The Country Classics 4-H club met July 16 at the Steubenville Saddle Club with 29 members present. Mara Carducci was in charge of the meeting. Plans for the Jefferson County Fair were discussed. Six members gave demonstrations. The next meeting is at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. Aug. 6. * […]

FSA Andy for July 31, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hello again! This week I’m going to reissue a previous article I wrote. Amazingly enough the same issues I wrote about two years ago are still points of contention at FSA offices. Most county offices have gone to appointments to better assist producers. Please try to keep your appointment if at all possible. Please reschedule […]

Lots to see at conservation expo

Thursday, July 31, 2008

SALEM, Ohio — The Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Expo in Carroll County will have advice on everything from antique tractors to wildlife control. Set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 13, the expo will also feature keynote speaker Joel Salatin, a Virginia farmer who promotes sustainable agriculture. Salatin will give presentations at 11 […]

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