Archive for December, 2012


Pekingese dogs finally have their day

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Pekingese isn’t your typical farm dog, but they’ve been the favorite of columnist Judie Sutherland her whole [farm] life.

FSA Andy: Tap into the services USDA offers by getting on register

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The USDA is trying to beef up the ways it reaches underserved farmers who are not currently enrolled in USDA loan, farm or conservation programs.

A roundup of 4-H news for the week of Feb. 23, 2012:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BAINBRIDGE, Ohio — The Riders Express 4-H club celebrated its annual holiday party Jan 11. President Cassie Holub led a brief meeting, followed by a gift exchange. 2012 officers were elected as follows: Sarah Chapman, vice president; Alexa Manolio, secretary; Gina Moschella, treasurer; Kali Graft and Sydney Koenig, co-historians; Isabel Pignolet, recreation officer; Natalie Cserhati, […]

Jack Frost pays a mid-winter visit

Thursday, February 23, 2012

At last! While we were sleeping and even the stars shivered, he finally came, bringing with him his brushes to paint an icy forest on the window. Who? Jack Frost, of course. The artist has been waiting for the disgusting (to him) warm days and nights to end so he can get to work. Every […]

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Feb. 23, 2012:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

WEST SALEM, Ohio — Northwestern FFA will sponsor various activities during National FFA Week, the week of Feb. 18. Events will include a teacher appreciation breakfast, drive your truck/tractor to school day, an assembly and a community service activity. The chapter will collect items to donate to the Wooster Hope Center. The Northwestern-Wayne FFA chapter […]

Ben there, done that

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The air bag light came on in my vehicle the other day. This would be because there is a hole in my dash. A tiny pin hole in the vinyl (pleather?) the size of, oh say, a soccer cleat has been torn in the dashboard of my car. Who does that happen to? No one. […]

The Holy Bible

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nothing is more pleasing to me as a pastor on a Sunday morning than to see people carrying to church their Bible. It is an indication to me that they have come to church prepared to learn the Word of God. When I attend a conference or a special meeting I always enjoy having an […]

Managing weeds in pastures isn’t the same as managing weeds in cropfields

Thursday, February 23, 2012

More than 95 percent of weeds can be controlled through good management practices.

Bird count might explain lack of blue jays, juncos

Thursday, February 23, 2012

With more than a month until April arrives, it may be premature to proclaim the end of winter. But since it never arrived, why not? So far this winter I’ve seen less than six inches of snow, and temperatures have been incredibly mild. Only twice has my thermometer dipped to 10 degrees. We did have […]

Cleaning supplies: How to make your house safe and healthy

Thursday, February 23, 2012

If this year’s unusual winter weather is any sign of what lies ahead, there’s a good chance we’ll be starting our spring cleaning earlier. But before you crack the windows, crank the tunes, and corral the cleaning supplies, resolve to make some small, but significant changes, in 2012 for a cleaner and greener household. Revelations […]


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