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Feathered friends pose some problems

Friday, July 16, 2010

How could it possibly be the middle of July when it was spring just a moment ago and June was almost non-existent? Somehow, the first day of summer and the longest day of the year didn’t register. Maybe because the rain was pouring down — and crossways — or because the furnace had to run […]

FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hello Again! Last week I alluded to having the formula for skunk stink. Specifically, the solution to remove the smell not create it — fool with skunks and they can create it for you. I have a Lab that seems to think that everything that comes around either wants to play with or be killed […]

Golly, tell me how you really feel: Readers respond to previous columns

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reader letters, telephone calls and e-mails arrive at this office every day, and every six months or so some see print here because, as I often explain in personal replies to correspondence, “I’ve had my say, you’re entitled to yours.” For example, a mid-January column on a massive restructuring of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association […]

Not feeling the love: How do moms deal with bullies?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I love my kids, I love my friends’ kids, and I would probably love YOUR kids. This does not mean I love ALL kids. I am full up to HERE with mean girls and bullies.

A picture is path for memory lane

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Old photographs, especially those discovered which had never been seen, are like a happily successful archeological dig. There is nothing more exciting to me than this kind of find. Kitty Sutherland, married to my husband’s older brother Dick, urged us to come see something that she knew we would be thrilled to share. As she […]

Planning ahead with your grazing strategies: Fall is fast approaching

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Now that summer is under way, many producers are finishing first cutting hay and preparing to make second cutting. As rotational graziers, however, we should already be thinking about preparations for the fall and winter and how we will feed our livestock after forage growth has stopped. Stockpiling While it may be a little early […]

Water quality trading on horizon in Muskingum River Watershed

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On June 17, the Muskingum River Watershed joint board of Soil and Water Conservation Districts met for the first time. The formation of the 20 county joint board is one of the first steps to establish nutrient credit trading within the Muskingum River Watershed. Water quality Nutrient credit trading can be a cost-effective way for […]

The art of hobby-free existence

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It is fairly well established that one should never discuss politics or religion in polite company. I think, however, that a third category of the taboo should be added: hobbies. Whether an interview or simply mingling and meeting new folks, there is always one question that makes me cringe. It has nothing to do with […]

FSA Andy By FSA Andy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hello Again! Once again, it’s my turn to write FSA Andy this month. Everybody always shoves July on me because nothing major is going on and nobody else can think of anything to write, so they pass it on to the crazy man. I’d like to do some magic or card tricks, but you reading […]

I’ve mastered the fine art of a hobby-free existence

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It is fairly well established that one should never discuss politics or religion in polite company. I think, however, that a third category of the taboo should be added: hobbies.

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