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Deer mice: Home invasions have begun

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Every fall, shortly after nighttime, temperatures turn chilly and deer mice seek refuge from the coming cold weather by moving into our homes.

A wild family tree rooted in hard work and fun memories

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Many farmhands passed through our farm and each one became a part of our family. They were like brothers growing up, and I have fond memories with each of them.

Local leadership benefits SWCDs

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Local leaders are key to the success of the Soil and Water Conservation District.

Ask FSA Andy about new Conservation Reserve Program

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Land that has been in hay or pasture for any number of years can meet eligibility for enrollment.

Building a high quality carriage is an art

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Building a high quality body for a carriage “was an art in itself,” and even a good carpenter or cabinet maker would be unable to do it properly.

Just add water

Thursday, September 24, 2015

We have one favorite lake — most boat people do — and here we would spend some of the best days of summer. I found that on the boat I didn’t worry.

More corn and soybeans, and less crop diversity

Thursday, September 24, 2015

With less diversity in the fields, our crops are more susceptible to damage.

Harvest is here, prices are not

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I am having trouble coming to terms with the idea that we are still not to the last week of September and we are well into harvest, even here in the frozen north (Ashtabula County, Ohio, if you are not a regular reader).

How to pick the perfect pumpkin, gourd or squash

Friday, September 18, 2015

Most non-botanists distinguish pumpkins, squash and gourds by our purpose for the plant: we carve pumpkins, eat squash and use gourds for fall decorating.

We knew this was coming, right?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

All of agriculture is a cycle, reminds Editor Susan Crowell in her column this week. And we knew the current economic downturn was coming, right?


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