Monday, June 27, 2016
funeral flowers and candle

My Gram's time on this earth would span 31,652 days. 1929-2016. It was so much more than numbers. My Gram lived the hell out of that dash.
bottle feeding lamb

Anyone who has ever fed an orphan lamb or a newborn calf can tell you it is an experience that stays with you.
bird on post

From the simple trills of chipping sparrows to more complex songs, birds provide music to the ears.
drawing of eruption of Tambora

Sam Moore's grandfather, who was born in 1867, used to tell of hearing the old-timers, including his own grandfather, tell of the year when the Fourth of July was celebrated by throwing snowballs.
Holsteins on pasture.

The new Veterinary Feed Directive will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, to help insure the judicious use of antimicrobials. Here's what you need to know.
dollar bills and coins in soil

Each year millions of dollars are made available to fund farm projects. Grants help farmers, rural businesses and other agriculture advocates develop and strengthen the food system.
Josh Miller fishing

Recently graduated and just days away from his first day as a full-time civil engineer, Mike Tontimonia's grandson Josh Miller joined him for some fishing at the Niagara Bar.
lamb

It was a beautiful day for a road trip, and there was a lamb out there in the world calling my name.
cut down tree by house

Kymberly Seabolt's "Mr. Wonderful" removed the trees from the front of their home, without her input. Once the shock wore off, she began plotting.
Brood V cicadas will emerge in May in parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

By the end of the month, cicadas will be impossible to miss in parts of Ohio, West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania and western Virginia.
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