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Twine and duct tape are farm staples
Judith Sutherland shares a column from 2007, about the many uses of twine and duct tape on a dairy farm.
Life after dairy
For many dairy farmers, moving on is tough. It was no different for Jim and Donna Beardsley, but they managed to keep the farm going after selling the herd.
What is and what should never be
Reporter Rachel Wagoner reflects on what she learned from the Dairy Dilemma series and how she thinks we can fix the dairy industry.
Walking in the shadow of hope
Alan Guebert recaps his recent visit to the farmhouse of his youth.
Farm life teaches children ingenuity
A farm kid could never begin to count the ways in which they learned ingenuity while accomplishing even the smallest of tasks during the course of a season.
Family farmland finds new life
Judith Sutherland reflects on the circle of life as she visits a park that used to be her grandpa Charlie's farm with her daughter and grandchildren.
Happiness found in many ways
Life on dairy farms in the 1970s proved to be a very good time indeed.
Farm families survive storms together
Judith Sutherland recalls the July 4th flood of 1969 that changed the simple balance of life on her family's farm for a very long time.
Taking a walk down memory lane in letters
Sam Moore shares a few of the letters farm women wrote to the editor of the August 1938 issue of The Farmer's Wife.
Maplestar Farm makes the most of urbanization
Urbanization has been both a blessing and a challenge for Maplestar Farms, which is located about 40 minutes from Cleveland, in Geauga County.