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Sisyphus and Walter
Dec. 31, 2021
In his book Sisyphus in the Hayfield: Views of a Berkshire Farmer, author and dairy farmer Walter Howard wrote: “Hay and I start the season as friends...
A sweet growing season
Nov. 10, 2021
While in high school, I got a job on a dairy farm near our home in northeast Ohio. It was common for farms in that area to have large woodlots, which provided supplemental income...
Aug. 19, 2021
There are lots of reasons for doing things the way we do them — time savings, research proven, effectiveness, preference, cost, and yes, even tradition...
April 27, 2021
During my high school years, finding new boundaries was just a part of the maturation process...
April 22, 2021
One of the most memorable visions documented in the Bible is experienced by the prophet Ezekiel. Often referred to as the Valley of Dry Bones, the story has inspired many Sunday school lessons...
Feb. 16, 2021
Similar to that 30-year-old tattoo of an ex-girlfriend’s name that seemed like a good idea at the time, some things just hang around beyond their useful life...
Jan. 22, 2021
As a young lad growing up in northeast Ohio, a family friend bought me a chess set for my birthday. Whenever he would come over to our house for a visit, we would play a game...
The alfalfa conundrum
Nov. 13, 2020
The Midwest dairy farmer’s lament was to the point: “If I didn’t have to worry about winterkill, I’d definitely grow more alfalfa...
AM or PM?
Aug. 21, 2020
Okay, it’s not exactly of the magnitude of the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, but the argument to cut hay exclusively in the late afternoon versus another time of day has always intrigued me...
It’s business as unusual
May 19, 2020
I’m not Depression Era old, but I’ve been around for a while — call it aged, Medicare eligible, experienced, or whatever you like...
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