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  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:44 AM
        Ten years ago, I bought my first pair of bib overalls – hickory striped, also known as railroad bibs as part of a Halloween outfit I wanted to wear when my grandkids came trick or treating.
  • Monday, June 10, 2019 9:46 AM
        Prevented planting, crop insurance, Market Facilitation Program or Trump money – all programs to help the farmer, but it is tough to feed those dollar bills to the cows.
  • Monday, May 13, 2019 10:07 AM
        When I was a young dairy farmer, I always thought the three hardest parts of dairying were getting cows pregnant,  controlling mastitis and raising healthy baby calves.
  • Monday, April 15, 2019 10:22 AM
        Last Saturday night, I went to work for the second time at my new dream job of assistant cashier at our local convenience store.
  • Monday, March 11, 2019 1:30 PM
        Long periods of cold and snow obviously make dairy farming a difficult occupation.
  • Monday, February 11, 2019 11:27 AM
        After a long fall of chopping, combining and tilling, my brain started functioning again as it was time to zero in on the books for pre-tax meetings.
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 10:44 AM
        I do not like cold winter weather any more. I like the warmth of the southern states.
  • Monday, December 10, 2018 10:17 AM
    Family Christmas letters that arrive with Christmas cards are the best to read. Some are hilarious, some brag a little and even with social media as the new norm to keep up with distant friends and family, a written letter is hard to beat.
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 10:02 AM
        My family likes butter. When I order a 36-pound case of butter from the creamery, my wife distributes it among our four married children and also some to my 94-year-old mother.
  • Monday, October 15, 2018 9:45 AM
        About 10 years ago, our community of 12,000 people lost its last remaining gas station on the south side of town.
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