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  • Monday, November 11, 2019 8:41 AM
        ‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’
        This quote could have easily come about in the past few years, yet it is attributed to none other than Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Monday, October 28, 2019 10:40 AM
        As per usual, the beginnings of this song parody of an old Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias duet came to me after a long day of feeding men during corn silage harvest.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2019 12:29 PM
        If you catch me walking to the barn at any given moment, there are two sidekicks you will notice. Sometimes they are next to me, sometimes ahead of me, but more often than not—they are a few steps behind.
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:43 PM
        Seeing as how National Farm Safety Week is now behind us, perhaps bringing this topic up is a day late and a dollar short. Then again, is it ever the wrong time to discuss farm safety?
  • Monday, September 16, 2019 4:33 PM
        The calendar page turned to September and the big yellow bus came down the road. Three excited, nervous, and happy boys stood giggling and fidgeting in front of the zinnias only to pacify their worried, thrilled, and scared mom as she snapped customary first day of school pictures.
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 9:52 AM
        About a month ago, we took a little jaunt across the state to Wisconsin’s Farm Technology Days.
  • Monday, August 12, 2019 9:28 AM
    Butcher day had arrived
    And I admit, I was ill prepared
    Peter had a meeting, so couldn’t help
    That left me scared
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 11:04 AM
        First it was the week of endless rain. Then the heat that was so oppressive I think even the barn cats had enough of it, as they flattened themselves out on the cool cement.
  • Monday, July 15, 2019 10:11 AM

    The beginnings of this poem came to me one night in the shower after a particularly long day of listening to the “I’m bored” mantra over and over. 

  • Monday, June 24, 2019 9:23 AM
        As I sit to write this article today, I note that it is minutes before I officially turn 39. Ah, birthdays. That day that comes rolling around on the calendar once a year. It’s a day to eat cake, pie, ice cream, or all of the above
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