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This mare had managed to squeeze into a place she wasn't supposed to be and was stuck.

Accidental draft horse squeeze chute

Things of a colorful nature tend to happen when I’m working in my barn or with my animals. I’ve become accustomed to the fact that I’m going to have some complications regularly either as a result of my clumsiness or my goofy livestock. If I’m not falling down or hurting myself, then either the goats, [...]

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Ohio, your Thanksgiving will likely be miserable

Ah the Holidays! A time when families are forced….I mean, beckoned home to celebrate all that we have and to give thanks to be together again or ,in some cases, to be thankful that we only gather on these few occasions each year. I, by no means, am speaking for myself here. I will run [...]

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Ohio’s beef farmers, Kroger, the Columbus Clippers, the Ohio Soybean Council and Ohio Corn Marketing Program teamed up in Striking Out Hunger to donate lean ground beef to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Agriculture helping to fight hunger in Ohio

In the classic book, “The Yearling,” a boy befriends a deer fawn that he wants to keep as a pet on his family’s small southern farm. His father is reluctant, but eventually allows it, providing the deer does not hurt the crops. Well, as expected, the deer does significant damage to the crops that are [...]

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This large canine was captured on a trail camera in Ohio in the fall of 2014.

Coy Wolf spotted in Ohioans’ backyard

The Coy Wolf is not a myth or a legend; it is an actual living creature that is a hybrid of the coyote and the wolf. Believe it or not, these creatures exist right here in Ohio. No, my imagination has gotten away from me, and I didn’t bump my head. Sightings of abnormally large [...]

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Visit to Cabela’s Ohio store provides an eyeful

Despite the fact that Cabela’s Ohio location has been open for more than a year, I had not yet had the opportunity to visit their new location. I drive past the exit that leads to their store regularly, but when the store first opened it was so crowded I couldn’t bring myself to stop in [...]

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Jim Michael is a volunteer Patriot Guard Rider in Lima and travels the state on his motorcycle with mounted flags to honor those who lived and died serving others.

Ohio’s Patriot Guard Riders honoring fallen heroes

On this Veteran’s Day, it may be hard to imagine that anything other than respect and dignity would purposefully take place at a military funeral. But, unfortunately, such events have been plagued by protests and other challenges in the past that put an already grieving military family through more suffering. In response, the Patriot Guard [...]

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2014 Farm and Fair Photo Contest

2014 Farm and Fair Photo Contest results

With the end of the Fairfield County Fair in October, the 2014 Ohio fair season wrapped up. It has been another great year of fairs around Ohio and many online visitors enjoyed seeing favorite photos from around the state throughout the summer. In addition, this year’s photo contest also included a bit more diversity this [...]

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Photo courtesy of the NASCAR Facebook page.

NASCAR on the verge of becoming WWF

I only watch NASCAR about half the time. I like to watch the start of the races and then take a nap and watch the finish of the races. I had even begun to skip watching the races all together this past summer, because I found them to be sort of boring this year. This [...]

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Flashback: The race to 100 bushel corn

One of the things that makes my job great (and quite honestly a bit easier) is when a story comes to me. The ones that end up in my email inbox are ones that I would have never found in a million years, simply because I wasn’t looking for them. Frankly, those stories work out [...]

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Big numbers at National FFA Convention

One can’t help but be inspired by the quality and the hard work of the young people clad in those distinctive jackets who, for a few short days are turning Louisville a bluer hue. This week’s National FFA Convention will once again transform the city of Louisville into a sea of corduroy as big numbers [...]

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