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Where did all the pumpkins go?

Where did all of the canned pumpkin go? We had a recent run-in with a bit of food supply reality when my wife went out in search of some canned pumpkin this fall. In anticipation of making holiday pumpkins pies, she went to a couple of grocery stores to stock up on this vital ingredient [...]

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Sherrod Brown on the Estate Tax

I was quite enlightened when this was shared with me. Seriously? The estate tax is part of the American dream? Not my dream buddy. I’m being diligent AND working hard and I’m still getting the crap taxed out of me. I’m trying to be successful, but its hard to do when your getting the crap [...]

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Feeding Farmers in the Field-Fleck Farms

My favorite job responsibility all year is when we team up with our affiliate T102 in Lima to do Feeding Farmers in the Field. We randomly choose a farmer who has entered (or someone else has entered) into the contest and with less than a 24 hour warning, we show up at their farm. We [...]

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Dude, where’s the corn? Early harvest sends hopes for another cash crop up in smoke

Farmers seem to be beating the hempiculturalists to harvest this year. Rumors are flying about that the early harvest is thwarting the efforts of marijuana growers that have planted their favorite cash crop in corn fields. Had the potheads been paying attention the GDUs and the early planting schedule, they would’ve known better and snuck back [...]

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No flips here, just horses

I had the chance to visit the Hocking County  Fair the other day with my family to watch some friends show their livestock. The grounds are surrounded by the hills the county is famous for. A trip to any fair is not complete for my daughter unless she gets to ride the carousel.

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Alternative Uses for Round Bales

I received a forward from my mom entitled When Farm Boys Get Bored that had all kinds of great round bale decorating ideas. So if you have a an extra round bale or two lying around you may want to….

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Haunted Hocking could make for a thrilling fall experience

Those seeking some haunted Hocking County thrills need to check this out. Ghost stories from one of the most beautiful parts of the state make a great autumn combination that is worth looking into. Here are the details. Ohio authors launch “Haunted Hocking: A Ghost Hunter’s Guide Where the Natural World and Supernatural World Collide” [...]

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Mercy for Animals press conference deemed a waste of time

Media says Mercy for Animals press conference and video release a waste of time Actually, the Ohio facility in the video looks pretty clean and there is nothing out of the ordinary to suggest wrong-doing. The only negative footage is spliced in from Conklin, New York and some other random places to make things look [...]

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Goat’s special trip to the vet leaves owner queasy

A friend of mine sent this funny story the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. She has pygmy goats and a weak stomach. I had to take a 5-month-old buck goat to the vet for castration. I thought I was prepared, though I have never actually witnessed a “surgical” castration before. We [...]

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Goat's special trip to the vet leaves owner queasy

A friend of mine sent this funny story the other day and I thought it was worth sharing. She has pygmy goats and a weak stomach. I had to take a 5-month-old buck goat to the vet for castration. I thought I was prepared, though I have never actually witnessed a “surgical” castration before. We [...]

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