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No Stove & No Dishes

This is for all you ‘meat and potato’ eaters out there. One of my favorite meals is pork chops (of course), fried potatoes and green beans. Not having air conditioning, or a dishwasher for that matter, I have to get creative in the summer, making meals that don’t require the stove. One day while craving [...]

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Barn rehab

Including my children, five generations of my family have worked and played in this Hancock County barn — that is a lot of pichforking and straw tunnels. My parents hired a gifted Amish crew to give it a major makeover for future generations of Reeses. The Indiana-based crew has a driver that brings them two-hours [...]

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'Farmcation' in Iowa

My husband, Zach and I both love to drive around and look at farms. We appreciate a well kept farm and a good field of corn. For as long a I can remember Zach has wanted to go to Iowa. We’ve both visited the state before, but just flew in for work. When his work [...]

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‘Farmcation’ in Iowa

My husband, Zach and I both love to drive around and look at farms. We appreciate a well kept farm and a good field of corn. For as long a I can remember Zach has wanted to go to Iowa. We’ve both visited the state before, but just flew in for work. When his work [...]

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Can you ID the donkey here?

The holiday weekend was filled with farm fun. We unloaded hay, cleaned the chicken coop and on Saturday morning trimmed donkey hooves. This was my first experience trimming hooves and it was rough. I was kicked, bitten and stepped on numerous times while we trimmed this donkey at my house and six others at other [...]

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More run-ins with HSUS

We have had a lot of great comments since I posted Lori’s tale in “Moon over Licking County” from others who have had run-ins with HSUS paid signature gatherers. I have heard about incidents at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Fairfield County, public libraries, gas stations and even the Bellevue Community Days festival. Police were [...]

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Reese family at OBX

We were at the Outer Banks for a family trip over the weekend which, I learned, is abbreviated OBX by those in the know. We got to go to the beach and fly kites near Kitty Hawk, NC. Here are some photos.

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Moon over Licking County

Country Crossroads by Matt Reese The moon was out just after mid-day in Licking County last month after Lori Lawrence, an OCJ marketing specialist, confronted some signature gatherers at a Licking County Kroger. Lori was leaving the store after getting some groceries when she spotted the two male 20-something paid signature gatherers roaming the parking [...]

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