The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My Uncle Patsy squatted down on the sidewalk in front of our house in Port William as I fired fastball after fastball to him.Patsy had skills as a cat...

August 28th, 2019 |  


Crop insurance supports on-farm diversity

Farmers and ranchers have one thing in common: the need to manage risk, from weather, markets, or other forces.Crop insurance can be a useful tool for...

August 27th, 2019 |  


The value of a porch cat

The value of a porch cat

He just showed up one day seven years ago. Friendly and dressed in a tuxedo, hoping for an invite to dinner. I resisted at first but eventually gave i...

August 27th, 2019 |  



Protecting trees during construction

Protecting trees during construction

Construction projects can be disastrous for existing trees on the building site. A tragedy we see often is when home builders attempt to save existing...

August 26th, 2019 |  


Is there any rest for America?

Most Americans are tired.Ask most any American and you will hear an array of reasons why we are tired. The answers range from long work hours to too m...

August 23rd, 2019 |  


The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My wife, Brenda, and I were traveling to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and had been driving for two hours without a break. Our electronic dashboard kept f...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Is this who we have become?

The more I watch the news, the more I read remarks on social media, the more conversations I have with friends and neighbors, strangers and associates...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Renewable energy funds available for farmers

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural En...

August 21st, 2019 |  


‘The world’s best son’

‘The world’s best son’

The Pony House Saloon opened in Dayton in 1882 at Fourth and Jefferson streets in a downtown full of dusty horses and thirsty men.Known for its whiske...

August 20th, 2019 |  


What’s the best time to water plants?

What’s the best time to water plants?

Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees g...

August 19th, 2019 |