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  • May 14, 2012
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    An unconventional Honey-Do list 1

    This year we found a new place to put our new crop of honeybees. The honeybees were fine with the location. Apparently, one tree in the area did not approve....More
  • Apr 6, 2012
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    The Mayor of Carbopolis 11

    Make a note: If you’re going to tour a sugar processing plant, be sure to take a spoon with you....More
  • Mar 18, 2012
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    She’ll have the fish 13

    There's a reason I'm a farmer, not a fisherman. Even with two seasickness bracelets on each wrist, I still couldn't stomach my latest adventure at sea....More
  • Feb 26, 2012
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    Saved by a buoy 1

    Sometimes what looks to be a wild-goose chase leads you to your correct destination after all....More
  • Jan 25, 2012
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    It’s not the heat; it’s the stupidity 10

    Let's say, hypothetically, you get a blast of cold winter air and find that your newly installed cattle waterer is frozen. What do you do? Let's just say there are some problems you can "overcorrect."...More
  • Dec 13, 2011
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    Some assistance with a Bunyan problem 4

    Some days start out easy enough. They appear to be fairly stress-free and sometimes even wide-open. Then my phone rings and the whole picture changes in seconds....More
  • Nov 14, 2011
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    Taking aim

    While I've been busy running a combine, a Ranch Hand, a round baler and a few tractors the last couple of weeks, Sherill has had other things on her agenda. She's been shooting kids, the elderly, and the infirm on a regular basis....More
  • Oct 6, 2011
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    I’m on a mission from Joan 2

    In the first week of September, I found there was really nothing pressing to be done. So on Labor Day Monday, Sherill and I got in the car and headed to The Great Minnesota Get-Together!...More
  • Sep 7, 2011
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    Figuring the flight plan 3

    Did you do anything interesting last month? I dug a grave and buried a guy. Want to fold now?...More
  • Aug 23, 2011
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    "This corn crop is just not there."

    Team FIN member Kent Lock estimates his Avon, IL, corn crop won't yield as high as he had thought earlier in the summer....More
  • Jul 12, 2011
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    With free installation 3

    I found out that bees come in small packages. Transporting bees is nothing like transporting hay. Not even close....More
  • Jun 3, 2011
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    Gotta bid to buzz 2

    Let's say, hypothetically, that you want to raise bees. You need the right equipment to make that happen, especially if the end goal is to generate some honey production and sales....More
  • May 3, 2011
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    Getting a PhD in J-B Weld 1

    Sometimes the parts come apart. That's the way things work in the mechanical world. The solution is to find a way to keep them working the way they're supposed to work....More
  • Apr 1, 2011
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    Back on the horse again

      When you get tossed off a horse, the best thing to do is to get back in the saddle again. That's how the theory goes, anyway. Could be just an Internet rumor. It probably showed up in an e-mail from one of my aunts with a subject line that began with "Fw: Fw: Fw:"   Of course, there could be some truth to it....More
  • Mar 7, 2011
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    Go fish

    Let's get one thing straight. I'm a land-based mammal. You're a land-based mammal. We're all land-based mammals....More
  • Feb 4, 2011
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    I think I can. I think I can.

    Don’t cows understand that icy roads make it hard to deliver hay to their rightful owners? Would it be asking too much for them to munch a bit more conservatively during the worst of the winter weather?...More
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