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  • Jan 4, 2011
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    Taking up a collection for Bambi

    While I was seated at the grill one August evening, my phone rang. It was a guy who lives about 30 miles away. In early June that year, he had stopped by to perform a service for me. He does fertility tests on bulls and also custom-collects semen from them for A.I. We had one bull checked and collected that day. Since it was time to breed my heifers that week, I needed the product this guy had collected back in June. He gets the job done, then he takes the semen back to his place to run it through the lab, package it and store it in his liquid nitrogen tanks....More
  • Dec 2, 2010
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    Ranger Rick and the outstanding balance

    Sometime late last fall, as I was walking from the cattle shed back to the house, I noticed something odd on the roof of my house. It was one of the attic vent covers hanging loose. We had experienced a bit of wind recently, so I figured it may have been knocked loose.   A contractor came out a couple days later and took a look at the situation. He had a replacement vent that would fit, so he put it on and went on his way. A day or two later, the other vent came loose. I called the roofer again, and he made another appearance to check things out....More
  • Nov 11, 2010
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    Skinny, the Barn Mortician

    Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I'm not into antiques. Yeah, yeah, the GuyNo2Mobile is a 1961 Volkswagen and technically an antique, but it's modified enough that it probably ticks off antique purists. If I rub the purists the wrong way, that's a good thing, in my book.  ...More
  • Oct 1, 2010
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    The Heat, Line 1

    Here’s Jeff’s account of how he came to be the proud owner of one of only six Ranch Hands ever made, a machine that Jeff describes as “a hybrid between a pickup and a tractor…on steroids.”...More
  • Sep 17, 2010
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    E15 Likely to be Safe for Older Vehicles, Study Says

    Vehicles made between 1994 and 2000, about 25 percent of the current U.S. light duty vehicle fleet, can burn gasoline...More

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