2.20.2016 The Spell is Broken

After a frigid week, winter threw another tantrum. Monday brought snow, sleet and freezing rain. Not exactly duck weather. I didn’t even bother letting ducks and chickens out. I put blankets on Ophelia and Sadie before turning them out. Cookie … Continue reading

1.20.2016 The Elusive Free Oil Change

My mechanic has this deal. Buy 5 oil changes and get the 6th one free. In the five years he’s been maintaining the Apriori “fleet”, I have never once walked out of there without paying for something. That free oil … Continue reading

11.5.2015 Patience, Snake Oil and Fools

In the “Gotta Have It Now” world we live in, farming is certainly a round peg that refuses to be shoved into a square hole. When you’re a farmer, the closest thing you get to “having it now” is the … Continue reading

5.31.2015 Haying, Homes for the bypassed, Irrigation and Heat

The end of May means haying season in this part of the country. The weather cooperated completely for the last two weeks of the months. No rain. Enough heat and enough wind to dry things down quickly. Enough coolness and … Continue reading