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Adults Could Learn a Lot From… By: 02/09/2016 @ 9:24am

We had a house full of family on Sunday and at one point as I was walking through the living room, I heard someone reading Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel to a small…

Humor: The Big Day By: 02/08/2016 @ 9:12am

Just when one Big Day – Super Bowl Sunday – is over, another Big Day looms ominously on the horizon: the momentous occasion known as Valentine’s Day. Generally speaking, we…

Voters Are Angry By: 02/02/2016 @ 8:14am

Polls say the voters are angry. But are they angry about the right things? Let’s talk about water. Flint, Michigan, used to be a swell town. The population was around 200,000…

Humor: The Lost Boy By: 02/01/2016 @ 12:53pm

One Sunday morning when I was a youngster, we came home from church to discover that there was a lost boy somewhere out in our farmstead’s grove.It was early April and we were…

What Happened to By: 01/26/2016 @ 11:40am

Don’t let the camel get his nose in your tent, or you’ll be sorry.At least, that’s how the saying goes.I have to admit I don’t know much about camels or why they would…

Humor: Why Coyotes Make Us… By: 01/25/2016 @ 10:41am

A few years ago a coyote wandered into a downtown Chicago sandwich shop and ordered a grilled cheese on rye and a chai latte. This came as quite a shock to everyone as it had been…

Humor: "Pump Up The… By: 01/19/2016 @ 9:08am

Last week I was driving down a street in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and started to chuckle out loud.Sioux Falls isn’t all that funny, but it’s the location of one of my…

Humor: Cooking Show Dangers By: 01/18/2016 @ 8:50am

The television programs that are most hazardous to our health – with the exception of political ads – are the cooking shows.It all began with Julia Child and her show The…

Humor: What Color? By: 01/12/2016 @ 12:19pm

Old story. Someone asks a friend what color a house on the hill is. The friend looks up and says, “It’s white on this side.” It’s a good example to not take anything…

Humor: Farm Fashion By: 01/11/2016 @ 10:39am

“Clothes make the man,” Mark Twain once observed. “Naked people have little or no influence on society.”This is true, especially in this part of the world at this time of…

Humor: We're All… By: 01/05/2016 @ 9:04am

Most of us are bilingual and don’t even know it. There’s the language we speak to order cheeseburgers or to earn a living.And then there’s the language of luv.I was…

Humor: Car Heater Headaches By: 01/04/2016 @ 9:07am

A little bit of imagination can go a long way when you’re faced with the possibility of becoming a human popsicle.It’s surprising how quickly you become aware of the cold once…

2016 Can Be Great By: 12/28/2015 @ 9:42am

2016 is going to be a great year.For one thing, in another 10 months or so, the presidential campaign will be over.You know how when you’re getting a root canal you sit and…

Humor: Goodbye to 2015 By: 12/28/2015 @ 9:30am

Despite such earth-shattering news as Ben and Jennifer breaking up, our planet managed to complete another circuit around the sun. As the old year rides off into the sunset on its…

Humor: Our Christmas… By: 12/21/2015 @ 9:53am

My wife and I have a Christmas baby.      Well, he isn't exactly a baby anymore. He is 34 years old now and towers over his mother and me. But…

Column: Every Death… By: 12/15/2015 @ 9:57am

On my birthday, my family took me out for dinner.We had a good time. The food was good, the small children were well behaved, and we had an interesting, passionate discussion…

Humor: O Christmas Tree By: 12/14/2015 @ 8:44am

Perhaps one of the strangest traditions we observe during the yuletide season – other than using the word yuletide – is the act of installing an indoor Christmas tree.All year…

Humor: Fourth Grade Memories By: 12/07/2015 @ 9:55am

There are 29 of us fourth graders in the old black-and-white photo. I’m the skinny kid with the crooked glasses sitting on the floor at front and center. The school…

Humor: Better Than Good By: 12/01/2015 @ 8:41am

I can’t get a decent bagel, unless I make it myself. That’s a problem with living where I live.On the other hand…Three-fifths of our grandchildren had a sleepover at our…

Humor: Holiday Cleaning By: 11/30/2015 @ 9:37am

The holidays certainly have their benefits – the main one being having license to consume coma-inducing amounts of food – but there is also a dark side to this season. And no…

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