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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Humor: New Sneakers By: 11/17/2015 @ 8:53am

I am once again on the cutting edge of fashion.Saturday I bought some new sneakers.I know, some of you are thinking, “What a clotheshorse. How many pairs of shoes does he…

Humor: Farmer Dating… By: 11/16/2015 @ 8:59am

Sally slammed my pickup’s door so hard, I thought it would break. I flipped the ignition switch and . . . nothing! Flummoxed, I mumbled that there must be a problem with the…

Humor: Tire Swapping Season By: 11/09/2015 @ 10:22am

Every year the earth completes its circuit around our local star. The planet’s axis tilts by several degrees – this is known scientifically as being off-kilter – giving us…

Humor: Mushrooms By: 11/03/2015 @ 8:24am

I’ve been cutting firewood lately. It’s that time of year, and when the snow flies, I prefer a huge stack of firewood more than being put on hold with the propane delivery…

Humor: A Meat Lover's… By: 11/02/2015 @ 8:23am

The WHO recently decreed that eating smoked or cured meat can be harmful to your health. Well, I think the WHO is full of baloney. I’m not talking about the epic rock band The…

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