Four years ago, my family was reeling from the loss of our beloved dog, Riley. She was 15 years old, her health was failing, and her time had come. My husband, Jayson, our sons, and I petted her and told her goodbye as she slipped away at the vet.
During the spring planting season, farmers often rush to get into the fields, where they work extremely long hours.
“When you spend a lot of time working, you become fatigued; when you are fatigued, you make poor decisions about your safety,” says Charles Schwab, a safety specialist with Iowa State University Extension. “If you are working long hours, you need to take breaks so you can reenergize.”
When farmers become trapped in grain bins and other storage facilities, the ending is usually not a happy one. According to Purdue University researchers, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported over the past 50 years with a fatality rate of 62%.
With the proper equipment and training, however, fire departments and other first responders can increase the odds of a successful rescue.
Whether it happens over time or in an instant, caring for an aging parent can be stressful. These tips can help ease the transition.
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Your farm may be the only gym you need to achieve your fitness goals.
Get to know the deer that is taking the Internet by storm after making his home in a herd of cattle in Washington.
It was an ordinary November day when Kari McKay went to check the cows on her farm in eastern Washington, but what she found when she got to the pasture was anything but ordinary.