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How to be an Astronaut in Hutchinson, Kansas (or at Least Connect to them)

How to be an Astronaut in Hutchinson, Kansas (or at Least Connect to them)

I know. That headline makes you think I’ve lost my mind. I’ve been to Cape Canaveral and seen the space center there. It blew me away. I’ve been to Huntsville, AL. Very cool. I even got giddy last spring when I realized I could see the space shuttle miles away. But Hutchinson, Kansas really brought […]

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Drought Leads to Desperation on a Small Texas Farm

Drought Leads to Desperation on a Small Texas Farm

As I wrote the headline for this post, I wondered if people would think I was overstating things but as I reread the prompter for this post, I feel certain the person who contacted me truly is desperate for good ideas. She was searching the internet for help and found my blog post on how […]

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Cotton 101: Facts about Cotton — The Crop & Products

My friend Jasper Cunningham tweeted me one day asking me if I had some cotton facts on my blog. He seemed to enjoy several of the posts in my Cotton 101 series, especially the cotton dictionary, but I realized some quick and easy facts about cotton may be of interest too. Type of Plant Cotton […]

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Nameless Wednesday aka Name that Chicken!

Two weeks ago, when I dropped by the Nashville Farmers Market and bought a big old metal chicken, I had no idea that I was joining a cultural phenomenon. See I hadn’t read the Bloggess’ series of posts on her metal chicken. But as soon as I had shared a photo of my new quirky […]

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Getting Ready to Start #ACFC11

If you haven’t heard of ACFC11 (the AgChat Foundation’s annual conference to train more farmers to use social media effectively), get ready to hear a lot about it! I’ll try to do a post each day to share photos or some key things from the conference. There are more than 100 people who love both […]

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My Visit to Italy’s Must-See Event, the Palio di Siena

There are a few things pointing me to write about a trip I took two years ago. The weekly Travel Talk on Twitter (#TTOT and a Facebook page on it) today is about World Heritage sites  Timing — it is August 16. And every year I remember where I was on August 16th…. well in […]

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Getting a Good Farm Photo Shoot (Tips for Farmers & Photographers)

Since I got on Google+ I have connected to more photographers…. I’m in awe of the work some of them do. I love travel photos, portraits, landscapes, etc…. and really love getting inspired by photographers. One who has struck me by images of rural landscapes is Canadian Sandra Parlow (Google+, photo site). She shoots dramatic skies, historic barns […]

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Riding an Old School Mechanical Horse — Wordful Wednesday

My great nephew Jake rarely gets to the place where he’s at a loss for words. While visiting for a final summer vacation, we had a chance to spend an afternoon at Uncle Chuck’s. That meant two awesome things for Jake, awesomeness that can’t be confined to one post! Check out our boy when he […]

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