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Where do Easter eggs come from?

It’s Easter morning already and it occurred to me that there will be lots of eggs in baskets today. Some folks think of eggs as coming from grocery stores, but most of us know the frustrating question “what came from first the chicken or the egg?” There is a good YouTube video I just watched […]

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My Sister Will SO Call Me a Dork!

My Sister Will SO Call Me a Dork!

Okay, it’s Monday morning, I’m eating breakfast, checking some stuff on the web, watching the news — generally goofing off til I “go to work.”  And I saw something that got me pumped up.  And then I realized that most of my family would think this officially made me the biggest dork ever.  It was […]

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Agvocating is as Easy as Wearing a 100 Percent Cotton Conversation Starter

Agvocating is as Easy as Wearing a 100 Percent Cotton Conversation Starter

One of the things that strikes me is how it can seem at times like it is so hard to start conversations about agriculture with someone in the city.  Today reminded me that it can also be very simple.  It’s National Agriculture Day and I had thought about heading to a friend’s farm to see […]

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Paying Tribute to “Just a Farmer, Plain & Simple”

A friend recently told me his grandpa had passed away.  His granddad had farmed in the same community his whole life — he was 90 and was still active, he had even helped with the lengthy weather-ravaged harvest this past fall.  From the stories I heard from the combine, I knew he must be loved […]

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Can a city girl host a farm visit?

Can a city girl host a farm visit?

Okay… I want to set up a farm field day.  I just had the idea and I’m pretty excited so I’m writing this blog as part of the thought process… I sure would like some help fleshing it out. The reason I ask…  I recently wrote about how geeked up I was to go to a […]

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#FCOW aka Food Check Out Week? What's that?

#FCOW aka Food Check Out Week? What’s that?

Some of you may have missed the tweets and Facebook posts over the last several days, but I noticed lots of friends mentioning Food Check Out Week or tagging things with #FCOW.  I wasn’t really sure what it was so I was interested when my friend Cyndie posted the proclamation by Secretary of Agriculture Tom […]

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Staying Home for the Holidays

Staying Home for the Holidays

I’m lucky enough to have multiple choice at the holidays usually.  The benefit of being single.  All the moms & kids seem to be driver.  I’m usually with family in one place or another although I sometimes also squeeze in vacation fun.  This year the decision was to stay put.  I love traveling to see […]

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InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library

InfoFarm: The NAL Blog: National Agricultural Library. Mike Haley pointed out the NAL blog to me earlier when I was asking a few questions… they did a post on #thankafarmer and this post on #moo.  I’m going to start checking it out  more often!  This post is months and months old.  But made me smile […]

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