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Where have the fence rows gone?

November 20, 2015 Recently, a friend of mine in Trumbull County raised the interesting question “where have all the fence rows gone?” In case you wonder what fence rows were, they were separations or divisions... more »»

Amish cheese co-op hits stride

November 5, 2015 “We not only make the American type cheeses but we make several specialty cheeses,” said Nevin Byler, manager and cheese maker for the Middlefield Original Cheese Cooperative at the October breakfas... more »»

From rakes to pranks

October 30, 2015 With the exception of what is to follow, fall is generally a nice time of the year. more »»

Pipe popularity a hazy memory

October 9, 2015 Recently, reader Lloyd Revis from Warren sent me a letter commenting on some of the things we used to see in the past but are not as common today. more »»

Stove still warms memory

September 18, 2015 Some of you will remember when your mother, or perhaps you, did all the cooking on an old-fashioned wood-burning cook stove. more »»

Display shows town columnist remembers

August 28, 2015 Recently I went to a Sunday afternoon open house held by the North Bloomfield Historical Society. more »»

Memories of growing up, growing at home

August 14, 2015 When I was growing up, and for many years before that, we were a much more self-sufficient society than we are today. There is a trend, or maybe a fad, toward growing more locally in our gardens. more »»

Wisdom of home remedies

July 17, 2015 Recently Lloyd Revis, a reader from Warren, sent me a letter talking about home remedies that were used years ago. more »»

Let’s go for a bike ride

June 26, 2015 Summertime is a great time to go on a bicycle ride and we seem to see a renewed interest in bicycling. more »»

GMO seeds studied to be safe, healthy

June 19, 2015 Local seed suppliers indicate that 90 to 95 percent of the corn and soybeans farmers planted in the area in May were planted to the genetically modified seeds. more »»

Sounds and sights of summer

June 5, 2015 Summer is upon us with all the sights, sounds and aromas that go with the season. Over the years many of these have remained the same while others are different. more »»

Rattling on the road

May 15, 2015 Some of you will well-remember the washboard or corduroy roads we used to travel on in Trumbull County years ago. They were roads that would shake and rattle you when you drove over them. more »»

Creamery offers milk fresh from farm

May 14, 2015 If you want to buy milk from a local dairy farm, try the Rowdy Cow Creamery, located near Burton. more »»

Life well lived with farming community

April 30, 2015 As I reflect back over my many years, much of my life has been involved in agriculture in various ways. more »»

Change in local farm areas

April 24, 2015 Thinking back to the years that I have lived in the Trumbull County area, the “face” of the county has change dramatically over those years, especially in the rural areas that I am most familiar with. more »»

County residents reflect on past

April 3, 2015 Recently I have had contacts from some interesting folks in Trumbull County. One was from Bob Smith, president of the Trumbull County Historical Society. more »»

Drones mean both good and bad news for farmers

April 2, 2015 Drones have been in the news a lot lately. When these small, remotely controlled aircraft show up around airports and close to airplanes, they are a concern. They risk the lives of a lot of peopl. more »»

A simple, handy tool

March 13, 2015 Most of us, if we have a home or farm, have a tool that we may use fairly often. It is a fairly simple tool with several variations. more »»

Many ‘milks’ ride healthy coattails of the real thing

February 26, 2015 Several companies want to take advantage of the good name and healthful qualities of real milk from dairy cows. Just go to the dairy case in your favorite food store and look at what you find. more »»

Age brings out the crankies

February 20, 2015 Back in December, I celebrated another birthday. Each year as I get older, I ask myself if I am getting a bit crankier. more »»

Binder twine saves the day

January 30, 2015 Someone once called it the “duct tape” of the late 1800s and early 1900s. That was binder twine and later baler twine. Some of you will remember binder twine and others may not. more »»



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