Yearly Archives: 2010

They Sold Trigger The Other Day

I got an email from my son back around the thirteenth of July that just sort of slid the butter right off of my...

Pennies In Bags of Water Make Flies Flee

The latest talk across Facebook pages these days is how to prevent flies at your next cookout. I don't mean the Fly family that...

Slap Dab In The Middle Of 2010

 When we all saw our first day of the year for 2010 way back in January and a sunny day welcomed the new...

July 4th Will Be The Day The Politicians Will Meet And...

As we rapidly approach another 4 of July celebration and yet another election year, I can't help but wonder what our founding fathers would...

Old Dairy Barn Changed The Health World

The other day, I was actually sitting in the "Dairy Barn" on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. What's so great about that...

Buttons Was A Dog Who Cared

Buttons was a Boston terrier dog that became a favorite at our house back in my early childhood. She was very loveable and sort...

Why Don’t They Just Leave Things Alone

It never fails that when I find something that works the way I want it to, fits the way it should fit my body,...

Heat Lightning Brings Back Thoughts Of Back Porch Wash Ups

While driving back to the farm the other night, I could see in the distant sky "heat lightning" flashing across the heavens in all...

It’s A Short Commute But An Important Job

With June being National Dairy Month, and a major celebration within the Volunteer State for a lot of years, this year will be no...

Uncle Sid Calls The Election

It was a beautiful Tennessee spring afternoon when I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's farm. The hills...

Flood Causes Farmers To Rethink Corn Or What

As the flood waters slowly retreat around West and Middle Tennessee, farmers are taking another look at what their fields may hold in the...

First Weekend In May 2010 Will Be Long Remembered

If you were anywhere near Middle or West Tennessee in the last several days, you have been well schooled in the term "flood plain"...

AITC Donor Report

Thanks to our sponsors who have donated recently - you give our volunteers and teachers the tools to reach people about agriculture across the...

Walking On Water Depends On You and The Boat

My job requires me to spend a lot of time on our Tennessee roads and when that time involves interstate driving, you find yourself...

By 2050 9 Billion Folks To Feed

When one starts fending for himself, it is amazing what food source a single man can retrieve from today's modern food outlets. While shopping...

Too Many Plows And No Place To Plow

Uncle Sid told me one time, "Boy, don't sell your mule to buy a plow." His country wisdom has been an important part of...

Bank Vault Makes Good Tornado Shelter”¦ But Keep Your Hands In...

During this time of the year, my thoughts return back to the days of my elementary childhood during the late fifties and early sixties....

Ernest T. Voiced His Opinion

My favorite television programs are the old reruns of the Andy Griffith Show. Not those in color but the black and white ones where...

Asian Lady Beetles Are Real Stinkers

 I despise Asian lady beetles. They moved into my house last fall and have taken up housekeeping like an unwanted relative. They stink,...