Yearly Archives: 2010

Uncle Sid Goes HD

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

Winter Olympic Withdrawal Can Be Cured

The other night as I sat down to enjoy some TV, I realized that I really miss not being able to see the Olympic...

Get Involved Or You May Get A “Punkin” When You Vote

Can you believe it is that time again when we have the opportunity to be involved in elections for those who want to go...

Uncle Sid Discusses Cold Weather

Over the last few weeks in Tennessee, winter has been the major discussion topic around every country store, church meeting and even over at...

The Term Factory Farm Is A Degrader To Today’s Agriculture

A few holiday seasons ago, Aunt Sadie stopped by the local post office to buy a few stamps for her Christmas cards. Mrs. Sprinkle,...

Each Generation Supports The Other

 Recently, while attending a college basketball game, I made a nonscientific observation of what people do during the game that seems to be...

There Are Two Sides To Every Story

My name is Pettus Read and I'm a meat eater. No bones about it (no pun intended), but I do enjoy a good steak...

Horse Hair Snake Shows Up After All These Years

I saw one the other day. It was swimming in a stream of water after a mid-winter rain near my drive and it looked...

Farmers Take Stand Against Cap And Trade

As the new year begins, farmers across our state are making plans for another planting season with hopes of something more than last year's...

Uncle Sid Finds Ballgame Food Expensive

As I pulled into the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's the other day, I was already looking forward to sitting...

You Have Got To Be Kidding

Everyday that you pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV, there is a story about climate change, carbon footprints and someone demanding...