SUMMER AND FIRST-CUT HAY SEASON HAVE ARRIVED

Forget the summer solstice as the official start of summer — it comes too late. I officially usher summer into my life when the first stems of alfalfa are ruthlessly sawed off by reciprocating knives or rotating blades. Summer is here. Though agriculture gets blamed for its fair share of objectionable odors, freshly cut hay […]

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A TRIBUTE TO THE SMALL SQUARE BALE

Ed Nolt did me a favor, though he didn’t know it at the time. The Pennsylvania Dutchman invented the prototype for the small square baler back in the 1930’s. His patent was soon purchased and mass produced in the 1940’s for use on farms. In marketing terms: a hot seller. The Nolt-inspired baler was a […]

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OH CANADA

I really have not seen much of the world, and probably never will. I like to stay home on Friday nights and the only travel plans on my “bucket list” entail getting to a game at every major league ballpark—still have over half of them to go. Admittedly, I’m a homebody. Occasionally I get the […]

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