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From Glendia's Kitchen - Cooked Salad Dressing

This past weekend, we celebrated our country’s freedom and the honorable people that help protect it. It was great to see so many community festivals and posts online honoring our freedoms and being thankful for what we have as a country. To me, celebrations (no matter what the occasion) should always contain three important things: the reason you’re celebrating, those you love around you, and great food.

Continue reading to hear more about my 4th of July weekend and the good food from this week's blog, Glendia's Cooked Salad Dressing!

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Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

So God Made A Farmer's Wife

Do you remember Paul Harvey’s “So God Made A Farmer” speech? Well, a young woman by the name of Sierra Shea wrote a similar poem in recognition of the farmer’s wife. In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to post her poem. And don’t forget that this Sunday, May 11 is Mother’s Day.

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Field Stories

Positivity and Perseverance

For me, spring hasn’t yet fully arrived, regardless of temperature, until Opening Day of the Cincinnati Reds. Monday, March 31 was an Opening Day that I will not forget. The Reds lost. Darn it! But, the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, barbecue Ribs at the Montgomery Inn, which is right on the Ohio River, the smell of La Rosa’s pizza by the slice, fresh green grass, and America’s favorite pastime, make Opening Day one that remains special regardless of win or loss.

Spring is here! Although, I haven’t decided yet if the Reds have realized that, they aren’t starting off very good! At the writing of this blog, the Reds are 2-6 and already 3.5 games out of first place. That’s a horrible start! But, does that mean that is how they’ll finish?

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Looking Past the Numbers

Look Who's Turning 40

Author: Doug Clouser

I know nobody is going to believe it, but I just recently turned 40. You are probably thinking, surely he is way older than 40, isn’t he? But my wife decorated my office with the normal black balloons and other paraphernalia that is supposed to make you feel old, so I am sure it was my 40th. Although it didn’t work as I feel much younger physically than I did 10 years ago when I turned 30. I mentioned in an earlier blog how I had lost some weight recently, and I am much more active than I was a year or two ago, so physically I feel much younger on my 40th birthday than I have on my last several birthdays.

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The Great Outdoors With Mike Roux

Relationships Are Vital

Author: Mike Roux

Our entire existence is based upon varying levels of relationships. From birth we create, develop, nurture and rely on relationships between family members, friends, teachers, co-workers and hundreds of others. The ability to build mutually beneficial relationships is likely the most important factor in living a satisfying life. When both parties of a relationship depend equally upon one another it is called a symbiotic relationship.

The topic for today is the symbiotic relationship between the landowner and the hunter. It may not be openly obvious to everyone how overwhelmingly important this relationship can be to both people.

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Looking Past The Numbers

Nutty Corn Pest

Author: Doug Clouser

I am sure many of you are a bit stir crazy as am I from all of the very wintery days we have had this year. I know there are many out there that will tell me I am wrong, but this has to be the most snow and cold we have had in a winter in many years, if not decades.

With all of the winter we have been having, I have tried to pull my thoughts toward spring. The product team has been working on our new products for next year already and that has been a great opportunity to be thinking about a warmer time.

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Field Stories

People Don't Believe They Exist

“People don’t believe they exist, but they do.” Those were the first words out of a man’s mouth as he approached me at a farm show a few years ago. I was standing behind a sales counter when he came up and started the conversation with those words, followed by, “Can I have one of those yellow bags?”

Well, of course I said yes. But, I wasn’t about to leave that odd introduction alone.

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