Monthly archive January, 2012

Farm crowds draw lots of familiar faces … too many to remember

At a farm show, you can bet you're going to run into people you know, and who know you. Keeping the names straight is the hardest.

Readers send in their best soup recipes

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and as promised, we're sharing the results of our very own Souper Bowl — just in time for the big game.

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Ag promotion at the Pa. Farm Show

The grin says it all: It was fun to learn about agriculture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show!


The city of Niles has hired a trapper to hunt two coyotes down in the city limits.

For farmers, mild winter has its benefits, and its consequences

Mild winter weather not the best thing for animal health, ground condition.

Appetizer Meatballs

This homemade meatball recipe includes Worcestershire sauce and a dash of cayenne pepper for added flavoring. Serve them as appetizers, atop spaghetti or on a sub bun.

Oil and gas drilling: The question is how much risk?

It’s no secret that I’ve been covering a lot of Marcellus and Utica shale stories in the past few months. Now, other stories are popping up, such as the Class II brine injection wells as a result of the drilling in Ohio and Pennsylvania. No matter on which side of the issue you are on,...

‘Story sells’ when it comes to produce and other food

Tell your story to engage customers, make more sales.

You can’t beat knowing a trade … I wish I knew a few more!

When it comes to skills, knowing how to build, fix and repair things are sometimes as good as any.

Blackberry Streusel Tart

Blackberries and streusel are staples for winter desserts, and this recipe includes both — complete with instructions for homemade Chantilly cream to serve on the side.

Confessions of a Pennsylvania Farm Show greenhorn

(I’m headed to the Pennsylvania Farm Show today, the first time since Dick Thornburgh was governor of the Commonwealth. And if you’re not from Pennsylvania, you’ll just have to Google it to see how long ago that was. I’m scared, because the last time, I went… well, you’ll just have to keep reading to find...

The land and people are what Jerry D. will miss…

Farmers knew he cared about the farm, the land and the animals.