Life in General

What would you give up for free food?

Few of us understand the freedoms we have here in the United States. Until they're taken away.

Election season is about over, and I’m glad

I like to see the candidates speak their mind and tell us where they've stand. But at this point in the game, I've heard about enough.

A wedding on the farm


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Some readers may have missed the name change or the news that I got married. I can’t believe it will be four weeks tomorrow. Anyway, here is the news if you missed it. I married Kurt Seachrist, Sept. 29, on my family’s farm. Well, not only did we get married there, but we also held...

My fall drive through Pennsylvania was something new and beautiful

Staycations have their appeal — for a while — but sometimes you just have to get away.

It’s Fall: Pumpkin patches and covered bridges

Will talks pumpkin patches and covered bridges.

I’ll do almost anything once…

Kristy Foster had the opportunity to ride a hot air balloon over this year's Farm Science Review.

It feels like a new season, with new hope

A break in the heat and more rainfall makes for good outdoor opportunity.

More conversations on shale may be necessary

Kristy Foster discusses drilling, fracking and the shale gas industry.

Climate change discussion not weathering away any time soon

Workshop draws scientists and reporters from across the Midwest to discuss realities of climate change.

Saying goodbye to my best hunting friend

Sickened with major cancer, euthanasia was the only good choice.

The story behind the old Minnie

What stories are behind the tractors on your farm or in your family?

For gardeners’ and farmers’ sake … bring on the rain!

If your crops are showing signs of drought, the next couple days could give you something to dance about.