Category: Country Lifestyle

A Whitman’s Sampler of Joy

Life is full of every emotion. Yet, for many, the recognition of joy is elusive. If you were to look up joy in the dictionary, it is defined as extreme happiness. Yet that ignores the root of the word happy based on circumstances. To find the meaning of joy, the Holy Scriptures need to be referenced. Joy is expressed without speaking. 

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The 1940s “Cure”

Until partway through the 20th century, the people of Ireland, not always having access to or being able to afford a doctor, took to addressing their infirmities themselves. As a result, many ailments required searching out “the cure.” Here are a few examples of old Irish folk remedies, some of which are still used today.

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The Inflection Point

There is no doubt that we are in interesting and conflicting times in agriculture. Unfortunately, many of us make matters worse than they should be since we do not modify our business’s thought process and approach. We fixate on crop prices and ignore the changes we can make to succeed at the current price point.

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