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No Regrets

No Regrets

The Book of Ecclesiastes tells us that in the Lord’s plan, everything has a season. A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what was planted. As farmers and ranchers, we live by those sacred words. The things of this world pass away, but the goodness of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and a Samaritan’s heart goes on for eternity. 

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Who Are You Now?

Who Are You Now?

Trials in life are as numerous as people reading this. No one’s destruction of their “normal” is more or less shattering than another’s. A shipwreck custom-made for you is life’s way of knocking us down. The metaphorical ship of life can capsize, hit a rock, sink, or get lost in a storm.

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The 1940s “Cure”

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

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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Calling all Cars

Calling all Cars

With necessity being the mother of invention, sometimes other things ride in on her apron strings. This was the case a few years back at the Bohacz Farm when we got the TV working again. You may think it is 1945 instead of 2022, and the Rural Electrification Commission finally pulled some wire to us.

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When it’s Time for Change

When it’s Time for Change

Most but not all in agriculture are too good with engine oil changes, hurting nothing other than the pocketbook. Yet, they tend to neglect other critical fluid changes, including hydraulic lubricants. Fluids break down from the heat, absorb moisture, and introduce dirt into even a sealed system. They all need servicing on all your road vehicles – and every piece of equipment you have.

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When Superman Drives a Chevy

When Superman Drives a Chevy

Farming can be a balancing act, especially regarding managing cash flow. Once in a while, sacrifices have to be made. Sometimes that’s attempting your own vet work or maybe putting off updating equipment for summer. For my father, one winter many years ago, that meant not putting any money into the old Chevy pickup he drove.

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