On the Farm – Rick vs. the Groundhog


Rick vs. the Groundhog Groundhogs are plentiful in Pennsylvania.  We have Punxutawney Phil, the most famous one in the world a scant 80 miles away.  They are all over the place, and while not overtly…

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On the Farm – Buying the Farm


Buying the Farm The patron saint of would-be farmers is Oliver Wendall Douglas, Esq.  Any Green Acres fan knows that Oliver, a successful Manhattan lawyer, chucked it all to drag his wife to Hootersville and…

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On the Farm – Goats and Poison Ivy


Goats and Poison Ivy Goats have a knack of eating things that no other animal will eat.  What a goat loves more than life itself is the tender branches and leaves of a weeping willow…

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On the Farm – Goat Peyton Place


Goat Peyton Place Goats get a bad rep. The Bible has not one good thing to say about goats. If you’re a sheep, then Jesus is going to be there to shepherd you. But if…

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On the Farm – Safe Sex with Turkeys


Safe Sex with Turkeys Most people at work knew I had a farm. I had to turn down offers of an ostrich, a de-natured skunk, and a large snake. “Yeah, no thanks, we don’t keep…

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On the Farm – Nose-less Louie and the Pink Chick of Doom


Nose-less Louie and the Pink Chick of Doom When you have a farm, you are an obvious dumping ground for any ill-advised livestock purchase gone wrong. When I was a kid, they used to dye…

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