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May our Hearts be filled with Thanksgiving!

Tucked away at the end of Colossians 3:15 one will find these three final words: “Be ye thankful.”
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A Major Question for Gardeners and Farmers

Soils are built up and made better by grass, clover and other cover crops They add valuable organic matter, mobilize nutrients and their roots help create good soil structure. A major question for gardeners and farmers is “How do we change what’s growing on our soil, and get it prepared for the next crop?”
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Dear Uncle Sam:

Please consider bailing me out! I’ve been reading where you bailed out a women by the name of Fannie Mae and a man by the name Freddie Mae. I hear they wasted the first money you gave them, and now that you’ve bailed them out, they are using the bail out money to go on recreational excursions. If this is true, they both need firing.
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Dear Uncle Sam:

Please consider bailing me out! I’ve been reading where you bailed out a women by the name of Fannie Mae and a man by the name Freddie Mae. I hear they wasted the first money you gave them, and now that you’ve bailed them out, they are using the bail out money to go on recreational excursions. If this is true, they both need firing.
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Food Festival

On Saturday, Nov. 1, the farm hosted a good food festival. I simply invited “foodies” over to give workshops on food. A “foodie” is someone pleasantly obsessed with good food. They like to prepare it, share it, and enjoy it themselves. All good chefs are foodies, and the recent upsurge of interest in organic and local foods indicates an increase in people’s awareness of the value of good food.
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Honoring America’s Veterans Today

The American poet and philosopher George Santayana, gave us this quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
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Gardening Comes To A Close

The threat of the first hard freeze kept the boys as busy as bees a few days before All Hallow’s eve. A few frosts had fallen, tinging the tender annuals with a bit of black. But small lettuces might need protection, a field of pumpkins were ready to roll and the great pepper patch was soon to be history.
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Mealy-Mouthed Preachers

The world loves mealy-mouthed preachers. They’ve been around from time immeasurable, uttering their soft-spoken platitudes for which earth’s insincere crave. Some in the age of Isaiah demanded, “Smooth things”. Their exact words were, “Prophesy (or preach) not unto us right thing, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits (Isaiah 30:10). Though that was spoken eons ago, the same attitude is well and alive today. Don’t tell us right things (the truth), speak smooth things. Munchers, living off the fat of the land, in their case, congregations, invade pulpits like a swarm of honeybees, prostituting their talents for a mess of pottage.
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The Way Things Used To Be

Dad had a table at the end of our driveway where we offered vegetables for sale. A shoebox collected the money that folks would leave when they got their corn, beans, or whatever. It was the honor system. When questioned about people taking without paying, Dad just shrugged his shoulders and said they probably needed it more than anyone else anyway. All were our neighbors, and the farm had community support.
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Recovering The America We Once Knew

In all probability, to ponder the possibility of restoring America to Her once glory is engaging in wishful thinking.
The people of today’s United States are much like the people of Jeremiah’s time: “Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, we will not walk therein,” (Jeremiah 6:16). “We will not walk therein.” That was the problem in that day, and is still the problem today. Man is rebellious, and insists at all costs in having his way.
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Farm Festival

So many people, so much help, and a whole lot of fun went into creating a pleasant atmosphere for our fall farm festival. The weather responded well, too, and the maples in the yard changed hues all weekend. We asked “How can we make land and training easily available, and the work fun and profitable, to encourage youth in agriculture?” We had many visitors all weekend long.
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First Grade Students Attend Gay Wedding

It was not just another field trip. It was out of the ordinary – a field trip composed of first grade students who were attending their first wedding of a gay couple in San Francisco. Two women were married, and as they left the building where they were married, the children were throwing rice on them. According to their teacher, this was supposed to be a learning experience, subjecting them to an alternate lifestyle. Education is now being employed to change our culture into a paganistic society – one in which all lifestyles are to be accepted.
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Sweet Potato Patch

The rain came. I breath a deep sigh of relief, as do the little lettuces. Much of the fall garden hasn’t seen a drop since it was planted, but now you can hear the greens growing. We were hoping to get sweet potatoes dug before the rain and with a little help form our friends, we did.
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The Unmasking Of Error

Error is not always easily recognized. It is often deceptive. Couple this with the fact that a large segment of American people are so prejudice that they could care less when they are being deceived, and the result is a major catastrophe in the making.
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Fall Harvesting

Round and round we go in a full fall daze, trying to get everything done before the earlier night falls. It takes many circles to wrap up the haying, rolling over bumpy fields with the mower, rake, baler and finally the truck. The cows are secure of their winter feed, lined up like giant tootsie rolls in side the fence.
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Unmasking The Koran

I’m keenly aware of the fact that many of our citizens wear blinders when it comes to analyzing both the political positions of the liberals and the violent nature of some religionists.
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Farm Dependancy

Our farm is dependent on the whole world, and probably the universe as well. Starlight and moonshine may contribute something. We share air and water worldwide, and quite a bit of dust flies around, too. I use Japanese vehicles and Arabian oil. My ancestory can be quickly traced back to European peasantry, and our livestock breeds lived on European farms, too.
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Apathy Gone To Seed

It is hard to arouse an apathetic public to danger. A lack of strong feeling or interest saturates our society. Truth doesn’t matter for too many people, like the proverbial ostrich; bury their heads in the sand of apathy, caring less what happens to their children and grandchildren.
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Changing Crops With Changing Seasons

As the weather changes, so does the garden. Our first crops of green beans, cucumbers and summer squash have produced and faded, to be bushhogged back into the earth. Later plantings of these crops are just now coming in.
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Radical Muslim Sympathizers

Are some Americans ignorantly sympathizing with radical Muslims? It sure seems that way. If my readers want to meet a full-grown liberal, then read Sue Caldwell’s letter to the Macon Chronicle’s editor, which appeared in last week’s issue. Her attempt to paint Muslim religion as peace-loving is ludicrous. It is my opinion that she is suffering from the ostrich syndrome on else she is highly prejudice. There is a vast difference between the liberal philosophy she has bought into and the actual truth.
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