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Do You Enjoy Cooking? by Kathy Smith

Published May. 19, 2015

Do you enjoy cooking? Some of us would immediately say, “Yes!” However, if you’ve served the leftover roast three different nights, can’t stand the thought of another egg dish, and have no idea fortonight’s supper, you might say, “No way!”  Cooking is so personal. It depends on many different factors---you and your family’s likes and dislikes in food, what you have available(like a garden or meat ...

Mahoning County Farm Bureau Scholarships

Published Apr. 23, 2015

Each applicant must be preparing for a career in agriculture or agricultural related fields.  The applicant or his/her parent or guardian must be a Mahoning County Farm Bureau member. Applicant or parent/guardian must also be a resident of Mahoning County or a student at a Mahoning County school.  This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors or students studying agricultural rel...

I Wonder If You Get Common Sense From Playing In A Creek, by Kathy Smith

Published Apr. 16, 2015

Kids today have a totally different view of “playing” than we adults have. Most of them are so smart it’s almost scary and yet they seem to lack common sense and responsibility. Their idea of playing is watching a movie on the i-Pod or smart phone and playing mine-craft onthe X-box. Only their fingers get any exercise.  When my Mom was growing up in the 1930s, she lived on a small farm here in Ash...

Workers' Compensation Safety Meeting March 31, 2015

Published Mar. 18, 2015

OSHA update, CPR Training & More! Date:  March 31, 2015 Location:  St. Mary's Hall, 103 1/2 N. Maple St. (St. Rt. 45) Orwell, OH  Time:  6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Reservations required:  440-437-8700 or [email protected] One very important aspect of reducing Workers' Compensation premiums is to reduce the number of claim/accidents within this group-rating program.  This can be accomplished by e...

Do You Think It's Possible That Spring Will Actually Arrive? by Kathy Smith

Published Mar. 16, 2015

Do you think it’s possible that spring will actually arrive this year?  Did it get frozen along with all of us during our record setting cold February?   Spring 2015 is probably the most anticipated spring ever--- not only here in northeastern Ohio but all across our country. From the poor people around Boston with their 100 plus inches of snow and collapsing roofs to the citizens of our southern ...

It's Cabin Fever, by Kathy Smith

Published Feb. 19, 2015

There’s a terrible disease going around right now. No, it’s not the cough, colds or flu that everyone seems to have. No, it’s worse---it’s cabin fever!  This dreaded sickness shows up about this time every year in northeastern Ohio and exhibits symptoms such as boredom, grouchiness, restlessness and mainly the feeling that spring can’t get here soon enough. Is anyone in your household suffering fr...

Mahoning County Membership Check-in Feb. 3

Published Jan. 27, 2015

Where: Broad Street Diner, 464 South Broad St. Canfield, Ohio 44406 Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Our 2015 Membership Campaign continues as we move closer to our goal of signing “47” new members, active or associate, by March 16! Stop in Feb. 3, drop off your memberships and pick up more supplies. Please click on the link for information about the check-in on Feb. 3....

What to do about CAUV

Published Jan. 27, 2015

To learn more about the CAUV program, check out this resource from Ohio Farm Bureau.  ...

Small Farm

Published Jan. 27, 2015

My husband calls them “winter sports.” But if the images of gliding down a picturesque slope on skis or cross-country skiing with every twig and tree branch covered in snow; or beautiful, graceful iceskaters doing long glides and jumps or even the brutal clash of ice hockey sticks comes to mind, you would be thinking of “normal wintersports” not Ashtabula County style, small farm “winter sports.” ...

The 12 Days of Christmas

Published Dec. 23, 2014

Most of you are probably in a panic because Christmas is only a day or so away. There are never enough hours in the day at this time of year.  Listening to Christmas music is one of my favorite ways to try to calm down.   Recently I heard the wonderful English carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and it occurred to me that our farm and the song have several things in common. The first line is “On ...

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