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Jens Mains
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Old Advertising
 Old advertising was always entertainment when on a road trip. The best were the Burma Shave signs. They came in a series of five or six little signs, five or six little blurbs that told a story.   On the drive to visit family in neighboring town there was ...

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Raising Pheasants
Spring projects are in the air. The Old Farmer's children were all active in 4-H. One spring project, in conjunction with the game department,  was raising pheasant chicks to replenish the fields for fall hunters.  Hunting was and still is a big part of far...

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Raising Pheasants
Spring projects are in the air. The Old Farmer's children were all active in 4-H. One spring project, in conjunction with the game department,  was raising pheasant chicks to replenish the fields for fall hunters.  Hunting was and still is a big part of far...

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Spring Time on the Farm
Spring is the time of new growth and new life. Springtime on the farm -
that usually looks like a new vegetable garden,  uncovering the perennial
flower gardens, and litters of puppies and kittens,  mostly kittens! 
With one ‘official’ house cat (an outd...

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The Land
Western New York was a wilderness by white man terms post revolutionary war. After the war families started moving west.  Which route west did they take? Would they take the Great Western Turnpike, which ran from Albany to Ithaca and Bath? Or was it the Hud...

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A Family Character
I remember Aunt Garnet... I was very young.  Aunt Garnet was known as a character. I wish I had been older and knew her better. One day an old MG Midget drove into the driveway and out climbs a older woman of good girth. And her adult mid aged son.  There w...

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Happy Easter Egg Hunting
  From the Old Farmer's Daughter

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Spring Is Just Around The Corner
Well, maybe spring is here and after last weeks post about planting by the signs it seems a good time to segue into how The Old Farmer planted his garden. The old garden had been plowed under in the fall. So come the spring it is plowed again to loosen up t...

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Planting by the Signs
I am welcoming a guest written blog today as I enjoyed it so much!   I can hear her shaky voice like it was yesterday,  “You need to get
your taters in the ground tomorrow, ’cause the signs is right’.” The last “ Granny Woman ”
of our family, my ‘Mamaw’ s...

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Planting by the Signs
  I can hear her shaky voice like it was yesterday,  “You need to get
your taters in the ground tomorrow, ’cause the signs is right’.” The last “ Granny Woman ”
of our family, my ‘Mamaw’ served  as a wealth of knowledge for most
everything we encountered...
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