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Road to the Valley of the Sun

January 24, 2020

Well, my column-writing vacation has ended. Gotta get back on the ol’ computer and start pumping out this weekly message even though I’m enjoying a two-month warm-weather “snowbirding” vacation in the Valley of the Sun...


Aggie limericks roll on

January 17, 2020

I’m on a roll with aggie limericks. So, let the good time’s keep rolling. • • • A fat arthritic farmer named Gant. Bought braces to hold up his pants. Told his friends with a...


Enjoy these limericks

January 3, 2020

It’s been a spell since I’ve had any aggie limericks in my column. And, since I happen to believe that the limerick is the most fun form of poetry, I’m gonna correct that oversight with...


Snowbirding

December 27, 2019

Well, HAPPY NEW YEAR! As you read this week’s column, ol’ Nevah and I most likely will be enroute for the warm weather in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona. While we’re arriving at...


Christmas humor

December 20, 2019

Well, hopefully, you’re still full of holiday cheer and ready to enjoy a bit of Christmas humor. Since Santa Claus is an animal husbandman, after all he keeps a sleigh’s worth of reindeer hale and...


Focusing in on life

December 13, 2019

I’ve spent most of this week trying to bring new light and clarity into my life. Nope, I’m not looking for a new vantage-point for my beliefs — what I’ve done is have cataract surgery...


A mountainous Thanksgiving

December 6, 2019

Well, the Yield clan spent an enjoyable Thanksgiving week vacation in the Colorado Rockies — all except a couple of family members who got stymied by the huge blowing blizzard that snarled traffic in eastern...


Zebra striped cattle

November 29, 2019

Scouring the internet for obscure news about agriculture sometimes yields some information that is borderline funny. That’s what I thought last week when I stumbled onto a story about “striped cattle.” Nope, it’s not about...


Livin’ on Easy Street

November 22, 2019

Ol’ Nevah and I have been in a 55-year-old “winter rut” and this year we’re making an effort to climb out of that rut. The “rut” has been spending all winter in the cold. We...


High loader not a good substitute for Highlander

November 15, 2019

A good neighbor of mine, ol’ C. Faren Wyde, a month or so ago had hip replacement surgery. The surgery wuz done in Manhattan, Kan. He wuz recovering well until one evening he, unfortunately, rose...


Got tricked, not treated, on Halloween Eve

November 7, 2019

Well, folks, last week wuz a really good week, except for the horse racing part of it. Horse racing, sadly wuz the low point of the week. The 2-year-old Thoroughbred colt that I have a...


Fly-in brings light planes and helicopters to town

November 1, 2019

We had an interesting event in our community last weekend. My lucky-to-be-alive airplane flying friend, ol’ Soren Landitt, and his boys, hosted a “Sweetwater Ranch Fly-In.” Several of their friends with light planes and two...


Border Collies and chickens

October 24, 2019

Among God’s critters who eagerly accept the opportunity to assist man in his/her rural endeavors, few fit the criteria better than a working dog — and few working dogs fit the criteria better than a...


When will the next shoe drop?

October 18, 2019

I don’t like to complain, but this summer and fall have been the seasons of our “mechanical discontent and unplanned expense.” Long ago I noted to you faithful readers that I’m not mechanically minded. I...


Fish elusive lately

October 11, 2019

Early this afternoon the temperature at Damphewmore Acres was in the high 60s. In the last hour, temps have dropped to 48. Tomorrow morning, the forecasted temperature is in the mid to low 30s. Brrrr!...


Close call

October 4, 2019

The geezers at our weekly Old Boars’ Breakfast Club are at an average age when health issues continue to rear their ugly head. Now, I’m not talking about your average run-of-the-mill aches and pains simply...


A man-made disaster

September 27, 2019

Our community’s Old Boars’ Breakfast Club at the old Toledo Township High School building in Saffordville has been put to the test of its resolve the past two weeks. Happenings have gone from bad to...


What side do you want?

September 20, 2019

Funny things happen at the drive-thru line at fast food franchises. This one happened to a good friend of ours, Dawn T. Cook, who stopped at a Kentucky Fried Chicken establishment in Emporia to purchase...


Road trip to Kentucky

September 13, 2019

Well, I’ve actually joined the group of Thoroughly Modern Grandparents. By that, I mean that last week ol’ Nevah and I traveled 1,300 miles all to watch our two youngest granddaughters play three soccer matches...


Blown away

September 6, 2019

In this day and age when astounding things happen seemingly daily, I often think to myself: “That blows me away.” Well, last Friday morning at 1 a.m. that little phony saying just about became a...