Editorials

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Waste is a byproduct of all human activity. No matter what activity in which we engage, we create waste. In Tennessee, the most commonly used solutions for managing waste include incineration or burying waste in a landfill. Reducing the amount of waste we generate makes sense from many different perspectives. It reduces the expense the …

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We All Need A Tree

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in …

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Thank A Farmer

As a small scale farmer, there are many days that you work much harder than you actually realize the profit from. Some people want laying age birds but complain about the prices small farmers set for the birds that they’ve hatched and raised. So, let’s do a breakdown of the cost it takes to raise …

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Time

Time is just the most precious thing. The older you get, I guess the more you realize this. Maybe il’s not even an age thing. Maybe it’s a maturity thing, but none of us really knows for sure exactly how much of it we’re going to be given, and so when you truly grow, you …

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When God Created Mothers

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.” And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts… …

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The Heart

The heart has been the subject of many poems, songs, novels, research studies, the center of marriages and other romantic relationships, and much more, since the beginning of time. It has profoundly influenced countless decisions made by all people throughout the ages. The heart is often difficult to understand, and yet it is at the …

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