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The MAC app is here!

November 27, 2022

Morning Ag Clips Mobile is finally here! It’s a busy world, and we know our readers want to keep up with the news with the push of a button. So download the app, and tap the MAC icon on your phone for the latest agriculture information! And here’s a very special thank you to our co-stars! Thank you, EVERYONE! I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am,…

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Packer’s Anonymous

November 13, 2022

Dear Packer’s Anonymous, I am a wreck and I desperately need your help. I am a terrible trip packer. What is wrong with me? My mind becomes a swirl whenever I have a trip and I have to think about what to pack. It should be easy.  I mean, count out the number of days, an outfit a day, toiletries and an extra pair of underwear and socks.…

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Integrity Clause

October 23, 2022

The idea of an integrity clause. This past week, The Morning Ag Clips welcomed Kate Forrer as the newest member of our team.  Her role is filling the position of the Executive Director of the Vermont Woodlands Association for us. On behalf of the team and myself, we would like to extend a warm welcome to her.  She is a breath of fresh air, her arrival coming on…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

October 16, 2022

It’s so close we can taste it! The MAC App! It’s a heavy lift, and it has taken a lot of hands in and out of the pot–for this last push to get it done.  Getting a project across the finish line is hard for the entire team–regardless of whether or not they are working directly on it.  (You guys make the dream work!) It’s about picking up…

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Happy farm children

October 10, 2022

The groundwork for writing about this picture was laid on Saturday morning, even though this picture was taken Monday morning.  It must have been a foreshadowing. My parents came out for a visit this past weekend.  On Saturday morning, the kids and I (2 of them) were sitting in the kitchen talking over coffee with my parents when Jacob got a text. He had just been telling us…

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The cycle of life

October 3, 2022

It’s been a busy few days! It started with introducing Stephanie to the best donut in Rutland, Vermont.  We needed to be up there to support our friend and had a little time to burn up.  My brain went immediately to my stomach..and Jones’ Donuts.  If you like coconut, and frosting, on a donut, this is the one for you!  Don’t miss it if you are in the…

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Eastern States

September 28, 2022

For four short days every year, when I was a teenager, I became part of something bigger. It was bigger than me when I was 15.  It is bigger than me today, at 47. Eastern States Exposition.  New England’s premier agricultural fair. Every year, our state (New Hampshire), along with the five other New England states, sent a delegation of 4-H youth and their dairy cows down to…

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What’s your view?

September 18, 2022

I fly at 10,000 feet. Where do you fly? Do you like looking out over everything, soaring above the details? Or does your eye go to the weeds, staring every single one straight in the eye, like a crop duster? I like to see far, into the distance, flying high above the clouds. Diving close to the earth makes me nervous; it’s not a natural place for me.…

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The significance of a tree

September 7, 2022

The significance of a tree.  The big old pine has been with me my entire life.  It sits vigilantly by the old road, at the lake. The pine is not ancient in the way of trees. It’s a tall pine that managed to avoid the clutches of the hurricane back in 1938 when so many of the big pines got blown down and, as a result, still sit…

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A ticket to the fair

August 28, 2022

Showing the cows, showing the pigs, showing the chickens. It’s volunteering to scoop ice cream at the 4-H milkshake booth, presenting art projects, and baking cakes. Bringing flower arrangements, quilts, and photography. All of it is a reason to go.   A reason to be a part of something bigger.  The county fair. It’s hot, sweaty, wet, chilly, and usually topped off with a torrential downpour. Blue ribbons,…