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Farm and Family

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Ditch technology to enjoy holiday break more

     

    The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But it is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Celebrate Christmas in your hearts; in your yard

    Over the years, I have noticed more families buying living Christmas trees, and then planting the tree with its root ball attached in their yards.

    A great aspect about this activity is that the trees will be alive for years to come, so your family can always remember your tree and family togetherness.

    This is a great tradition but special care of your tree is needed.

    Here are some tips for ensuring successful live tree planting:

  • Calf scours a scourge to herds; take precautions

      Every year, I hear producers discuss calf scours in their herds, and every year those same producers will complain about growth rates of their calves and calf death. Scours is defined by neonatal calf diarrhea occurring within the first three weeks of a calf’s life.

  • Country ham opportunity for 4-Hers to show at state fair

      Young people can now register to participate in the Kentucky 4-H country ham project.

    Kentucky ranks second in the United States in country ham production, and some people consider country ham one of the standard symbols of the state.

    Kentucky 4-H began offering the country ham project in the 1990s with less than 40 participants the first year.

    Now, nearly 800 youth from 65 counties exhibit their hams at the annual contest at the Kentucky State Fair annual contest.

    The country ham project is open to all Kentucky youth ages 9 to 18.

  • Turkey: to stuff or not to stuff, Thanksgiving tips for a perfect bird

      It’s that time again. That once-a-year tradition and pressure to cook the perfect, moist turkey is here again.

     

    Cooking the turkey

    Here is some information that may help with those last minute turkey questions.

    Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the turkey.

  • Henry County 4-Hers show projects well at NALE