Posts from "January, 2013"

Guard Dog puppy needed

I usually don’t make this a classified ad column, but one of our farmer/writers in Manitoba needs a new guard dog puppy for their sheep flock. The breed they had is Akbash/Maremma, which to be honest is a breed I have never heard of. What happened to  the good old Sheep Dog? Akbash/Maremma is a

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One big dealer

A couple of weeks ago Canada’s largest farm equipment retail chain, Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc., announced it had undergone yet another expansion and acquired two Manitoba ag equipment stores. These businesses had been operating under the name Murray’s Farm Supplies and are reported to have had revenues of about $15 million annually. The deal is

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News headlines are head shakers to me

Two news items this week causing me to “glaze over” are the resumption of the NHL season this coming weekend, and the Idle No More protest being staged by some of Canada’s first nations people. I know. I will probably go to hell for being critical of our national treasures, but I can’t help it.

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Feed your animals, and/or call for help

Here is one of these reminders that bugs the hell out of me because apparently it is still needed from time to time, but here goes —  “livestock owners, feed your damn animals!” And here is a second reminder, which is just as frustrating because it is still needed sometimes, but here goes — “farmers

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Making a clean start to 2013

“A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind.” You’ve no-doubt seen those words printed on a coffee cup in someone’s office. It’s meant, of course, to mock the overachiever down the hall with the tidy workspace and allow us to feel better about on own disorganization. On the farm, the workshop is a

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