My ruminations are when, from time to time, I give vent to my preacher’s impulse to comment on all manner of things.

The Dean’s Iris

It is early June here in the north western Catskills, the Dean’s iris have come into full bloom. They form beautiful deep purple clumps by the gates and fringe the western edge of the pond. They assure us that spring is truly here and that summer is short to follow. They are true signs of [...]

Bed Straw

Bed Straw (Galium aparine) is a pernicious weed that has few immediate agricultural uses. Though it greens up early in the spring and therefore, from a distance, makes for an attractive looking field in its mature stage (which comes very quickly) it is not enjoyed by cattle. It is a real pain for farmers. It [...]

2017-09-25T12:45:15+00:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Ruminations|Tags: , , , |

New Bull Calves for Sale this Spring!

(See our page Cattle for Sale) FF Barbie's Dakota born on June 23, 2017 Sire: SugarP Rufus FF Chanel’s Dutch born June 3, 2017 Sire: SugarP Rufus Fairsing Autumn’s Duke born June 1, 2017 Sire: SugarP Rufus (SOLD) Fiona’s Danny Boy born May 10, 2017 Sire: SugarP Rufus For more information, please contact Mark @ [...]

2017-07-11T23:45:41+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Ruminations|

Musings on Manure

The other day I was shoveling manure. Not the kind of figurative shoveling of manure that most people shovel so much of the time. This was the real stuff - literal manure. It was the build up in a pen where I had kept calves for some time. In the winter it is typical to [...]

2017-01-18T20:09:23+00:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Ruminations|

Seeing Double

GABA stands for Gamma-Aminobutyric acid.  It is an inhibitory neurotransmitter.  It has been studied extensively in animals not least because clinical observations suggest that it may play a role in human disorders as well, though that has been difficult to demonstrate.  Until now that is. The December 17, 2015 issue of Current Biology reported the [...]

2017-01-18T20:09:23+00:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Ruminations|
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