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April should be declared as “National Scattered Clothing Month,” in southcentral Pennsylvania, where April’s temperatures swing from freezing to sweat-inducing hints-of-July heat, our fashion statements currently swing wildly from knitted ski-type caps and snuggly gloves to considerably lighter, beach-type garb.

This year’s excessively wet spring has surely given everyone — even non-farmers — too many examples of muck. You don’t need manure to make a mucky mess; just plain mud can also do a great job of creating a semi-liquid slimy, oozy mire.

On a recent Saturday morning when Dennis was faced with the unusual situation of having to work on a weekend at his day job, instead of taking care of tasks around the farm, guess who got drafted to go make a pickup at the feed mill?

I took a small step recently that did no one any good. Let me preface this story by saying that I have never been accused of being a morning person. You will find me much more alert at 1 a.m. than at 8 a.m.