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The history of John Deere is one that has been told many times, and it is one of the earliest farm equipment manufacturers still in business today.

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I tend to get a little sentimental at times. Sentimentality is not an altogether bad trait, but it sometimes gets in the way of practicality and things like wise business choices. No doubt, sentimentality has cost me more than a few dollars over the years.

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We never know what the markets or weather will be, but we know they will change from what they are today. Life on the farm is similarly subject to changes, but we like to think we’re in a bit more control with it than our influence over the markets or weather.

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This year, when my husband began spouting off the old Farmers Almanac adage of “knee-high by the Fourth of July” to describe our corn crop, this history buff had to do some research. A Google search of that phrase brought up a couple of thousand links.

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When I quit my town job to stay home and work on the ranch, one of the things I looked forward to was not having to get dressed up. Then I remembered wardrobe planning out here on the ranch is way more complicated.

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Think of a time when you walked in someone else’s shoes. And I don’t mean when you forgot your muck boots helping a neighbor sort cows. I’m talking full-on “I’ve been where you’ve been” type of a thing.

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