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balancing growth and character

balancing growth and character

Having just returned from settling a daughter into a new apartment in Madison, Wisconsin, I was unsurprised to learn that the city tops Kiplinger’s ranking of best places for young adults.  With a metro area population of 568,593 and unemployment just under 5%, Madison offers a respite from the national economy’s chill winds, if not … Continue reading

The unexpected harvest

The unexpected harvest

On the family farm in central Missouri which I help to manage, we have 433 acres of woods.  For twenty years, we’ve ignored them, beyond cutting a few cords of firewood and some Christmas trees.  As an old forester told me when he came on the property recently, “Trees don’t bawl like cows do when … Continue reading