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Raising pig…continued

We boys helped Dad notch the pig’s ears. He had a system, and I remember that the right ear notch marked which litter the pig came from. The left ear notches designated the pig’s number in that litter. Notching pig’s … Continue reading

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How much do milk cans weigh?

Those milk cans are 10 gallons. Water weighs a tad over 8 pounds a gallon, 8.35 pounds per gallon to be more exact. Because milk is mostly water, a gallon of milk weighs about the same as a gallon of … Continue reading

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Raising Pigs on the Oak Grove Farm

The Scheckels were considered diversified farmers because our income came from our wide variety of animals: milking cows, chickens, beef cattle, and hogs. Hogs were an important source of revenue for us. We raised over 150 hogs a year. My … Continue reading

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Why are manhole covers round?

The subject took on a life of its own when Microsoft began asking this question in job interviews. The inquiry was meant to test the prospective employee’s psychological make-up, poise, and ability to think on one’s feet, rather than elicit … Continue reading

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Softball at Oak Grove School ….continued

Willard Ray was the best teacher-player. He was a man, of course, and the only male teacher I had at Oak Grove Ridge School. He was fairly big and strong and could hit the ball a mile. Left field was … Continue reading

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Blood Sugar

Is it true that too much glucose in your blood is bad for you, and that glucose can increase aging? Glucose is a type of sugar that is in the blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrate foods and is the main … Continue reading

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Softball at Oak Grove School

Whoever laid out Oak Grove School did not have softball in mind. We had a terrible field. We thought it was fine at the time and just accepted what we had. The only level spot on the field was the … Continue reading

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