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Birth Date: August 20th want to hear me roar?!! Favorite Artists: Dwight Yoakum, Steve Earle, Toby Best Concert: Neal McCoy Greatest Showman ever!!!! The only artist that has ever had me standing through the entire show, even his Christmas show! Hobbies: Golf, Texas Hold “Em and Eatin’ Cheeseburgers What Froggy fans would be surprised to know about me: Grew up a farm boy, actually rode a horse to go count the cattle every day.  By the way it was uphill both ways! If I had one wish: What really happened at the JFK assination?
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How To Calculate Snow Load on Your Roof and Safely Remove It

You don't have to live in Central or Upstate New York for long to know snow can come quickly and in feet not inches.  If you haven't experience it yourself, you probably know someone who has, roofs collapsing form the weight of all that snow and even ice buildup. Mary Wrege from Cornell Cooperative Extension has some tips on calculating how much weight there is and how to safely remove it.

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What Christmas Treat Can You Just Not Resist?

I pretty proud that I've managed to drop some pounds even when it's the holiday season of eating.  About a week before Thanksgiving started I began a diet plan that has helped me shed about 30 or 35 pounds.  I made it past the stuffing, pies and rolls; but one thing fought its way past my guard.  Okay, maybe it was two.

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Agenda For Oneida County’s 2017 Crop Congress

As we roll into the holiday run of Christmas and New Years, it's easy to lose track of time. The next thing you know it'll be January 2 and the annual Oneida Crop Congress will be on top us. Cornell Cooperative Extension has released this year's agenda along with the reminder to preregister. 

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Gift Ideas for the Gardener on Your List

Everyone has someone on their Christmas list that is nearly impossible to get a good gift. For me it was always my Grandfather.  Then a cousin showed me the way, my Grandfather loved to garden.  Now here come the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension with great gift tips for the gardener.

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Frankfort Woman Has Lifetime Experience 1st Day Deer Hunting

You've heard of beginner's luck when it comes to poker and maybe even fishing, but how about when it comes to deer hunting.  Alicia Whiteman of Frankfort had never hunted but for some reason decided to give it a try this year.  Her story would make even an experienced hunter green with envy.

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Here’s How to Keep Your Real Christmas Tree Fresh

For the first time in recent memory we didn't cut our own Christmas Tree.  We did purchase a real tree from a local greenhouse, though.  The Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension say if you don't have time to cut your own, getting it from a LOCAL grower is key to keeping it fresh.  Here's some more of their tips.

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