OBEC Revised (Ag. Sci-Fi)

A lush stand of mature switchgrass. 12 or so years ago I was unaware that only a relatively few people “think in pictures.”  Further, I admittedly still know fairly little about the technical workings of viable cellulosic ethanol production.  It was circa 2006 that I penned a short story title Visions of OBEC.  As the years have since passed I learned that even though the vast majority of… Read More »

Occasional User Meat Equipment

Three separate acquaintances of mine recently decided to purchase electric tabletop meat grinders.  I have had my home meat processing setup for many years; so was not thinking about a need to offer direction to others that might be looking to begin processing  wholesale cases of pork or beef and/or wild game meat.  That’s right, home meat processing equipment can be… Read More »

Beef Cattle Color Discrimination

Long ago, human subgroups migrated then evolved isolated in various regions of planet Earth.  Some of the readily observable results of those prehistoric migrations are people of different skin colors, speaking different languages, having many different customs/societal norms, being of varying sizes and displaying characteristic subgroup facial features.  As trade and travel continued increasing over long periods of… Read More »

Early Cincinnati’s Lone Wolfer

Worldwide, Wolfer is an uncommon surname.  Interestingly, well over a thousand Cincinnati metropolitan area people can trace their ancestral lineage back to one Johannes Michael Wolfer who arrived alone in that particular river city in 1841 at the age of 23; after leaving  Eschbach, Germany.  Michael’s grave marker lists his birth year as 1820, but baptismal records recovered from Germany… Read More »