just before going to this morning's CAO hearing at the grange i noticed a raccoon in the trap by the chicken coop. at the hearing i thought about what to do with that raccoon while watching the 4 county employees and their stacks of CAO paperwork. i was impressed by the intro presentation by the county. Janice Biletnikoff (hope i got that right) was eloquent, knowledgeable and well prepared. their formula for calculating setbacks was not the number crunching nightmare i anticipated. but even Dr. Adamus seemed to concede that the system is limited by it's exclusive reliance on nitrates data collected in different parts of the country "...because there is no other data out there..."
i raised hogs last year because i lucked out and scored 4 tons of organic granola. a friend's gluten free food company had to dispose of the cereal because it turned out to be contaminated with some chunks of plastic from a broken piece of equipment at the manufacturer. fortunately i had the means by which to unload and store half ton bags of granola...a mini excavator and a barn. i'm back in the hog business!