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ers were able to strap large metal-tipped ploughs to the “beasts of burden” to turn the soil and create rows in which seeds could be sewed. Harrows, which were dragged across the soil and pushed the dirt back over the seeds that had been planted, were the other essential tool of the early farmer.

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There are four main types of farms: crop, hay, livestock and mixed. • Crop – this type of farm is for growing crops only. Many include a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains. • Hay – this type of farm is for growing grass and legumes only. These crops are usually grown, harvested and sold to livestock owners, although it is sometimes exported for sale overseas. • Livestock – this type of farm is for raising and caring for animals such as cattle, chickens and pigs. Often livestock farms involve breeding operations to maintain the herd, while sales are frequent as well to make sure not to overload the farm with animals. • Mixed – this type of farming involved two or more types of farming located on one farm. The most common pairing is livestock and crop or hay production and usually consists of cattle and grain as their main focus.

Farming generally had two times of the year in which the land produced crops. The spring brought crops including barley, oats, peas and beans. The fall brought crops to include wheat and rye. Using crop rotation, something still in use in farming today, farmers were able to plant different crops on the same field during different years. Doing so allowed the soil to retain certain nutrients that were needed for one crop while using other nutrients needed to support another.

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THE HISTORY OF FARMING

Naturally, these early farmers didn’t have access to tractors and often didn’t even own a single ox to help perform the work that would have taken several strong men to complete. Oxen were often shared among farmers within a village in order to get through the plowing, seeding and harvesting times.

The livelihood of roughly 90 percent of the early settler population was agricultural. While most farms were small and intended strictly for the use of the family that owned and worked it, some farmers realized the potential profit in exporting their agricultural products. To speed up production, farmers began

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Compliments of a huge increase in European population in the mid-1700s, farmers in America were able to make a great living by exporting their farming products, like wheat and barley. In fact, by 1770, a bushel of wheat cost as much as twice what it had cost in 1720. About the same time, flaxseed also became popular, as did corn and both products were exported for international use overseas. Cotton was also increasing in popularity, especially in the region from North Carolina arcing through to Texas, where the climate was ideal for cotton-growing. Recognizing the importance of this crop and seeking to simplify its harvesting, Eli Whitney developed a machine called the cotton gin, which separated seeds, hulls and other unwanted materials from the cotton after it had been picked. He obtained a patent for his invention on March 14, 1794 and by the 1800s, in part thanks to Whitney’s machine, cotton had become a main crop in the southern states and the use of slaves to harvest the cotton had become commonplace.

Since the early settlers in the U.S.A. had emigrated from Europe, the crops they used were the same as those used across the Atlantic, with one main difference. The settlers learned about corn and how to grow it from the natives they encountered when they took over the land.

Farming in Europe in the Middle Ages was back-breaking work, as it still can be today. Most farmers did not own the land they worked. Instead, they worked the land for the person who owned it, acting as serfs. The land owner, in turn, provided protection and the opportunity for the farmer to use a portion of the land to farm for his family’s needs.

thinking more innovatively. Tools such as the sickle and scythe were effective but really only served one purpose: to cut hay, wheat and barley during harvest time. But in the 1750s, tools like the cradle scythe, a wooden tool with fingers that arranged the stalks of grain which essentially tripled the amount of work a single farmer could do in one day, became popular and helped farmers work their fields more quickly and effectively.

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THE HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862

Since settlers had first set foot on this continent, disputes of property boundaries and claims to plots of land had been an issue. Figuring out how the federal government would distribute these pieces of land was also a major concern. The Land Ordinance of 1785 standardized the size of the plots the government owned into six-mile square territories called townships. These townships were then divided into 36 one-square mile (or 640 acre) sections. Selling this land at $1 per acre for each 640-acre plot was thought to be a great source of revenue for the government. After years of rewrites, revisions and flat out vetoes by the government, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act of 1862 on May 20 of that year. The law basically said that any U.S. citizen could file an application and lay claim to 160 acres of government land. Over the course of the next five years, the homesteaders had to live on and improve the plot of land by building a 12-by-14 dwelling (the actual units of measurement were no specified and created confusion and conflict) and growing crops. Having done so, the homesteader could then file for the deed of title to the land by submitting the appropriate paperwork. Unbeknownst to the people of that time, this particular act served to spread farming across the continent like a virus spreads across the Internet. The Railroad Act followed six months later and by May of 1869, a transcontinental railroad was built. The promise of land and freedom lured many immigrants and other adventurous and ambitious people to the west to claim their piece of the U.S.

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By and large, family farms, albeit a loose term, are the most prolific type of farm in the country today. Residential or “lifestyle” farms, described as small farm whose operators report a major occupation other than farming, account for over 36 percent of the total farms in the country. Less than one percent of the U.S. population actually claims farming as their occupation.

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he first and most provable difference between you and everyone else on the planet is that no one is constructed like you. Your body is different from anyone who has ever lived or will ever live – different on the inside and out. A whole new science called biometrics is dedicated to the physical differences within each human body. Biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics, such as fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns, and hand measurements for authentication purposes. Biometrics scientists have proven that no one’s face looks like yours – even if someone tells you, “My brother-inlaw looks exactly like you,” he really doesn’t. He may look “like” you, but he doesn’t look “exactly like” you. He can’t because there are so many subtle differences in skin, hair, nose, eyes, and mouth that are definable and measurable. The rest of your body reveals even more differences. Your height, weight, hands, feet, bellybutton (use your imagination for the rest of the differences) all vary in some degree from all others. You are made of precisely the same material as everyone else, and even though you may closely resemble another person, you are constructed in

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nbelievable, but true: until September 1, 2008 there was no implied warranty of habitability of rental properties in the State of Colorado. If the landlord did not expressly give such a warranty, once a tenant took possession of his rental unit he was at the tender mercies of his landlord to keep the unit “habitable”. In Colorado “slumlords” could truly be “slumlords”. After several shocking exposes by the media (including local media in Colorado Springs, both print and television) the legislature finally took action. In Colorado in every rental agreement – written or oral- the landlord is DEEMED to warrant that the residential premises are fit for human habitation (and will remain so throughout the term of the lease). What does this mean? It means the following: There are no water leaks through the exterior walls, roofs, windows and doors; The plumbing and gas are properly installed and in good working order; There is running water, including “reasonable” amounts of hot water at all times, connected to a properly working sewage disposal system; There are functioning heating – not air conditioning! - facilities, properly installed and in good working order; There is electrical lighting, properly installed and in good working order; Common areas (inside and out) are reasonably clean, sanitary, and free from accumulations of trash, debris, etc., as well as from infestations of rodents or vermin; Appropriate exterminations are performed in response to any infestations; There are an “adequate” number of “appropriate” exterior trash receptacles, in good repair; The floors, stairways, and railings are in good repair; There are locks on all exterior doors, and locks or security devices on all windows

All applicable building, housing and health codes are complied with.

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If any one or more of the above is not true, AND that deficiency materially and substantially limits the tenant’s use of the rental premises, the rental premises are UNFIT for human habitation.

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However, the landlord is not automatically liable for any damages simply because of a lack of habitability. The landlord first must be given written notice of the condition, after which he is allowed to fix the problem. It is only if the landlord does not fix the problem within a “reasonable” time after that notice that he may be liable for breaching the implied warranty of habitability. The landlord may also have the tenant move from an uninhabitable unit to another habitable one instead of fixing the problem, so long as he does so at this own expense. And, finally, the landlord can elect to terminate the lease and permit the tenant to move out, instead of fixing the problem.

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If the problem was caused by misconduct of the tenant himself, a member of his household, a guest or invitee of his, or a person under the tenant’s direction or control, the landlord is not liable for a breach of that implied warranty (unless the problem occurred as a result of domestic violence or abuse). It is important to know that neither the landlord nor the tenant can waive or modify the implied warranty of habitability in any way, although many leases purport to do exactly that. Such attempts are deemed void as contrary to public policy. Finally, tenants should be aware that Colorado DOES NOT PERMIT RENT STRIKES. The tenant still must continue to pay rent when and as due, unless and until a court orders otherwise. He can seek damages from the landlord in a lawsuit. I have seen many transplants from large cities on the coasts make the mistake of withholding rent, and then being evicted for doing so. Not a good plan. This article is intended for general informational purposes only; consult your legal advisor regarding the facts of your particular situation. For additional information contact, Lisa Welch Stevens, Attorney at Law P.C. Representing Colorado Businesses and Business Owners

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look at your annual plan notice when it comes in the mail. Call Medicare if you have questions (1-800-633-4227) or compare plans on the Medicare.gov website.

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edicare’s annual open enrollment period begins in a month: Circle Oct. 15 on your calendar. This is one year you’ll want to start your research early. The plans might not be the same this time. From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, you can enroll in or change your Medicare Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan, if you currently have Parts A and/or B. You’ll also have an opportunity to change to Medicare Advantage with or without drug coverage, or back to the original Medicare. If you currently have Part D and Medicare Advantage and don’t make any changes during the enrollment period, your plan will stay the same. Beware if you have Medicare Advantage, and check carefully: Costs (premiums and co-payments) and levels of coverage might change as plans work to meet all the new healthcare law requirements. Take a close

If you turn age 65 and become eligible for Medicare at a time other than the enrollment period, you have seven months to get signed up: three months before your birthday month, your birthday month, and three months after your birthday month. If you don’t sign up within that time, you could incur penalties that will last the rest of your life. Suggestion: Call Medicare six months before you’re going to need it. Ask lots of questions, especially if you’re still working. Be ready to sign up at the right time.

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With over 45 years of healthcare management experience, Amada will provide you with peace of mind in any given situation. Whether it’s post surgical recovery, disability, or illness, our Personal Care Coordinators and professional staff are here for you around the clock to meet your home care needs.

To enroll or ask questions, call Social Security (they handle the signups) at 1-800-772-1213. Beware: If you want to read about Medicare on the Internet, be sure you go to Medicare.gov -- the .gov is for “government.”

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CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFT FAIR Historic Palmer Lake Town Hall in Palmer Lake, CO October 5 & 6, 2013 Sat 9 - 5pm, Sun 10 - 4 This Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair event, sponsored by the Palmer Lake Art Group, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. You will find a wide variety of original items created by area artists available for purchase: from pottery, jewelry, basketry, fiber art, paintings, photography, fabric items, handcrafted soaps and toiletries, decorative wall art, jams, delightful chocolates and much more. Proceeds are used to fund art scholarships for District 38 area students. Admission is free. Information is also available at www.palmerlakeartgroup.com

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• On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot twice by a deranged anarchist. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys and lodged in his back. When he was operated on, doctors failed to find the bullet, and gangrene soon spread throughout his body. • On Sept. 15, 1935, German Jews are stripped of their citizenship, reducing them to mere “subjectsâ€? of the state. German Jews were excluded from a host of high-profile vocations, from public office to journalism, radio, theater, film and teaching -- even farming. Jews found it difficult to buy food, as stores would not admit Jewish customers. • On Sept. 9, 1942, in the first and only air attack on the U.S. mainland in the war, a Japanese floatplane drops incendiary bombs on Oregon’s Mount Emily, setting fire to a state forest. The president immediately called for a news blackout for the sake of morale.

• On Sept. 12, 1951, former middleweight champion Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Randy Turpin to win back the belt at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Robinson, a New York City native, had lost the belt to Turpin two months prior in Turpin’s native London. • On Sept. 10, 1977, at Baumetes Prison in Marseille, France, Hamida Djandoubi, a Tunisian immigrant convicted of murder, becomes the last person executed by guillotine. In 1981, France abandoned the guillotine forever. • On Sept. 13, 1989, Hurricane Hugo approaches the Leeward Islands. Over the next 12 days, the category 4 storm would kill 75 people from the island of Guadeloupe to South Carolina. The environmental toll in the Carolinas was severe, and one national forest lost about 70 percent of its trees. • On Sept. 11, 1991, a Continental Express commuter plane crashes near Houston as it prepares to land, killing 14 people. Short of workers, an inspector had been drafted to assist the afternoon maintenance crew. The inspector worked on putting the screws on the plane’s horizontal stabilizer, but did not finish the job.

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ATTACK OF THE SUN! By Nick Yanez

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ou ever catch a glare? It could be off of anything. Sometimes, when I switch Cd’s in my car, I just lay the previous one down on my passenger seat. Sure enough, the next turn I take, I’m blinded by a great light bouncing off the back of the CD. I turn it over. Same problem. Then I take the time to put it back in its case and nicely store it away where it belongs. But there is no escape from the blinding sun on Earth. It’s bouncing off of cups, glasses, mirrors, street signs, windows, and other cars. It’s as if the sun has just discovered these weapons against mankind. It is using them more than ever in an effort to make our lives inconvenient.

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Luckily, it’s all just harmless. Until it’s not. Kind of like that phrase – it’s all fun and game until someone gets hurt. I have an out-of-this-world (or country) story that will blow your socks off (or just surprise you). Recently in London, a man suffered a consequence of the sun not seen since people were caught looking directly into it: remember when we, as cruel kids, would burn ants with a microscope? Well, we are now the ant. The microscope? A giant building in England. Recently, an owner of a very nice Jaguar XJ, Martin Lindsay, parked his car near a construction site for a new skyscraper in London. When he returned to his vehicle he found damage had been done. The vehicle had suffered warped panels. Worst of all, these mutations were beyond repair.

The skyscraper under construction, known to locals as the “Walkie Talkie” because of its unique shape and features, was to blame. Light shining off the windows of the new building was directly reflecting towards Mr. Lindsay’s pricey ride. After sitting for long enough, the heat melted the frame of the vehicle. This would be the worst parking space ever to stand in while saving a spot for a friend who’s driving around the block. Thankfully, the building is taking full responsibility. They’ve agreed to pay for the damage of the car or replace it. After finding out that damage to a van had previously gone unreported, city officials have taken measures to prevent any future incidences. They’ve now closed down three parking spaces during the day to prevent future sun-victims. The building and city are going on a campaign to local business owners and citizens to let them know the problem is temporary. They say it can be solved in a couple of weeks. Pretty eye-opening either way. Especially when you consider that a similar incident happened in Las Vegas a couple of a years ago when a woman’s hair got scorched from sunlight reflecting off of the glass sided Vdara Hotel. I didn’t know these things could even happen!? Personally, when seeking a space to rest my vehicle, I try to find shaded areas. Usually they can be located near a tree or side of a building, depending on the time of day. I’ll surely continue this tradition with the knowledge I now have. The irrational fear of sun reflections melting your cars is no longer lunacy. It’s reality. Happy parking this week, folks. Feel free to send Nick an email anytime about his weekly column, or any leads you have for underreported stories he could write about, to NickSnipsMail@Gmail. com

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2. Baseball great Hank Aaron never had a Triple Crown season, but he led the N.L. in each of the three categories at least twice. Which one did he lead in the most? 3. Which team stopped the University of Wisconsin’s 21-game home winning streak in football in 2012? 4. Since the Chicago Bulls won the last of their six titles in 1998, which conference has won more NBA championships -- Eastern or Western? 5. When was the last time before 2013 that the Ottawa Senators won an NHL playoff series? 6. Who was the last gymnast before Gabby Douglas in 2012 to be named The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year? 7. In 2013, Inbee Park became the second female golfer to win the first three majors of the LPGA season. Who was the other?

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1. Is the book of Hezekiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Where does the Bible say, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism”? John 3:16, Ephesians 4:5, Romans 11:12, Daniel 7:9 3. From Exodus 17, the Lord will have war with whom from generation to generation? Hesbolah, Eliezer, Amalek, Pilate 4. Abigail, Michal and Ahinoam were all wives of whom? Solomon, Peter, Obadiah, David 5. Of these, which isn’t a biblical nationality? Perizzites, Hittites, Canaanites, Pegamites 6. Who committed mankind’s first murder? Seth, Cain, Lamech, Abel

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1. ABBA, in 1974. The song was written for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and netted ABBA a win after their third-place finish the year before in another contest. 2. The Dave Clark Five. The song also made it into the 1987 Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket.” 3. “Dirty Dancing,” in 1987. The song was originally co-written by actor Patrick Swayze for “Grandview, U.S.A.” in 1984. 4. The Walker Brothers, in 1966, besting Frankie Valli, who’d released the song the year before. The Walker Brothers were three unrelated artists who all adopted the last name. 5. “Angel of the Morning,” released in 1968 by Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts. The song had been offered to singer Connie Francis (of “Stupid Cupid, stop picking on me” fame), but she turned “Angel” down because it was too risque.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be in line for that job change you applied for. But be advised that you could be called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of other applicants. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are valuable. Don’t keep

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation in your life needs more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) With more stability in your life -- on both personal and professional levels -- this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) People have always relied on your integrity not only to get the job done, but to get it done right. So don’t be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) While others might get rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial period. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21)

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• Food trucks are rapidly gaining popularity all over the country, both at fairs and at stand-alone food-truck bazaars. You might be surprised to learn that the origin of the food truck goes all the way back to 1872. At that time, in Providence, R.I., all the restaurants closed at 8 every night, leaving factory workers who got off late without a place to eat. At the time, a man named Walter Scott (obviously not Sir Walter Scott) was working as a pushcart peddler, selling odds and ends out of a glorified wheelbarrow. Like a true American entrepreneur, Scott saw a need and moved to fill it. He put a small stove in a horse-drawn wagon and began roaming the streets late at night, selling sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs and coffee. His success spurred imitators, and soon the city was teeming with the “afterhours lunchwagons.” *** Thought for the Day: “I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.” -- Umberto Eco (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

A changing environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken some meaningful memories. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your self-assurance rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Reaching out to someone who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral support. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace. The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a knack for finding details that others would overlook. You would make a fine research scientist. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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