A View from My Window
Byline: KENNETH IRWIN, Irwin Animal Feeds
THE dictionary defines the word 'Observation' as the act of taking notice, seeing and noting.
Thomas Hardy wrote:
"An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-be ruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.''
He obviously noticed more than the average person when he saw the little bird in the depth of winter.
One of the features that divide an excellent farmer from an ordinary one is skill in observation. A good stockman will see signs of sickness or restlessness in an animal and nip it in the bud long before others find it …
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Publication information: Article title: A View from My Window. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland). Publication date: July 20, 2002. Page number: 27. © 2006 Johnston Publishing Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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