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Did you know there was such a thing as a mule whisperer? One Delta couple learned first-hand from Brad Cameron, who travels across the country with his mules, during a late-September workshop in Medina, Ohio. Cameron taught handlers safety tips, knot-tying and ways to get their livestock to work for

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms This Yorkism was totally an accident. It’s one of those four-letter words I’ve been desperately trying to avoid. But since I said it the other day, I figure I might as well put it out there for public debate. What could be

Time to clean up on here, fix some outdated links and generally start posting more again. And since I’m long overdue for a Yorkism, what about “redd up”? Redd up: To fix, clean, tidy, neaten, straighten, rearrange, spruce up, etc. At a recent supper at my church, where we use

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms Whatever you think you knew about the uses of “leave” and “let,” throw it away! One Yorkism that I haven’t been able to think of an explanation for is the reversal of “leave” and “let” in many sentences. Ex.: “Let that alone”

Next in an ongoing series on York County-isms Quick: Ex. “Do you want to run to the store quick?” or “Let the dog out quick before we go.” This is very similar to awhile, in the you drop it on the end of sentences to signify someone should get on

What about butter bread? And dippy eggs? And sock feet? These Yorkisms seem to stem from yet another chance to drop a word or a syllable. Not “feet with socks” or “bread with butter” for us. No, why not just reverse it and save? “Dippy eggs” would be slightly different,