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Thursday, March 18.2010 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS lC Focus on Agriculture Charlie Smies has had a herd of buffalo for more than 25 years on his farm west of Republic. Smies said buffalo are easier to keep than cattle. &apos;You don t need much of a fence to keep them, and they don't need help calving," Smies said. Thanks to American .i_ iV } I}', : " "<i g,},' [ GROW Corn is planted and grown in fields across America HARVEST Fu y matured corn s narveaea and sent to Loudon Tenn. 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Whether drilling in conventionally prepared seedbeds rolling terrain, or the toughest no-till conditions, you can count on one thing, the seed being consistently placed in the bottom of the trench where it will have best chance of getting your crop off to a perfect start. Celebrate National Ag Week Superior Implement East Highway 8 Superior, Neb. 402-879-4723 Geneva Implement North Highway 81 Geneva, Neb Phone 402-759-3173 Hebron Implement 215 North 13th Hebron, Neb. Phone 402-768-6047 Charlie Smies and wife, Judy, cook on a wood-burning stove in their 140-year old home. The Smies have dated their home back to before the Indian raids of 71867. An eclectic mix of old and new, the home produces electricity and hot water via solar panels. Smies family hosts buffalo tours There's much to see in - and around the Stoics home west of Republic, Kan. The Stoics, Charlie, wi fe, Jud. and Judy's" son. Jason, live in the country with bu flalo and wildflowers, in a home built before the,Illdial] laids of 1867. Charlie and Judy believe the limestone honle was buill sometime between | 862 and 1867 Charlie has raised buffalo for 25 } ears at the farln passed down thl'oUg h his famil} for generations. Recenlly, Charlie sent hair from his herd Io he tested for DNA. Sn/ies said when Teddy Rposevell came to the west, he slarled a 13ullaI(} herd in South Dakota, the only herd without bovine allCCSti') When IIo herd grow too largo. R()osevel/gave sorne of/he butf ale to various Iribes of Lakota Sioux. Sm its knows that sonic o1 hi,q herd are lineage lrotll the Sioux herds, and would like to separate those with bovine lineage [o regain a purebred herd of.buffalo. The Stoics have one other link to trhc Roosevelt's-- their very own Eleanor. "The WPA created jobs by building outhouses m rural areas in the 30s." Stoics said. "and they became known LI5 gleanor "" Tile privies are becoming more and n]oro rare. Stoics said he'd even ITeard of a movelnenl begun to "save the Eleanors. r The Stoles' home is an eclectic tntx of the old and the new. al "'gl'een'" before it was trend} They cook on a wood-burlfillg stove in the kitchen. A pipe from the stove blows through a fan to their new balhrot)m, warining the room m the Wlnlerlilll0. Hot water panels heat water for the home as well as the apart ment Charlie built over the garage I'ol-Jud2y "s son. Jastm. Six solar panels on one of the barns cuts line fatnily's electricity expenses 1i/ half The Stoics family gives wildflower and btiffalo tours, a,s well , artifacts tours. Charlie drives friend, ai/d Iour- ISIS tO old villaec sites on Iis lll'nl. where they regtilarly find bits of pot- t0ry and flint. Charlie plans to put a barbed wire collccl ion ill one of/he barns for people Io see. "My grandfatllci was an avid collccloi. I've counted il()le than 900 dil'ferent lypes of barbed wire in his collection " Charlic said. Sonic of line collection hangs in the Stoics suinmer kitchen a rooin on the north side of the home dedicated to hosting many people durine the SUmlner for meals. In 2008, the Stoics farm hosted inure than 20 students lronl Kansas University who came to be part of an archaeological dig nc;,ir the Pawnee Indian Museum. "'There were/ClllS all the way around the house." Judy said. "We lnust have led 20 to 30 people a night. The Sin los eitjoy the company, and have even considered broadening their tours to include a bed and bleakfasl at the farln, I \\;I own truck or seed wagon - right on the way [o the fickt. TruBulk means no bags to handle and no compromises oI seed quality. We're certified to ensure the same high standards as bagged NK Brand soybean seed. One-stop convelllelld2 saves )ou valuable planting rune. ROll& S28-B4 Late group I1 -Great for high PH & iron chlorosis Soils -Works well in all tillage systems -Great companion with $30-D4 Call your Aarora Cooperative agronomy today! The Smies farm, west of Republic, has a bit of depression-era history. Americans dubbed these privies"Eleanors" because the outhouses were built as part of a work program begun by the Roosevelt administration. Outhouses were constructed as a way of putting Americans to work. but served another purpose. The concrete flooring helped prevent hookworm and the placement of erivies helped to prevent contamination of groundwater. On Farm Electrical Repairs Dryers - Augers - Motors-  @: ) Fans - Bearing Replacement Bargen Electric Kent Bargen, Owner Superior, Neb. 402.879.5507 We letter trucks Superior Publishing Co. 148 E. 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