My farmer hubs proposed to me almost one year to the day after our first date. Whether he would admit it or not, I knew we would get married about six months in. I spent the next six months waiting for him to pop the question. After we were engaged my farmer explained that he … Continue reading The Seasons of Farming
Keeping our cows and calves safe and healthy in the cold and snow It's snowing AGAIN here at Sawyer Land & Cattle in Central Kansas. It's been years since we've dealt with this much snow in one winter, but Mother Nature has decided that we need to live like Canadians (no insult to those north … Continue reading The Winter That Won’t End
An inside look at mother cows and their calves - and another reminder that mothers rock!
It's Valentine's Day so while it is not the only day to express my love for my Farmer, it's a good day to remind others why it's great to have a Farmer for a valentine. I'll admit, being married to a farmer is never easy, but there are so many great parts of being a … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Love a Farmer
Author's Note: I must preface this article by emphasizing that this is in no way an endorsement of Donald Trump in his bid for the presidency. It is, however, a study of his ability to attract and ignite new voters. In July 2015, Trump declared his candidacy for president of the United States while at the same … Continue reading Taking a Note From the Trump Campaign
When Derek and I were newly married, I accompanied him to the sale barn. He was selling some cow-calf pairs and then a lone calf that has lost its mother. I hated to see the calf sold so I made a deal with Derek that if it didn't bring more than $200, I was going … Continue reading Generations of Good Genes
Antibiotic use in animals has again made headlines as another national restaurant chain announces plans to move to serving only antibiotic-free animal products. The change was the result of pressure from outside lobbyist organizations with a mission to discontinue the use of all antibiotics in animals. What’s disappointing is the restaurant chain’s lack of attention … Continue reading The Only Option is to Help
When did it become acceptable for adults to name call and belittle people with opposing views? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I follow politics and sports. But I never realized the level of hatred, immaturity and loathsome behavior some people are willing to stoop to over a simple disagreement in dietary choices.
In the past few days, Costco and McDonalds have both announced a change to antibiotic free meats in their stores and restaurants. It all sounds good to consumers and has - as both companies had hoped - generated ample headlines and media buzz. Spokespersons for both companies noted that they would no longer be selling … Continue reading Antibiotics Explained
These calves are not feeling so well. Given their young age, only a few days of sickness can lead to death. We pay close attention to all our animals and when a calf is showing signs of illness- like lowered ears (bottom picture) or scours (diarrhea in calves, top picture) - we give them a … Continue reading Antibiotics In Our Animals