According to the Weather.com app on my phone, it’s 102 degrees F on our farm and feels like 108 degrees F. That’s hot by anyone’s standards and when it comes after almost a week of 90-plus-degree days, the app should just state “oven-like conditions outside.” In addition to our Angus cow herd, we raise crops … Continue reading Summer Heat Makes Winter Feed
Approximately 60 percent of students on campus are athletes, which means quality food and proper nutrition is essential. Steak is a great component of a healthy, balanced diet providing 10 essential vitamins and minerals - Iron, Choline, Protein, Selenium, Vitamin B6 and B12, Zinc, Phosphorus, Niacin and Riboflavin.
Even as the technology, the markets and the crops we grow change, one thing will remain the same: The passion to work with the land, grow products to feed and power the world and raise a family on the same land as the generation before.
A recent KansasAgLand article by Amy Bickel showcases Evansville, a little known Kansas ghost town, but a ranch and family near and dear to our farm. For years, my husband has purchased cattle from the Merrill Ranch, which sits on the site of Evansville. I've been fortunate enough to make a few trips to the ranch … Continue reading Ghost Towns and Cow Tales
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.
My last blog entry was all about our wonderful mother cows and sometimes I look at them with empathy and sympathy - for any of your breastfeeding mothers out there you would cringe while watching a calf nurse. But I also see that their one and only goal is to keep their calves fed, safe … Continue reading Parenting
Cows allow us to grow our herd and continue our dream of handing this farm and way of life on to our children.
I ask a lot of questions - always have. It's what lead me to pursue a career in journalism since the most important trait of a good journalist is the ability to ask questions. When I started dating my husband, the questions only seemed to increase - there was so much to learn, so much to … Continue reading Cow Facts – For The Fun of It
Well, as it stands right now, I am a far cry from a real farm wife. I don't cook all that often, I don't do a lot of meal prep for the guys and I've been a little lazy on little things like making the bed, doing laundry in a timely fashion and keeping an organized house. But I'm aiming to change all of that.
For those farming only crops, the end is in sight. Most rushed to get the last fields cut before the season’s first snowfall. Those that didn’t make it have only days – maybe hours – left in the field before a slowdown for the holidays and winter chill. But farmers who raise crops and cattle … Continue reading A Little Down Time