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
Conveniences in food purchasing and preparation are leading to continued decline in connection to agriculture We Americans want it all. We want the big paychecks and the 40-hour work week. We want well behaved kids but don’t want to tell them no. We want big houses but little upkeep. And we want the trendiest, healthiest … Continue reading Distance Distorts Understanding
I am on a group messenger feed with about a dozen other mothers that live in the nearby town. A few – like me – work during the day, but most are stay-at-home moms. The messages are usually invites to join someone at the park or reminders of story time or another kid-friendly activity taking … Continue reading The Loneliness of Farm Life
Most wheat harvests take about a week. It's a long, intense week that starts mid-morning and runs well past sundown for five to six days in a row, but it doesn't stop, take breaks or run on for weeks at a time. But #WheatHarvest16 has been a very different type of harvest. This year the combines … Continue reading #WheatHarvest16: What Is a Bushel?
Former Kansas State University football standout and current Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was recently profiled by Sports Illustrated. The reoccurring theme of the profile was Nelson's farm upbringing. And Nelson admits, without the hard work and dedication he learned from the cattle and crops, he would not have made it to where … Continue reading Farm Raised
We welcomed a few friends to the farm this week. Two-year-old Reed and his mother wanted to see cows so we showed off some of the mother cows and baby calves we still have at home. It's always fun to have friends out to the farm but more importantly, each visit provides an opportunity for … Continue reading Farm Visit
Buying organic has become the trendy, hip way to shop and select fruits, vegetables and milk. But I have found many friends and family members have bought into the hype of organic without first understanding what they are purchasing and what the label really means. Just the other day, my sister told me she purchased … Continue reading Packaging Can Lie
Yes, I know. This time of year is supposed to be spent in reflection and looking back at the year that was. That's all well and good but I have never been a terribly nostalgic person, preferring instead to look ahead at the future and all it's possibilities. So with Christmas wrapped and 2014 right … Continue reading Top 10 for 2014
Snow brings much-needed moisture to the farm but it also brings more work for my hubby farmer and his father. Clearing roads, delivering food to the cows and breaking frozen water troughs. There are no snow days for farmers! But my hubby took time to help baby Evan experience his first snowfall. I let him … Continue reading Snow Fun