Last night I was in the greenhouse holding Kenton. It was dark and there was a light rain pattering on the plastic.I started thinking about all of the things that this little man will learn from growing up on a farm that he will never learn at school. He may only be seven months old,… Continue reading Lessons he’ll never learn in school
Every morning when I get to work, I look up and print out a motivational quote for the day. This is probably a terrible use of office resources, but it gives me a good jumping off point for the day and every time I look at it during the day it reminds me to refocus.… Continue reading This Post is Marginally On Topic
So we have been raising poultry for a while now on our farm. We are pretty good at raising broilers. We know when to switch from starter to grower feed, how to watch for pasty butt, how to help them adjust to fluctuating weather conditions and temperatures, and a myriad of other little details you… Continue reading A Turkey-licious Adventure
There is so much to be thankful for this year, I could write a novel about it! So instead I decided to let the pictures do the talking for me. I picked out some of my favorite pictures from my most thankful moments on the farm this year to share with you! Enjoy!
I hate taking my livestock to the butcher. I’m not sure there is any farmer that looks forward to the moment they have their animals that they have worked so hard to raise and spent so much time on loaded up ready to go to the butcher. This week we took our turkeys to the… Continue reading The Part I Hate.
My fellow Americans, We have done a great disservice to the pork industry (and the meat industry in general). You see, farmers listen to consumers, and adapt their production methods accordingly- just as any good company listens to its customers. A number of years ago a study was published regarding the effects of dietary fat… Continue reading A Pork Public Service Announcement
Okay. I slacked a little. I didn't get Tessa's amazing salad recipe posted like I said I would yesterday. BUT I am posting it now. Will you forgive me? I promise to make it up to you somehow. Maybe some pictures of the cattle on Instagram later? I hope that will work. Also, during our… Continue reading Harvest Salad
Wow! Yesterday was such a whirlwind! I had the opportunity to present yesterday with my dear friend, Tessa, as our alter ego, 2 Farm Girls at a Women’s Event called Straight from the Heart, presented by Farm Bureau. It is such a fantastic event, filled with great food, phenomenal speakers and lots of fun! The… Continue reading SQUASH SOUP!!
The other day was one of those days where you really learn the value of a good farming community! The day started out pretty normal. I was working, but was Jonathan's day off and he had our 7 week old son with him. We had a hog that was supposed to be dropped off at… Continue reading Farming Friends
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but as I was scrolling through pictures on the computer from the last couple weeks the other day I saw one that really struck me. It isn't a particularly great picture. It is of me ear tagging our new miniature Hereford/Mini Zebu calf, Hermione. In the picture… Continue reading What the 1000 words miss