Normally, I try to stick to farm related content on here, but perhaps today I will branch out a bit. 2016 has been a rough year for me and my family. As it comes to a close, I have told a few folks how much I cannot wait for 2016 to be over and to… Continue reading What 2016 Took.
Yesterday was an exciting day for us. Over the past few months we have been planning, planting, advertising, gathering supplies and plotting. Yesterday, some of our hard work paid off and we had our first pick-up day for our CSA! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. The idea is that people pay for weekly shares… Continue reading CSA Day!
I am a female farmer and I am strong. I can carry hay bales and turn wrenches. I can hammer, saw and shovel for hours. I can lug a calf across the sale barn. I can carry a 50lb feed bag to the barn and never even flinch. I am a female farmer and I… Continue reading I am a Female Farmer
If you had to guess how many farmers between the age of 18 and 35 lived in Ohio what number would you say? 200? 400? Last weekend over 700 young farmers (and that definitely isn't all of them!) came together and in Columbus for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Young Agricultural Professionals "Taking Root" Leadership… Continue reading A Bunch of Young Farmers.
The last 6 days have been a whirlwind on our farm. Unfortunately, we did not get the ending that we had hoped for. This is not going to be a happy post, but it will be an honest one. Last Wednesday as I was getting out of the shower J called me and told me… Continue reading An Unhappy Story and 3 Lessons
The other day I was out taking pictures of our (presently in need of repair) greenhouse and J said something about waiting until it was fixed to take pictures of it. I thought about it for a second and I decided that I wanted to post the pictures of the dilapidated greenhouse; just like I… Continue reading The Truth About Being a Beginning Farmer
As I have begun to sell more eggs I decided that it would be a good idea to include an insert with each dozen I sell. Doing this allows me to tell a little piece of the story of agriculture with each carton of eggs that I sell. Because we are blessed to have several… Continue reading Egg Carton Inserts
This weekend was extremely exciting for Angel Family Farms. After months of preparation, a hefty chunk of change and a LOT of help from some amazing people, our first cattle arrived on the farm! We bought two registered Herefords. One is a 4 year old cow (a female bovine that has already had a calf)named… Continue reading Who would do that to that poor cow!?
I was never going to have chickens. I knew everything I needed to know about them. They were disgusting and they smelled SO bad. Cattle, hogs, horses and goats were all okay. Chickens were an absolute never. Well, okay maybe a couple meat chickens, once. Just to say I did. But no more. Poor little… Continue reading A Lesson from Chickens
Summer has finally made its way to the valley and things are looking good! We have had huge amounts of rain lately which has been really hard on some of the crops in the area. Soybeans are drowned, corn has lost lots of nitrogen, wheat has sprouted and hay is in all states of disrepair!… Continue reading Summer is here!