My apologies for the brief hiatus of posts. Our wedding and honeymoon were a dream come true and now J and I have dived full force into our lives together. He officially started work as a mixed animal veterinarian the week after we got back from Aruba. So far, I think he has had some… Continue reading The Midnight Call
There’s some foul language in this one, but he makes an EXCELLENT argument about labeling of biotech crops! Very worth the read!
I don’t think I’ve ever written about GMO labeling. I’ve always thought it was pretty clear why anyone opposes it. Today someone asked me why a company would work so hard against regulations like this, and I answered as best I could at the time, but class was beckoning and my response was more of a survey than any kind of in depth commentary.
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I have always been a sucker for the underdog. For my sixth birthday all I wanted was a white kitten to name Snowflake. When my mom FINALLY took me to the shelter to pick out my kitten I walked straight past the beautiful white kittens to this tiny pathetic little striped kitten in the back.… Continue reading My Weak Spot for the Underdog
Happy National Agriculture Day! Since I've recently told you about what agriculture means to us and why we are a part of it, I thought I would tell you a story instead. This is a story of my goofy little dog on our farm this weekend. Sweet little Mayberry, as I have referenced before, is… Continue reading National Agriculture Day and A Story About My Dog
Jonathan and I were both exposed to agriculture as kids. Some of the people we looked up to the most demonstrated to us a passion for farming, and we both picked up on that. For me it was my grandfather, Grandpa Bob. He was an amazing man and the king of BS. As a kid… Continue reading Why We’re Doing This
We are incredibly blessed that not only did Jonathan's father inherit the family farm, but that Seth is willing to let us use the farm for some of our hairbrained schemes. Not only is he willing to let us use it, but he enthusiastically gets on board with some of our more sane plots. This… Continue reading What are we doing?
Here are some excellent tips for Ag chat opportunities!
If you’re a farmer on Twitter, chances are you’ve come across #farm365, the agricultural advocacy concept that was hijacked by radical vegans, with sadly predictable results. After the first week, I was inspired to share a short list of “tips” that I hoped would guide conversations in positive directions. It generated a lot of supportive feedback at the time, and over a month later, I still the image popping up here and there. Some people have argued that there is value in “engaging radicals” in order to inform the silent observers – I would agree to a point, but this is where knowing when to “pull the plug” is essential – it’s far too easy to get sucked into a downward spiral of negative messages.
A few folks suggested that the tips applied to social media in general, so I’ve “photoshopped” the original image – it fits in nicely with…
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In May of this year I will become an Angel. How do I know this you ask? Well, I know because this May I will be marrying a man with the last name of Angel. Together with his parents, Seth and Debbie we will be staring on a family adventure in agriculture. My name is… Continue reading Who we are.