Somebody shared a story about how they reacted to a tragic accident with me this morning at church. The accident was years ago, but it made an indelible mark on their life. There’s always a lot that we could do, but let’s focus on what we NEED to do. Accidents Continue Reading
We like mooers more than mowing so the whole Steak Maker thing just makes sense for our family!
The same week precious brought home a book from the local library with the words “Agricultural Pollution” on the cover I came across litter in the field. The trash was two empty plastic bags of lawn fertilizer. #Ironic…in so many ways. I haven’t seen many finger pointers win, that’s not Continue Reading
So many decisions about where to put the pens in an existing barn with walls, a roof and concrete. “Thank goodness the house was already built when Joe and I met.” The thought did cross my mind a couple times as our family worked together to make a spiffier place Continue Reading
Last weekend we made a big pen for the two Holstein calves that the Little Farmer got for 4-H projects when they were a few days old. He’s bottle fed them in individual pens, and now that they’ve grown we put them together. After a self taught crash course in Continue Reading
I’m glad somebody can keep us Plowing Through Life 🙂 Making and moving piles of calf manure and raking and hauling grass clippings in his wagon are his favorite self-chosen hobbies. I so desperately want to coach him to be WAY more efficient, but I also love that he’s elected Continue Reading
We’d much rather the kid learn to handle electricity than mow the backyard ourselves!
I got a baby and a 4-Her in the same winter. I know how the baby showed up, but I’m clueless about how the little farmer got to third grade already? He bottle fed two Holstein calves that are two months old. We are working on training them to walk Continue Reading
Lately I’ve been really excited about finding more farmers to share pictures and stories about life on the farm on the internet. Yet I live on a farm, have pictures and haven’t done a great job at sharing myself. Let’s see how long this lasts 🙂 We kicked off our Continue Reading
I’m often asked questions about farm size. People want to know are large farms or small farms better? We have a second grader in the house. While I certainly understand that some education standards require comparing and contrasting to learn to recognize differences, comparisons also make me uncomfortable. So, we’ve Continue Reading