Life on the farm is never dull. Especially on Joe’s family farm. A few years ago the in-laws took the whole family to Maine on a vacation. We created many memories to treasure! One was driving the ’94 Suburban. The beauty made it there just fine. They didn’t even have Continue Reading
I realized when looked back at pictures that my Little Farmer had been wearing the same clothes much of the week. There was also a day he was so busy working that he didn’t eat anything until lunch. Laundry and healthy eating may leave a bit to be desired, but Continue Reading
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