Dairy Promotion

Friday was a really great day as I was honored as being the Tennessee dairy promoter of the year by the TN ADA at the June Dairy Month kickoff. That’s my friend and current TN ADA President, Celeste Blackburn, with me and the awesome cow print I was presented. It was exciting to be there... Continue Reading →

A Couple Pieces and Chicks

I’ve had a good time as of late writing some fun pieces for Growing America. I’ve written here about my knife, and now expounded upon the necessity Farm Knives. A few weeks ago we had a terrible Stinky Situation involving the most likely critter you can think about. Speaking of critters, You Dirty Rat tells... Continue Reading →

Frozen and Flurries

I woke up too early this morning to the sound of ice tipping on the heat pump’s fan. Our forecast called for a mix of snow and rain with temperatures barely above freezing. While I lay there debating whether or not it was worth it to get out of the cozy bed and switch over... Continue Reading →

AT&T Fixed Wireless Two Year Review

My two-month review has been one of my most popular posts so I thought it might be of use to give another update now that a longer time period has passed. I’ll start with the bad and get it out of the way. Around last October we began having intermittent internet outages. These were random... Continue Reading →

Chasing Rainbows

The news of the last week has been grim and dealing with how our new normal is with social distancing and uncertainty is draining. The most depressing part for us has been the hoarding and the bare shelves at the grocery store. Life on the farm goes on. We fall into the category of "we've... Continue Reading →

#SaladFreeSaturday

This week my area paper did a story on sustainability in the city. They said several things the city has done to improve efficiency such as the change to LED lights. They encouraged efficiencies for constituents to participate in like better cars, fewer trips, and HVAC systems. Eventually, it came to the part about how... Continue Reading →

Stop Shaming, Vegans

Farhad Manjoo would like us all to not mock vegans, but his reasoning from the start fails. Writing in the New York Times, his main point is that vegans are better than us. They care more. For the animals. For the environment. They're nicer than us omnivores, too. He's wrong on all counts.  Let's begin... Continue Reading →

Spill The Sweet Tea

Earlier this summer my daughter's friend took a trip up North. The friend texted my daughter that she was appalled to find that not only was there no sweet tea to be found but that no one even knew what it was. Trying to be good parents, we used this as an opportunity to explain... Continue Reading →

Helping America Grow

While it may seem like I have not been writing much lately, I've actually been contributing quite a bit over at Growing America. Every Monday through Thursday they have a news or topical feature of farm interest and the latest agricultural headlines for your state. Friday's are special because the feature is a video interview... Continue Reading →

Plant Alchemy

And then I told the corn, "You can grow up to be anything you want to be." I'll let you in on a little secret. I told those plants a lie. That corn is still going to grow up to be corn. No matter how hard it tries. It's going to grow, be picked, shucked,... Continue Reading →

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