Of all the creatures that go bump in the night, most of which are not real, I can assure you that the Laundry Beast lives at our house and is alive and well. Our family of five generates a lot of dirty clothes to keep him fed. A lot of clothes. "Seriously? You just wore that... Continue Reading →
Labor of Love
Perhaps there's no better day than Labor Day to show how farming is a labor of love. While many are enjoying a three day weekend, farmers have not stopped doing their chores. There are still calves needing breakfast. Dairy cows expect to be milked and eat hay. And there might still be hay to bale.... Continue Reading →
If You Give A Dairy Farmer Some Ice Cream….
If you give a dairy farmer some ice cream... He'll probably think about milking cows. And if he thinks about milking cows then he'll probably think about feeding cows. If he thinks about feeding cows then he'll probably think about harvesting. Harvesting makes him think about tractors. When he's riding his tractor he might see... Continue Reading →
Carla Wardin: Dairy Farmer and Author
Today I have the privilege of interviewing dairy farmer and writer Carla Wardin. After previously publishing two non-fiction books, Every Other Twin Book is Wrong and Where the Filed Things Are, she has now released her first work of fiction, Sawyer In The Woods. A mom, farmer, and U.S. Farmers and Ranchers ambassador, and still has time... Continue Reading →
Average American Farmer?
I saw this infographic from Successful Farming and thought I'd see how I compare. I'm well under the average age. Our farm is much smaller, but we do raise corn and wheat for silage. I made it in the 28% group with my degree in Animal Science! Sports fan? That's probably a stretch for me,... Continue Reading →
Lost and Found Knife
Today I was very happy to find my lost pocket knife. I misplaced it yesterday and finally retraced my steps back to where I had left it. A farmer can never be without one, or as my extension agent once said, "A man should always carry a pen and a knife." Okay, I'm still working... Continue Reading →