Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights

Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights – a fun trip to Rantoul was an amazing experience and education about the history of farming!

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans – this spring has nearly been a complete disaster, but there’s still some hope!

From Purple Butt to Up-Chuck

It’s been crazy around our farms lately to say the least!  Unfortunately, that has meant a bit of a hiatus on the blog and vlog front.  There is a ton to catch up on, but for now I’m starting with the next item in the “Chicken Saga”. Dad noticed a few days ago that a…

Corn Tunnels

Usually by this time of year driving around our area is like driving through “corn tunnels” – corn on either side of the road, sometimes only “knee high” but in good years it’s practically shoulder high by this point. There used to be the saying “knee high by the Fourth of July” and today’s corn…

For the Love of Pie!

I remember going to my grandma’s for the day, or even overnight, and she would have to find various ways to entertain me.  I couldn’t have been much older than 4-6 and I’d laugh at the way she cooled coffee on her saucer and drank it, begged for chocolate ice cream, made brownies and fudge…

It’s Official – I’m a Terrible Gardener!

I knew I wasn’t the best gardener, but I’d had some good luck with random things – sometimes too good of luck and would kick myself for planting so much.  But all these failures are sure frustrating!

About a Chicken Named “Purple Butt”

Chickens are NASTY creatures!  I never knew that they could be so vicious – and not towards me, but to each other.  May that be a lesson to us all! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees…

Farm Life Lessons: At The Mercy

I’ll never forget when someone told me they didn’t know how a farmer did it as they were completely at the mercy of the weather and the markets.  And it’s true. The last few weeks have been a bit stressful for farmers in our area – torrential rains and a winter that won’t let go…