The Year in a Word. If I had to choose one word for this year it would be “RESILIENCE”. … More The Year in a Word
Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights – a fun trip to Rantoul was an amazing experience and education about the history of farming! … More Antique Farming for Sorghum Insights
Best Laid Plans – this spring has nearly been a complete disaster, but there’s still some hope! … More Best Laid Plans
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 … More Corn Tunnels
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 … More For the Love of Pie!
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!
How our farm dog Australian Shepherd, Melby, is reacting – and helping! – with the chickens! … More Melby the Chicken Wrangler
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 … More About a Chicken Named “Purple Butt”
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 … More Farm Life Lessons: At The Mercy
I’ll admit it – it took me 23 years to break down and learn to drive a tractor. I had many excuses – was too big and dangerous, fear of the clutch, too many buttons, I was going to hit something, why don’t the breaks work better … But I became desperate one year and … More Tractor Versus Horsey Farm Girl