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Week 19

There are only 3 good reasons to be late publishing a weekly blog. The first you’ve already realized a few weeks back, her name is Reign, and she’s almost 2 years old. The second and third are, launching a new website and having cattle break through the fence…twice in 2…

Week 18

As most people begrudge a three day stretch of cloudy, rain threatening skies, I was in pure heaven.  We had just seeded down all those acres and this rain was just what the farm doctor ordered.  Over the course of 3 days we measured around an inch and a half…

Week 17

“When the soil is gone, so is the nation. A nation can never outlive the usefulness of the soil.” Lloyd Noble We put more seed in the ground this week than any other week since I’ve been farming in the last 10 years. We had 2 no-till drills rolling,…

Week 16

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi And we’re off to the races…spring has sprung and all of those months of planning will jump from the paper into the planter’s seed box. I keep double…

Week 15

This is the paragraph where I complain about the weather… There, I feel better already. I was thinking back to the year 2001 over the weekend, when we (really my dad) first hatched this plan to raise and sell grass-fed beef.  I distinctly remember the family discussion on if we should call…

Week 14

“Don’t let the darkness eat you up” Jose Gonzalez Late last night I shared a wonderfully written blog post by Dan Belprez at Two Sparrows Farm in Michigan.  He essentially summed up the continued farm crisis and rural degradation and depopulation that this country is currently dealing with it. …

Week 13

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living on a small piece of land” Abe Lincoln I don’t remember where I was, where it came from, or what I was doing, but this quote by Abe has become a part of…

Week 12

“When the wind is blowing in the east, ’tis not fit for man nor beast” No words rang more true than when faced with this last weekend chores.  Rain, followed by ice, followed by snow…heavy, heavy snow.  The snow in places needed to be moved so I could feed the…

Week 11

Can you see the hint of green?  It’s in there, look closer. I’m hoping we are one warm rain away from it popping!  That being said, the 10 day forecast doesn’t look all that promising for a warm-up.  I’m predicting a late spring planting this year.  Regardless, we will start…

Week 10

I’m trying to remember if I say this every year but I am so sick of winter and these cold temps.  As you can see in my photo, the rain chains I have on my house agree with me.  A fun fact on rain chains.  They are a decorative chain…

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