Author: Daily Digest

Daily Farmer October 19, 2013

Daily Farmer October 18, 2013 2013 Silage Harvest: Weeks 7 & 8 Recap We weren’t able to get but five days of harvesting in the last couple of weeks, but we made pretty good progress the days we were in the field. We… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 18, 2013

2013 Silage Harvest: Weeks 7 & 8 Recap We weren’t able to get but five days of harvesting in the last couple of weeks, but we made pretty good progress the days we were in the field. We finished chopping all of the forage sorghum across… Read More! The View From Here This seriously makes me happy. I don’t know if you can tell from my giggling or not. So I thought I’d say it out loud! Happy Trails!        Related Stories The… Read More! What We Learned: Sugar Beets as a Cover Crop Before the cattle are turned onto the Sugar Beets that we planted as a cover crop, I decided to let you know what we learned about this process. Sugar beets need warm open ground to… Read More! The Storm Atlas, A Poem I told my friend Cheyenne I was going to post this last week, but then we crashed a server (31k views later) and I didn’t get around to it until now. I think this sums up the pain of the rancher… Read More! Daily Farmer October 17, 2013 Because Community Matters This was the article I wrote for the West River Eagle this week: I stared […]

Daily Farmer October 17, 2013

Because Community Matters This was the article I wrote for the West River Eagle this week: I stared at a blank screen for quite some time this week, completely unsure what to write. There’s been a government shutdown. A… Read More! Unloading a Bale Stack Have you met a truck like this on the road? The giant round cylinders are bales of hay or straw that cattle will eat through the coming months of Winter. The driver of this truck pulled in to… Read More! Gumpy’s Last Run At the end of the 2012 Barrel Racing Season, I retired my horse, Gump. He isn’t old, at only 17, but he’s run a lot of miles in his life and his arthritis is pretty bad, despite my best efforts at… Read More! World Food Day – Connecting Agriculture 2013 What happens when farmers from around the world gather on Twitter? It becomes a trending topic – #AgriChatWorld did just that. As many noted, the world got a whole lot smaller this afternoon…. Read More! Daily Farmer October 16, 2013 Atlas Blizzard – The Aftermath The writer of this poem, may not ranch. But he’s certainly no stranger to the ranching community. His […]

Daily Farmer October 16, 2013

Atlas Blizzard – The Aftermath The writer of this poem, may not ranch. But he’s certainly no stranger to the ranching community. His wife is a photographer and they live about 80 miles west of us. He wrote this poem to explain to… Read More! Cattle Prefer Salad  The cattle think that Spring has arrived and Winter is over. They have been turned out to fresh green pastures.Nothing could be further from the truth. Little do they know what lies… Read More! They’re Just Animals – Beyond Food The extremes that we are seen with can be surprising. In the wake of tragedies such as the South Dakota ranches have had, comment sections can be callous, judgmental places. On one hand we’re… Read More! Daily Farmer October 15, 2013 Wide Open Spaces While the country here, doesn’t look like the country in Wyoming, I thought I’d share this video with you, taken by fellow blogger and rancher, Carol. This is her and the… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 15, 2013

Wide Open Spaces While the country here, doesn’t look like the country in Wyoming, I thought I’d share this video with you, taken by fellow blogger and rancher, Carol. This is her and the crew moving their cows off… Read More! Unexpected Traffic There has been another rain delay, we are hoping we miss the snow. That will be a recurring theme from now on as we work and wait to bring in the harvest. It is great to live in a… Read More! L8 This pretty hereford heifer spent 6 days in a snowdrift waiting on someone to rescue her! They ended up having to rope her to drag her out of it, and of course they had to wait until they could… Read More! Daily Farmer October 14, 2013 Breaking Up CRP We are breaking up some land that has been in the Conservation Reserve Program. Sometimes it is the landowner that decides not to reapply to the Conservation Reserve Program and… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 14, 2013

Breaking Up CRP We are breaking up some land that has been in the Conservation Reserve Program. Sometimes it is the landowner that decides not to reapply to the Conservation Reserve Program and so the CRP… Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 10/12/2013 It’s been another busy week all about harvest on the farm.  After a few hours of waxy corn harvest we started into popcorn and have been working on it all week long. River View So this is… Read More! Daily Farmer October 13, 2013 Like Father Like Son In case you need a refresher, Chachi is Dino’s daddy, which would mean that Louie and Dino are paternal half siblings. Happy Saturday!… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 13, 2013

Like Father Like Son In case you need a refresher, Chachi is Dino’s daddy, which would mean that Louie and Dino are paternal half siblings. Happy Saturday!        Related Stories My… Read More! Daily Farmer October 12, 2013 Daily Farmer October 11, 2013 The Life of a Ranch Cow Yesterday morning was one of the most beautiful mornings we’ve had all Fall. Granted, I was helping a neighbor ship his calves, (which is… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 12, 2013

Daily Farmer October 11, 2013 The Life of a Ranch Cow Yesterday morning was one of the most beautiful mornings we’ve had all Fall. Granted, I was helping a neighbor ship his calves, (which is always a fun day –… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 11, 2013

The Life of a Ranch Cow Yesterday morning was one of the most beautiful mornings we’ve had all Fall. Granted, I was helping a neighbor ship his calves, (which is always a fun day – shipping day is one of my favorite… Read More! Excuse me, are those Dalmatian cows? Growing up, I always looked forward to showing my family’s dairy cows during the “fair season” that ran from late summer through mid-autumn. Blue ribbons, clipping and grooming,… Read More! Soybean Harvest Continues It was only mid morning and there was real dust coming out of the combine as it traveled around the field. That is unusual in October, when the overnight dew is usually heavy. We were happy to start… Read More! Eat Move Sleep Live Earlier in the week I mentioned getting healthy. Little changes. Health issues. Most of us are not going to go out and run a marathon. We don’t have an interest in body building or obsessing… Read More! Daily Farmer October 10, 2013 Orange Cats  I have a few things in common with the old woman who lived in a shoe, although I have never lived in a shoe and I know quite a […]

Daily Farmer October 10, 2013

Orange Cats  I have a few things in common with the old woman who lived in a shoe, although I have never lived in a shoe and I know quite a lot about what to do with children. The old woman and I have… Read More! Heartbreak in the Heartland I’ve been watching the reports from South Dakota as much as those from the circus in DC. Like the Nashville floods and other disasters, people pretty much ignore the flyover states…. Read More! Wordless Wednesday Sunset Read More! Daily Farmer October 9, 2013 How Can You Help? The outpouring of support yesterday, for the ranchers in Western South Dakota, renewed my spirit in humanity. With over 8k page views on my post yesterday (up to 2k already today)… Read More!