Author: Jillian

Harvesting Peanuts

Today, I had the opportunity to capture video on my phone of Jared harvesting his uncle’s peanuts. Hope you enjoy! If you have any questions, wise cracks or complaints let me know! Until then, keep it between the rows! Jillian … Continue reading

Alabama Ag Facts

Taking a page from one of my favorite ranch blogs, I wanted to take a minute and fill you in on a few Alabama ag facts. First, let me say that I grew up in Florida ”spittin’ distance” from Alabama and Georgia. … Continue reading

Plowing Up Peanuts

The boys are plowing up peanuts in preparation for harvest later this week.  Uncle Gene’s peanuts are the first ones to be ready on the farm this year. Plowing up peanuts is a fairly simple concept. The peanut plow, normally known as a “shaker,” … Continue reading

How to Boil Peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a favorite late summer snack for our family. When I was little my grandparents use to boil a stockpot full every week in order to supply the never-ending after school hunger of all of their ravenous grandchildren. Here’s a … Continue reading

Illegal Immigration in Alabama: Unintended Consequences?

What is something that touches every part of agriculture in the U.S.?  It is involved with the production and care of livestock and poultry. It is aids in the preparation, planting, care and harvest of fresh produce. It helps refine textile … Continue reading

(Literally) From the Tractor Seat

Hey yall! I am actually posting from the seat (well arm rest) of a tractor! Jared and I have spent the day swapping sprayer nozzles, calibrating the sprayer and spraying growth regulator and foliar applied nitrogen. Now, if you’re like … Continue reading

The Wedding Part 2: Happily Ever After

After a very stormy yet successful wedding, Jared and I were off to our honeymoon. We stayed in a beautiful cabin in Mountain City, GA– right near Black Rock State Park. And when I say beautiful I mean absolutely gorgeous. The backside … Continue reading

(Not so) Wordless Wednesday: Cotton 2011

Recognize this? What about the next picture? It’s the same field! The first picture was taken earlier this week, while the second was right before planting. Pretty awesome, huh? A lot of our cotton is getting tall and needs growth regulator*, however, that which … Continue reading

The Cow That Ate the Bouquet

Photo courtesy of Hannah B Photography Here it is… the promised picture. This little Pineywoods cow just couldn’t resist the rosemary in my bouquet. She was a diva–in all but one of the pictures we took near this fence.   … Continue reading

The Cow That Ate the Bouquet

Photo courtesy of Hannah B Photography Here it is… the promised picture. This little Pineywoods cow just couldn’t resist the rosemary in my bouquet. She was a diva–in all but one of the pictures we took near this fence.   … Continue reading