Category: Agchat

Daily Farmer June 7, 2013

From the Branding Pen I gave my camera to my friend Tom a few weeks ago. He was going to just be waiting at the corrals while we gathered a herd of cattle, so I figured who better to chronicle the events? My niece and I… Read More! Applying Liquid Fertilizer to Barley This barley is tender and tasty, but needs fertilizer. The old tanker trucks are driving back and forth to the fields. We are working between rains to supply fertilizer to our emerging… Read More! Applying Liquid Fertilizer to Barley This barley is tender and tasty, but needs fertilizer. The old tanker trucks are driving back and forth to the fields. We are working between rains to supply fertilizer to our emerging… Read More! When It Rains, It Pours! We finished planting our corn on Saturday, May 25th around 2:00 a.m.  Later that day the rain set in and it rained over seven inches last week on our farm.  And on top of that, the… Read More! 10 Simply Awesome Summer Traditions And 2 New Ones There is an increased look at the way things used to be. A wish for traditions and simple times. A desire for more family time. We […]

Daily Farmer June 6, 2013

Hi there Pig Pen! Anyone that knows me, knows that I kind of like to ride a pretty horse. And I like them to be clean with pretty, combed out manes and tails. When I first moved to South Dakota, I wouldn’t have… Read More! Aneta Community Gardens-A Dream Comes True Does this look like a dream come true? Let me assure you that it is. An orchard and garden surrounded by a tall fence that keeps out wandering wildlife.The trees, shrubs and flowers are labeled. The… Read More! Genetics & Fluffy Cows It seems odd that something I’ve seen for decades is a fascinating internet sensation among people who have never seen them. It’s been coined fluffy cows – what they really are is… Read More! Daily Farmer June 5, 2013 Where is Robbie? Where is Robbie, our farm boy? Robbie is usually found in the fields of GriggsDakota this time of year. But there have been no recent photos on the blog. He… Read More! Can We Do Good? I’m going to encourage you to head over to our Ranch Site today, and read the latest blog post. There’s a lot of good going on here, and up until now I’ve […]

When It Rains, It Pours!

We finished planting our corn on Saturday, May 25th around 2:00 a.m.  Later that day the rain set in and it rained over seven inches last week on our farm.  And on top of that, the temperature dropped to the … Continue reading

Daily Farmer June 5, 2013

Where is Robbie? Where is Robbie, our farm boy? Robbie is usually found in the fields of GriggsDakota this time of year. But there have been no recent photos on the blog. He hasn’t been helping during… Read More! Daily Farmer June 4, 2013 AdFarm Soybean Field Planted We continue to plant whenever and wherever we can. Recently we planted the soybeans on the AdFarm field. Both Concord Air Till Drills were on the job while planting… Read More! Want to Support Dairy Farmers? Buy Dairy Products! When people visit our dairy, they often ask how they can support our farm. My answer is buy dairy products, any brand from any store. When you purchase milk and other dairy products, you support… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 4, 2013

AdFarm Soybean Field Planted We continue to plant whenever and wherever we can. Recently we planted the soybeans on the AdFarm field. Both Concord Air Till Drills were on the job while planting the Asgrow 0231 Soybean… Read More! AdFarm Soybean Field Planted We continue to plant whenever and wherever we can. Recently we planted the soybeans on the AdFarm field. Both Concord Air Till Drills were on the job while planting the Asgrow 0231 Soybean… Read More! 6 Reasons You Should Stock Up The “preppers” are often seen as extreme. Who needs 300 rolls of toilet paper and 400 dehydrated meals in the basement? Who needs a ton of stuff we’ll never use. Here’s a… Read More! Daily Farmer June 3, 2013 How to Execute the Pick and Roll On a Rocky Court  The geese have been chattering, “Do you understand the Pick and Roll?”First they Pick. And then they Roll.It all depends on… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 3, 2013

How to Execute the Pick and Roll On a Rocky Court  The geese have been chattering, “Do you understand the Pick and Roll?”First they Pick. And then they Roll.It all depends on the setup. Get the read.If it shows early, they may need a… Read More! Daily Farmer June 2, 2013 Daily Farmer June 1, 2013 Humble Pie Have you ever had a conversation – or tried to have a conversation! – with someone who knew it all? It’s like the mouth asks a question but the… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 2, 2013

Daily Farmer June 1, 2013 Humble Pie Have you ever had a conversation – or tried to have a conversation! – with someone who knew it all? It’s like the mouth asks a question but the mind is thinking how to… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 1, 2013

Humble Pie Have you ever had a conversation – or tried to have a conversation! – with someone who knew it all? It’s like the mouth asks a question but the mind is thinking how to convince you… Read More! Daily Farmer May 31, 2013 Our Farm In Pictures: Baseball, John Deere, Flipped Pivot and a New Home Well, after quite a bit of time off from the blog, here we go again.  Been a busy 2013 so far.  All of our crops are… Read More!

Daily Farmer May 31, 2013

Our Farm In Pictures: Baseball, John Deere, Flipped Pivot and a New Home Well, after quite a bit of time off from the blog, here we go again.  Been a busy 2013 so far.  All of our crops are in the ground for this year and have all emerged.  We will be… Read More! From the Branding Pen I’ve taken lots of branding photos so far this year, and because I want to drag out the fun, I’ll be doing a little series on photos that have been snapped in the course of branding… Read More! Summer, Please Come in June  We have needed a fire to heat the house on most of the days in May. It has been unusually windy in a place that is generally windy. We are in another rain delay, but I am tired of the… Read More! Food Choices And Sourcing Your Pork Yesterday it was announced that Smithfield‘s is the latest to sell to foreign investors. It’s good business, to sell when there’s an opportunity to sell, especially a business that… Read More! Daily Farmer May 30, 2013 A Day in The Life Here’s my take on the week via iPhone Photos. These are […]

Our Farm In Pictures: Baseball, John Deere, Flipped Pivot and a New Home

Well, after quite a bit of time off from the blog, here we go again.  Been a busy 2013 so far.  All of our crops are in the ground for this year and have all emerged.  We will be raising popcorn, white corn, yellow corn, alfalfa and prairie hay this year.     We welcomed […]