Category: Agchat

Daily Farmer April 12, 2013

April Showers Bring…Storms It’s spring in Dixie and that means storms. It’s been a busy week here at SlowMoneyFarm. We’ve had four more litters of bunnies born, including Angelia’s 10 this morning. This… Read More! The 3am Calf Check This makes my first year to calve heifers since being on the ranch. Anyone that ranches knows that calving can get harried. It’s true, but it is still fun and we should still be glad we get to… Read More! No Patience with Spring  The Spring outdoors is cold and icy. We try to enjoy the Spring indoors. It is a  challenge to start seeds indoors. I especially like to start perennial plants from seed. I am not always… Read More! Four Generations of Farming You Can Take to the Bank Today is my mom’s day to watch our son, but she had an appointment this morning.  We men had an appointment as well to go to the bank and sign some paperwork.  My 3 year old son… Read More! Daily Farmer April 11, 2013 Inch by Inch in GriggsDakota Inch by inch, Row by row, I’m gonna make this garden grow.All it takes is a rake and a hoe and […]

Daily Farmer April 11, 2013

Inch by Inch in GriggsDakota Inch by inch, Row by row, I’m gonna make this garden grow.All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground.Inch by inchRow by rowSomeone bless these seeds I sowSomeone warm them from… Read More! Taking My Farm Story to New York City Last week I had an amazing opportunity, I went to New York City to meet with journalists and bloggers.  The point of our visit was to help share our farm story and put a face on agriculture. As… Read More! Daily Farmer April 10, 2013 How Much Transparency is Too Much? Through the blog, social media forums and direct questions we strive to be transparent about how we do what we do. Every once in a while we see a hot discussion and… Read More!

Taking My Farm Story to New York City

Last week I had an amazing opportunity, I went to New York City to meet with journalists and bloggers.  The point of our visit was to help share our farm story and put a face on agriculture. As a farmer, … Continue reading

Daily Farmer April 10, 2013

How Much Transparency is Too Much? Through the blog, social media forums and direct questions we strive to be transparent about how we do what we do. Every once in a while we see a hot discussion and I wonder how much is too much? It… Read More! How to: Make Hair Elastic Bands and Buttons into Scarf Holders I am always trying to find ways to use buttons. I am fascinated with vintage buttons. For this project I chose buttons that either had two holes or a shank on the back.  You can use either the… Read More! Daily Farmer April 9, 2013 An Authentic Farm Experience We’re offering a unique experience for those interested in visiting an authentic dairy farm. During May and June, we’ll be open to the public for three… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 9, 2013

An Authentic Farm Experience We’re offering a unique experience for those interested in visiting an authentic dairy farm. During May and June, we’ll be open to the public for three special events. In addition,… Read More! No Winter Wheat in GriggsDakota  Farmer Fred has been scanning the fields for signs of Winter wheat emergence. So far, no signs of growth. Winter Wheat generally gives us our first sighting of green in… Read More! Population – How Crowded is Too Crowded? Factory farms. Overcrowding. Animals in close quarters to make maximum use of every square foot. Critics put these things forth as the worst of agriculture. If we mention keeping 80 rabbits in the… Read More! Daily Farmer April 8, 2013 Welcome Back Canada Geese The sky is dotted with Canada Geese returning to GriggsDakota. Some are pairing up and planning to make their Summer home here.Others seem to be just stopping by for a… Read More! Daily Farmer April 8, 2013 Welcome Back Canada Geese The sky is dotted with Canada Geese returning to GriggsDakota. Some are pairing up and planning to make their Summer home here.Others seem to be just stopping by for a… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 8, 2013

Welcome Back Canada Geese The sky is dotted with Canada Geese returning to GriggsDakota. Some are pairing up and planning to make their Summer home here.Others seem to be just stopping by for a rest and a… Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 04/06/2013 We’re already a week into April!  Last year that meant we’d been planting corn for a week.  Luckily things are somewhat normal this spring despite a cold March.  We… Read More! Daily Farmer April 7, 2013 Daily Farmer April 6, 2013 Daily Farmer April 5, 2013 Now the Bins Are Empty  Load limits have not been placed on the roads in GriggsDakota, so we hauled some soybeans this week. It is… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 8, 2013

Welcome Back Canada Geese The sky is dotted with Canada Geese returning to GriggsDakota. Some are pairing up and planning to make their Summer home here.Others seem to be just stopping by for a rest and a… Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 04/06/2013 We’re already a week into April!  Last year that meant we’d been planting corn for a week.  Luckily things are somewhat normal this spring despite a cold March.  We… Read More! Daily Farmer April 7, 2013 Daily Farmer April 6, 2013 Daily Farmer April 5, 2013 Now the Bins Are Empty  Load limits have not been placed on the roads in GriggsDakota, so we hauled some soybeans this week. It is… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 7, 2013

Daily Farmer April 6, 2013 Daily Farmer April 5, 2013 Now the Bins Are Empty  Load limits have not been placed on the roads in GriggsDakota, so we hauled some soybeans this week. It is unusual for April to have the… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 6, 2013

Daily Farmer April 5, 2013 Now the Bins Are Empty  Load limits have not been placed on the roads in GriggsDakota, so we hauled some soybeans this week. It is unusual for April to have the roads still frozen and able… Read More!

Daily Farmer April 5, 2013

Now the Bins Are Empty  Load limits have not been placed on the roads in GriggsDakota, so we hauled some soybeans this week. It is unusual for April to have the roads still frozen and able to carry loaded trucks… Read More! Diva’s Domain – Dogs & Livestock We love dogs. Purebreds, mutts, puppies, old dogs, purchased as puppies or rescues. But we do all we can to keep our dogs home. So many people move to the country and think their dog “needs… Read More! Daily Farmer April 4, 2013 The Evening Calf Check… This week, while checking cows I hauled the big camera out with me. I do this sometimes, though not nearly as often as I should, because inevitably when I don’t… Read More!