Category: Agchat

Daily Farmer June 25, 2013

Making Learning about Agriculture Fun We host tour groups at our farm with the goal of providing a unique and fun experience. Visitors tour our farm to watch the cows milking, gointo the barn to see where the cows live and interact with… Read More! Cattle In the Pasture, Hay in the Works  The long-awaited Summertime has arrived.The rains, which have fallen here, but not excessively, means the grass is green and growing. At first I though that the girls were afraid of me and… Read More! Daily Farmer June 24, 2013 GriggsDakota Post Number 1000 On the Blogspot Post Counter, this is number 1000. That means we have published 1000 posts in GriggsDakota. We begin today with a favorite photo. It is taken during… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 24, 2013

GriggsDakota Post Number 1000 On the Blogspot Post Counter, this is number 1000. That means we have published 1000 posts in GriggsDakota. We begin today with a favorite photo. It is taken during harvest, which is every… Read More! Daily Farmer June 23, 2013 Saturday Thoughts A few thoughts to ponder in this quick post today.   Read More! Daily Farmer June 22, 2013 Daily Farmer June 21, 2013 The Turtle Trail  We had a vistor in the yard the… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 23, 2013

Saturday Thoughts A few thoughts to ponder in this quick post today.   Read More! Daily Farmer June 22, 2013 Daily Farmer June 21, 2013 The Turtle Trail  We had a vistor in the yard the other evening, a painted turtle.He didn’t really like the attention. I have never made turtle soup, so he was… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 22, 2013

Daily Farmer June 21, 2013 The Turtle Trail  We had a vistor in the yard the other evening, a painted turtle.He didn’t really like the attention. I have never made turtle soup, so he was in no danger from me.Painted… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 21, 2013

The Turtle Trail  We had a vistor in the yard the other evening, a painted turtle.He didn’t really like the attention. I have never made turtle soup, so he was in no danger from me.Painted turtles are so named… Read More! Daily Farmer June 20, 2013 What is a Fertilizer Skip? Look closely at the barley in the foreground. Do you see the yellowed leaves? Those plants are short of Nitrogen.  Our best efforts sometimes yield less than… Read More!

Daily Farmer June 20, 2013

What is a Fertilizer Skip? Look closely at the barley in the foreground. Do you see the yellowed leaves? Those plants are short of Nitrogen.  Our best efforts sometimes yield less than perfect results. This… Read More! Transparency in Food Today I should have been in Chicago attending the Food Dialogues discussion regarding transparency in food.  I wasn’t able to attend because we are still trying to plant beans on our farm… Read More! Daily Farmer June 19, 2013 Small Business Doesn’t Stand Alone Often there’s a statement on a forum or other spot about supporting small businesses. But in many cases, small business doesn’t stand alone…. Read More!

Daily Farmer June 19, 2013

Small Business Doesn’t Stand Alone Often there’s a statement on a forum or other spot about supporting small businesses. But in many cases, small business doesn’t stand alone. We’ve tried to pass along that when… Read More! Helicopters in the Sky, Power Lines are Being Strung  I told you last Fall about the Power Lines being built in GriggsDakota.This Summer it has become a common sight for helicopters to be hovering and working in the area.  The… Read More! Daily Farmer June 18, 2013 Do You Support Small Business or Small Biz Marketing? Everyone wants to be small. I just got an email about moving from a pallet market to an each market. We don’t need that seminar –… Read More!

Transparency in Food

Today I should have been in Chicago attending the Food Dialogues discussion regarding transparency in food.  I wasn’t able to attend because we are still trying to plant beans on our farm and we have hay that is ready to … Continue reading

Daily Farmer June 18, 2013

Do You Support Small Business or Small Biz Marketing? Everyone wants to be small. I just got an email about moving from a pallet market to an each market. We don’t need that seminar – we’re already an each market! So that leaves me… Read More! Let’s Celebrate June Dairy Month! June is Dairy Month! This annual celebration started in 1937 as a way to honor dairy farmers and promote milk. There are many ways to. . .  Visit a Dairy Farm Our farm is open Sunday, June 23… Read More! In the Ground, Seed and Rocks  The last piece of ground was seeded to Soybeans last Thursday.On Sunday afternoon, Farmer Fred rolled the last of the rocks into the ground. We planted past the June 10th insurance date by… Read More! In the Ground, Seed and Rocks  The last piece of ground was seeded to Soybeans last Thursday.On Sunday afternoon, Farmer Fred rolled the last of the rocks into the ground. We planted past the June 10th insurance date by… Read More! Farms As Small Businesses This week is designated National Small Business week and few small businesses are more entrenched in community than those in agriculture. Farms feed those small […]

Daily Farmer June 17, 2013

The Turkey was Delicious (This post had its first airing last year, but the story is much the same each year. The Aneta Turkey Barbecue was a success. I visited with someone who was attending for the first time and she was… Read More! Daily Farmer June 16, 2013 Ag Dads Rule Father’s day is one day we pay tribute to those who guided our early years, those who should be our biggest fans but some aren’t. Some abuse their kids, belittle and tear… Read More!