Category: Agchat

Daily Farmer June 1, 2011

The Ripple Effect A headline in a regional newspaper last week declared “Drought is proving costly for crops.” It’s true. Most of western and south-central Kansas has been declared by the National Weather… Read More! Hot and Cold Days This scene isn’t even a recent memory. So often what we think is critical isn’t – and freezing snow was one of those things. With high 90 degree days and into 100 this week it makes… Read More! Progressive Dairyman’s Ice Cream Flavor Face Off ~ Please vote for Rocky Road! With June being Dairy month, Progressive Dairyman launched their 2nd Ice Cream Flavor Face Off competition.  What a way to celebrate dairy and most especially ice cream! Progressive Dairyman… Read More! Ice Cream Flavor Faceoff-vote for our favorite: Stonyfield Creme Caramel I could live off of ice cream! And now that I am in my last month of pregnancy, it has become a staple around here. Good thing Stonyfield offers delicious flavors made with organic ingredients…. Read More! Spreading fertilizer and waiting for rain The local co-op delivered a fertilizer buggy full of ammonia nitrate to our farm this morning, along with 900 pounds of 0-20-20 in bags. I spent […]

Progressive Dairyman’s Ice Cream Flavor Face Off ~ Please vote for Rocky Road!

With June being Dairy month, Progressive Dairyman launched their 2nd Ice Cream Flavor Face Off competition.  What a way to celebrate dairy and most especially ice cream!

Progressive Dairyman asked a few dairy producer bloggers from across th…

Drought

*I know we promised a post from Jared but he’s been tied up with some major planting issues so it will be a little while before we hear from him again!* Drought. It’s a word I’ve heard my entire life but never … Continue reading

Come On Down to the Farm – Visitors Welcome!

In celebration of June Dairy Month, we’re opening our dairy to visitors every Saturday in June. We’ve been hard at work mowing, raking, building a playground, mapping out a hayride route, and generally making our farm look its best. Lad mo…

Daily Farmer May 31, 2011

Is the Corn Up? May is Over. It’s easy to feel “on the fence” about this GriggsDakota Spring. On one hand, our Winter Wheat is growing and we have planted corn and barley. Prices are good and we have been generally optimistic… Read More! Saturated & Muddy! Saturated & Muddy!  That’s how I would describe the “environment” on Orange Patch Dairy, these days.  There are so many things to be done on the farm, but there’s literally too much… Read More! Chicken Injuries Unlike many animals chickens don’t have the financial “worth” of vet calls. Spending $60+ on a ‘normal’ chicken isn’t possible to stay in business, so usually… Read More! Daily Farmer May 30, 2011 A Thank You To Our Military Read More! Greed is Green Mike Rowe, host of the popular show Dirty Jobs once said,  “Green maybe wasn’t the best color. Seems to me that brown would be better suited…. Read More! Daily Farmer May 30, 2011 A Thank You To Our Military Read More! Greed is Green Mike Rowe, host of the popular show Dirty Jobs once said,  “Green maybe wasn’t the best color. Seems to me that brown would be better suited…. Read More!

Daily Farmer May 30, 2011

A Thank You To Our Military

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Greed is Green
Mike Rowe, host of the popular show Dirty Jobs once said,  “Green maybe wasn’t the best color. Seems to me that brown would be better suited. Think about it, everything that’s green starts…

Daily Farmer May 30, 2011

A Thank You To Our Military

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Greed is Green
Mike Rowe, host of the popular show Dirty Jobs once said,  “Green maybe wasn’t the best color. Seems to me that brown would be better suited. Think about it, everything that’s green starts…

Daily Farmer May 29, 2011

The building of a Disaster This Memorial Day weekend I traveled to Casper, Wyoming to see my brother and his family. It was a long 7 hour drive, but I was entertained following the scenic North Platte River. In recent Nebraska… Read More! Country Sayings and Rural Lore “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” Many have heard this saying, and used it, without thinking about the rural roots of it. We’ve started hatching eggs as a means… Read More! Fields are greening up Read More! Daily Farmer May 28, 2011 Photo Challenge One and Water Read More! Organic Lawn Care Tips from a Dairyman When we moved into townhouse two years ago, we were excited because we would no longer need to care for a lawn. After… Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 5/28/11 This wall was full of seed boxes and pallets.  Now we just have a few empty boxes left! Cleaned the fertlizer plumbing on the planter.  The hose we use to fill the planter must have had a mouse in it… Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 5/28/11 This wall was full of seed boxes and pallets.  Now we just have a few empty boxes left! […]

Daily Farmer May 28, 2011

Photo Challenge One and Water

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Organic Lawn Care Tips from a Dairyman
When we moved into townhouse two years ago, we were excited because we would no longer need to care for a lawn. After hours at the farm all day, we didn’t have the…