Category: Agchat

Daily Farmer July 3, 2011

An update on our cows & crops Here’s a quick farm update for you to enjoy on this 4th of July Weekend.Cows: A few dry cows are finally starting to calve, but we have still been drying off milking cows at a faster rate…. Read More! Daily Farmer July 2, 2011 Farm week in Pictures 7/01/11 Wheat piled up in the combine Planter in the distance double cropping beans into the wheat The neighbors are harvesting wheat too.  Right up against the popcorn Another… Read More! Dog Days of Summer are Here Well it has been a long time since we last posted on here but there has been a lot going on and not much time to relax and take it easy.  So let me up date you on what has … Continue… Read More!

Daily Farmer July 2, 2011

Farm week in Pictures 7/01/11
Wheat piled up in the combine Planter in the distance double cropping beans into the wheat The neighbors are harvesting wheat too.  Right up against the popcorn Another truckload ready to go! June…
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Daily Farmer July 1, 2011

Oh My! July! As Summer races along, there is no going back.Today the birds are singing to July.The insects Butler And the butterflies join the hum  of midsummer in GriggsDakota.So, we walk down the… Read More! Food Safety Tips~Keep your holiday weekend Food Safe! I am  frequently amazed by the ideas and information I gain just by having a Twitter account.  Today, for a short time I was following the hashtag #checksteps, which happened to be all… Read More! Today is the last day of National Dairy Month Most of us realize that today is the last day of June, but did you realize that today is the last day of Dairy month.  June is known as National Dairy month.  Here a few fun facts about the dairy… Read More! Top 5 Most Viewed Posts on The Farmer’s Life This little blog is almost five months old now.  I was looking at my statistics page and found the most viewed posts so far.  I suspected what #1 would be and was right, but was a bit suprised by… Read More! Summer Green You’ll have to pardon my blogging absence. I know that I have been sporadic at best. I wonder if there is […]

Daily Farmer June 30, 2011

No Defense for Cruelty Mercy For Animals (in my opinion a badly named organization) today released another undercover video. Predictably, it was done by someone who traveled out of state to work on a farm, worked there for… Read More! Heard about pig abuse? We have too! Sadly we too have heard about more potential pig abuse. As farmers we are continually looking to improve the way we care for our animals. Mistakes are made and from those come new opportunities to… Read More! Caring For Our Farm Animals and Recovering from Weather Damage This week has been very challenging for our family farm.  During the night Sunday our area experienced tornadoes and high winds in excess of 100 mph.  Our family feed mill which supplies feed for all… Read More! Daily Farmer June 29, 2011 Who is Your Farmer? Did you know that by visiting the Organic Valley website you can learn Who Your Farmers are? By typing in your zip code you can find a list of Organic Valley farmers in your area…. Read More! Hootenannies are a Hoot After a day of work Robbie likes to grab a guitar and make music.  The Farm Inspector and the Ag Analyst accompany him when […]

Daily Farmer June 29, 2011

Who is Your Farmer?
Did you know that by visiting the Organic Valley website you can learn Who Your Farmers are? By typing in your zip code you can find a list of Organic Valley farmers in your area. Since Organic…
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Celebrating June …

Daily Farmer June 28, 2011

4-H and the Food You Eat Hi, my name is Hilary Maricle and I am a 4-Her. I was the kid that grew up spending time with my cattle, not at the pool. The town kids knew that if I had a 4-H event going on … Continue… Read More! Daily Digest June 27, 2011 Global Warming and Food Production There are many who point to global warming and many who point against it. There are those who have for years said aerosol cans would result in a hole in the ozone… Read More! 100 Comments and Counting A big thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog!  It’s been about four months since I started this thing and we are at exactly 100 total comments on my posts.  Thanks again for… Read More! Global Warming and Food Production There are many who point to global warming and many who point against it. There are those who have for years said aerosol cans would result in a hole in the ozone layer. There are those who blame… Read More! From The Drivers Seat For those wondering about what it is like to put up hay on our ranch, […]

Our Farm Week in Pictures

This is a picture of my son out in one of our earliest planted fields last week.  The pivot irrigation system is in the background. This corn is just beginning to canopy the row which will help conserve moisture and control weeds access to sunlight. Cleaning up the planter to put it away for the […]

Daily Farmer June 27, 2011

Double Board Monopoly
 On a rainy night when the gang is all here, you just might find a game of double board Monopoly being played in GriggsDakota. All the land is distributed from both game sets and all trading is…
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4-H is Evil…

Daily Farmer June 26, 2011

Associations and Agriculture Clubs
From early on I wanted to be in 4-H and FFA. I couldn’t wait to be old enough to sign up to participate in the projects at the fair, and the many projects not at the fair but still competitive….
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Daily Farmer June 25, 2011

Hope’s Promise
A couple years ago we were given a beautiful paint horse (who of course, isn’t painted). Hope was orphaned at 18 hours old and was raised by some good friends of ours, and started by Zach about…
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