Category: Crops

Ryegrass harvest

It’s been a busy two weeks, but we’re nearly finished with our ryegrass harvest for this year. Our yields have been comparable to last year, and we should have enough harvested to make it our milking herd’s primary forage from June until possibly as la…

Planting Alfalfa (and its still winter?!)

I know that as farmers the weather being strange or changing patterns is supposed to be normal.  That’s just part of our job.  The risk we take.  And one of the big reasons why so many of us realize how we need to rely more on God than o…

Planting Alfalfa (and its still winter?!)

I know that as farmers the weather being strange or changing patterns is supposed to be normal.  That’s just part of our job.  The risk we take.  And one of the big reasons why so many of us realize how we need to rely more on God than o…

Planting Alfalfa (and its still winter?!)

I know that as farmers the weather being strange or changing patterns is supposed to be normal.  That’s just part of our job.  The risk we take.  And one of the big reasons why so many of us realize how we need to rely more on God than o…

Farm Week in Pictures 02/02/2012

Not a great variety of pictures this week because we haven’t done a great variety of things.    We have hauled a bunch of grain though.  Soybeans, waxy corn, and corn to the ethanol plant.  Here’s a couple pictures of … Continue r…

Organic Milk Shortage, Why is it Happening?

Where is all the organic milk? If you haven’t noticed yet, there is a nation wide organic milk shortage Continue reading

Silage Harvest: the end is near

Silage chopping has run pretty smoothly this week, and I’m happy to report that we now have one silage pit full of sorghum. We’ll take some time this morning to cover and seal the pit with plastic so the chopped sorghum will ferment properly. It will b…

The Aftermath of the Birds Point Levee Breach

In May I blogged about the US Army Corps of Engineers causing intentional breaches in the Birds Point Levee in Southeast Missouri.  The land that was protected by this levee produces enough food to feed over 1 MILLION people a year.  When … Continue reading

Smack-dab in the middle of harvest

Life hasn’t slowed down on the farm since our hectic “hay day” a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it’s done just the opposite. We’ve come to the point in the year when our nerves, our patience, and our equipment is pushed to the limit. That’s right…we’r…

Illegal Immigration in Alabama: Unintended Consequences?

What is something that touches every part of agriculture in the U.S.?  It is involved with the production and care of livestock and poultry. It is aids in the preparation, planting, care and harvest of fresh produce. It helps refine textile … Continue reading