Category: Daily Digest

A summary of todays articles

Daily Farmer August 9, 2013

Cleaning the House As everyone with a home can attest, nothing stays clean if you use it. And so it is at our house.  Alright, so it’s really a farm shop with an asphalt floor that needs sweeping.The… Read More! Daily Farmer August 8, 2013 Clipping CRP The Conservation Reserve Program is a US government program that accepts certain farmland and turns it into a specifically formulated grassland. To learn more visit the USDA site.It… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 8, 2013

Clipping CRP The Conservation Reserve Program is a US government program that accepts certain farmland and turns it into a specifically formulated grassland. To learn more visit the USDA site.It has become a… Read More! Daily Farmer August 7, 2013 Not-So-Wordless Wednesday! My friend and I head to Colorado today to go ride with Buck this weekend! I’m always excited when this trip comes around and I always come back inspired. This also… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 7, 2013

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday! My friend and I head to Colorado today to go ride with Buck this weekend! I’m always excited when this trip comes around and I always come back inspired. This also marks the beginning of lots… Read More! Rain  Long awaited and most welcome,Rain has fallen. Everything perked up as the rain washed the dust away. The gardens and fields are taking a much needed drink.The eensy weensy spiders… Read More! Rain  Long awaited and most welcome,Rain has fallen. Everything perked up as the rain washed the dust away. The gardens and fields are taking a much needed drink.The eensy weensy spiders… Read More! Farmers and Ranchers Save Salmon The snow pack in the mountains has long since melted. Tributaries to the Scott River and the river itself are quickly drying up, if not already. Contrary to what environmental activist groups, such… Read More! Daily Farmer August 6, 2013 My Marlboro Man…..Lad Hastings The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and I have something in common; we both have handsome farmer husbands named Lad. They share more than just a name. Both are… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 6, 2013

My Marlboro Man…..Lad Hastings The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and I have something in common; we both have handsome farmer husbands named Lad. They share more than just a name. Both are rugged, strong, hard-working men who love… Read More! Leave the Barley Standing The barley in the swaths did not dry down the way we were hoping, and so we are onto Plan B. The swathers are not in the field, despite the fact that the sun is shining once again.We will finish… Read More! Daily Farmer August 5, 2013 A Little Barley in the Bin  We were able to start the combines on Friday afternoon. Farmer Fred was surprised that the grain was dry enough to go.Casey and Ron are new to GriggsDakota this… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 5, 2013

A Little Barley in the Bin  We were able to start the combines on Friday afternoon. Farmer Fred was surprised that the grain was dry enough to go.Casey and Ron are new to GriggsDakota this season. It was fun to see them… Read More! What’s Your Perspective In this country we are blessed – with plentiful food, wealth and choice; freedom! And we often forget that. Very often it seems to me. We’re not in Yemen where girls are forced/sold into… Read More! Daily Farmer August 4, 2013 Daily Farmer August 3, 2013 Do Life Lessons or Winning Matter More? As parents, there are many who enjoy seeing their child win at the county fair or at a sports competition. For many, it’s an… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 4, 2013

Daily Farmer August 3, 2013 Do Life Lessons or Winning Matter More? As parents, there are many who enjoy seeing their child win at the county fair or at a sports competition. For many, it’s an extension of themselves… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 3, 2013

Do Life Lessons or Winning Matter More? As parents, there are many who enjoy seeing their child win at the county fair or at a sports competition. For many, it’s an extension of themselves – of things they did or, sometimes,… Read More! Daily Farmer August 2, 2013 Garden Brings Happiness Today the Farm Inspector and the Ag Analyst are experiencing the joy of unlimited flowers.A garden can bring unlimited joy in August. We received a grant that began the… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 2, 2013

Garden Brings Happiness Today the Farm Inspector and the Ag Analyst are experiencing the joy of unlimited flowers.A garden can bring unlimited joy in August. We received a grant that began the funding for The Aneta… Read More! Ty’s Brownies When it comes to summer at our house, there’s always plenty of people around. We have ranch interns, kids, nieces, nephews, and often we invite everyone who lives on the ranch, which is two of… Read More! Ty’s Brownies When it comes to summer at our house, there’s always plenty of people around. We have ranch interns, kids, nieces, nephews, and often we invite everyone who lives on the ranch, which is two of… Read More! Thanking Women Farmers I’ve seen some posts today that women farmers are honored with a day. Today, it’s pointed out is to thank women farmers and ranchers that make up a good portion of the food production… Read More! Daily Farmer August 1, 2013 Harvest 2013 begins  On this day I am never certain, is this the beginning of the end?Or, is it the end of the beginning?  In either case, our crop is ripening.As the barley goes into… Read More!

Daily Farmer August 1, 2013

Harvest 2013 begins  On this day I am never certain, is this the beginning of the end?Or, is it the end of the beginning?  In either case, our crop is ripening.As the barley goes into swaths, the season… Read More! Are You a Cake Fiend Too? These guys are! Happy Trails!        Related Stories What is Lifemanship? Wordless Wednesday My addiction   Read More! What is Lifemanship? I will admit, that even though I said this, it’s still a conscious decision on my part to not get bothered about things I don’t have control over, or to not worry. I’m striving to… Read More! Daily Farmer July 31, 2013 Goodbye again, July This post is a favorite from 2010. The crops were prettier than they are this year. It is good to remember.Goodbye JulyI hate to see you go.I will miss your flowers,and even your… Read More!

Daily Farmer July 31, 2013

Goodbye again, July This post is a favorite from 2010. The crops were prettier than they are this year. It is good to remember.Goodbye JulyI hate to see you go.I will miss your flowers,and even your weeds.I appreciate… Read More! Wordless Wednesday        Related Stories Wordless Wednesday iPhone (Photography): A Tutorial From the Branding Pen   Read More! Teaching the Next Generation to Farm One of the things I love about farming is working with my husband and kids.  This past Sunday we spent most of the day working cattle.  A couple of our young heifers had scratched… Read More! Daily Farmer July 30, 2013 Antibiotic-Free and Responsibly Raised? There’s a trend with restaurants today who find value in promoting their meat as “antibiotic-free” or “hormone-free” or… Read More!