Category: Daily Digest

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Daily Farmer October 10, 2013

Orange Cats  I have a few things in common with the old woman who lived in a shoe, although I have never lived in a shoe and I know quite a lot about what to do with children. The old woman and I have… Read More! Heartbreak in the Heartland I’ve been watching the reports from South Dakota as much as those from the circus in DC. Like the Nashville floods and other disasters, people pretty much ignore the flyover states…. Read More! Wordless Wednesday Sunset Read More! Daily Farmer October 9, 2013 How Can You Help? The outpouring of support yesterday, for the ranchers in Western South Dakota, renewed my spirit in humanity. With over 8k page views on my post yesterday (up to 2k already today)… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 9, 2013

How Can You Help? The outpouring of support yesterday, for the ranchers in Western South Dakota, renewed my spirit in humanity. With over 8k page views on my post yesterday (up to 2k already today) and countless… Read More! Soybean Harvest Begins Under the October sky I could see combines raising dust on the horizon. I was glad they were ours.  There are miles and miles of soybeans to combine. Most are just about ready, despite… Read More! Daily Farmer October 8, 2013 My Heart Breaks Snow in October in South Dakota, isn’t really that unusual. But the winter storm that hit South Dakota this past weekend literally wreaked havoc. Not just in the form of… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 8, 2013

My Heart Breaks Snow in October in South Dakota, isn’t really that unusual. But the winter storm that hit South Dakota this past weekend literally wreaked havoc. Not just in the form of shutting down the Black Hills… Read More! Fall Harvest is Complete! Last week I posted photos of the first days of corn harvest on our farm. After about one week of very long days for the chopping crew, our corn harvest finished on Saturday. We’ve experienced some… Read More! Dodged Winter We dodged Winter in GriggsDakota over the weekend, it stayed South of us. We didn’t get a hard freeze, although some flowers were nipped by the cold. We are again enjoying the blue skies of… Read More! Dodged Winter We dodged Winter in GriggsDakota over the weekend, it stayed South of us. We didn’t get a hard freeze, although some flowers were nipped by the cold. We are again enjoying the blue skies of… Read More! We Should All Care About Black Health Issues I recently came across an article about GMOs posted by a friend on Facebook and a quote stuck out to me from it that raised more questions. major health problems among Black men and Black women, […]

Daily Farmer October 7, 2013

Which Card is for You? While a blizzard wreaked havoc on livestock and people in the state this weekend (more on that later), I spent my time indoors working on the calendar (the pre-order form will be up today), and… Read More! Farmers Married 62 Years  Lots of things have changed in GriggsDakota over the last Sixty-two, yes 62, years.We are thankful that this has not.Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! From your First Fiveand the Team.Pin It Read More! Farmers Married 62 Years  Lots of things have changed in GriggsDakota over the last Sixty-two, yes 62, years.We are thankful that this has not.Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! From your First Fiveand the Team.Pin It Read More! Farm Week in Pictures 10/05/2013 The farm is in full harvest mode.  Not much else is going on except for harvest.  I spend most of my time doing all things combine related.  Dad keeps the corn dryer running and… Read More! Daily Farmer October 6, 2013 Finding A Better Way There are times one can get truly depressed reading the news, let alone the comment sections within the articles! Such hateful things said to those we don’t know! I hopped… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 6, 2013

Finding A Better Way There are times one can get truly depressed reading the news, let alone the comment sections within the articles! Such hateful things said to those we don’t know! I hopped on Twitter briefly… Read More! Well That Was Fun I’m soaked through to my unmentionables.  The grain dryer was nearing capacity and we were about to move on to another field.  When we left for lunch to let the dryer catch up a bit… Read More! Daily Farmer October 5, 2013 2013 Silage Harvest: Week 6 Recap Another week of silage harvest is in the books, and a few more tons are in the pit. Wet, soft ground early in the week and equipment trouble on Wednesday limited us… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 5, 2013

2013 Silage Harvest: Week 6 Recap Another week of silage harvest is in the books, and a few more tons are in the pit. Wet, soft ground early in the week and equipment trouble on Wednesday limited us to only 12 hours of actual… Read More! 2014 Calendar Photos You asked. I answered. Sort of. This year most of you said you wanted to see the photos that would be in the calendar before I printed them, so here are 25 of my favorites taken the past year for you… Read More! Daily Farmer October 4, 2013 Rows of Winter Wheat Green Stripes in the Fall are a very good sign. The Winter Wheat is up and growing.I was parked on the road in the photo above taking photos as Jake planted this crop with… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 4, 2013

Rows of Winter Wheat Green Stripes in the Fall are a very good sign. The Winter Wheat is up and growing.I was parked on the road in the photo above taking photos as Jake planted this crop with the Concord Air Till… Read More! Where Do We Go? Events, Festivals and More! The amount of things that happen behind the scenes would surprise many. Where  a larger business would call their IT department on a website, then have marketing look into banners, then have the… Read More! Daily Farmer October 3, 2013 The Future Mrs. Dawson Man, I think these two could be Mr. and Mrs. Sears America! No? The gorgeous girl is the cowboy’s niece and Goddaughter, and Eric, her fiance is just handsome, right? The… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 3, 2013

The Future Mrs. Dawson Man, I think these two could be Mr. and Mrs. Sears America! No? The gorgeous girl is the cowboy’s niece and Goddaughter, and Eric, her fiance is just handsome, right? The beautiful photos just keep… Read More! A Parking Lot for Witches  This is the time of year when it is handy to have a parking place for witches’ brooms. After all, Halloween is at the end of this month. I published this idea last year and used six new brooms… Read More! You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover This week I had every intention of writing a blog about the government shut down.  That was before I started listening to my son read from his school library book.   Conner, who is in… Read More! Daily Farmer October 2, 2013 Night, Morning and the Time in Between We’ve “got the sun in the morning and the moon at night,” as the song says, but occasionally we have a few moments in between. It is not… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 2, 2013

Night, Morning and the Time in Between We’ve “got the sun in the morning and the moon at night,” as the song says, but occasionally we have a few moments in between. It is not really night, as the light shines over the horizon, but not… Read More! Daily Farmer October 1, 2013 Are You Going to Have a Great Week? This week will be awesome. There’s no two ways about it. I’ve handled colts already, tomorrow we go gather at our neighbor’s big pasture, and… Read More!

Daily Farmer October 1, 2013

Are You Going to Have a Great Week? This week will be awesome. There’s no two ways about it. I’ve handled colts already, tomorrow we go gather at our neighbor’s big pasture, and Friday we ship for Uncle Leo. Plua, Thursday is my… Read More! Fall Corn Harvest & Open House It’s was extra busy at our farm last week. We started corn harvest and held two Fall Dairy Days welcoming visitors to our farm. These images capture our recent activities. . .This trailer is loaded… Read More! AdFarm: Soybeans Approved The AdFarm Soybean field is ripening. It has had its final inspection and has been approved for harvest as seed soybeans.  Despite the fact that we have not had a frost, some sections of… Read More! Keep Calm and Farm on! So yeah.  It’s September 30th, 2013 and there’s talk of a government shutdown at midnight tonight if Congress doesn’t pull it together.  Also the Farm Bill (which is… Read More! Daily Farmer September 30, 2013 September Leaves Leaves Today is the last day of September. September is leaving. And it is leaving leaves.  This is not always the case.This year September did not freeze. A… Read More! 2013 Silage Harvest: Week 5 Recap […]