Category: Family

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 Valley tries to sell … Continue reading

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 […]

The Dairyman versus the Family Vacation

I've gotten accustomed to spending time away from the farm over the past few years. A hectic travel schedule is part of the deal when you've had the opportunity to be involved in agricultural leadership as I have recently. I'm away from the…

I wish I was a Dry Cow

Tonight, I finally announced that I was done working on the farm. I am wishing I was a dry cow. Continue reading

Fathers Day

Father’s day is a time to pay special reflection on those men who in their ordinary ways don’t make the news. They teach us to think before acting, they instill a satisfaction in working and finding our own way in the world. Growing up on a farm in Illinois I thought all had the same […]

My dad: a farmer & a family man

My sister and I were blessed as kids to have a father who always seemed willing and able to spend time with us. Even after a long day of farm work, he would find the energy to throw a baseball with me in the back yard or roughhouse on the den floor aft…

My dad: a farmer & a family man

My sister and I were blessed as kids to have a father who always seemed willing and able to spend time with us. Even after a long day of farm work, he would find the energy to throw a baseball with me in the back yard or roughhouse on the den floor aft…

Farmers Make the Best Dads

Often in this blog I write about the triumphs and tribulations of being a mom and farmer’s wife. Today, I am going to focus on the fathers on our farm. Being a farm dad is not easy or glamorous. Long … Continue reading

Our Farm Week In Pictures 6/16/2011

Just a few pictures to get everyone updated on the happenings around our farm lately.  We are just finishing side-dressing the nitrogen on the corn.  We are currently cultivating and ridging the corn for gravity irrigation.  We are also in the process of getting irrigation motors ready for irrigation season and hauling some of last […]

Almost a Date Night-Wordless Wednesday

Nothing screams romantic like helping your husband with farm tasks. Continue reading