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No Easter Pictures, Again!

Every year I vow to do better about taking pictures on holidays.  And every year I fail!  I always seem to get side tracked in the rush. This Easter started like every other Easter.  Kevin went to do chores and … Continue reading →

What Makes a Farm House?

When you think of a “farm house” what comes to mind? Stereotypically you think of a 1900’s white 2-story house with some large red barns. Let me tell you a little bit about our “farm house.” We have been living … Continue reading

Tender Loving Care

1:25am Friday morning – the telephone rings. To a non-farming family, panic would be the initial feeling. Instead, I reach over and shove Scott out of the bed. He of course, did not hear the phone. Still asleep he questions, … Continue reading

Revisiting the Missouri Prop B 2010 Initiative

Many people I meet ask me why Missouri farmers have been so concerned about provisions of Proposition B, the ill conceived ballot measure that slapped numerous negative penalties and few positive solutions on Missouri dog breeders. Here’s why.   My …

FFA Comes to Church

This week is National FFA week and it was a great surprise for me to walk into church yesterday morning and witness a sea of Blue & Gold FFA jackets lining the front rows of our church.  Our pastor explained it … Continue reading →

We Survived!

The snow and ice made our job of caring for our hogs and cattle more challenging but we survived! We are lucky to have our modern hog barns to help us protect our hogs from this rough winter. Our hogs … Continue reading →

Friends of America’s Heartland Are Rallying Support

A few years back the reality TV Show America’s Heartland came to our farm to give millions of American’s a look inside our modern day family hog farm. It was a great experience for our family, especially for our kids. … Continue reading →

Day 2 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

I thought yesterday was a rough day but it turns out it was nothing compared to today.  We decided I should get to the mill early this morning to help answer the phones and pay the bills.  Tuesday’s are the days … Continue reading →

Day 3 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

Today was a challenge but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday.  We were greeted this morining with over 20 inches of snow that had drifted through the night.  Kevin had to walk to the machine shed to get a tractor and blade.  He … Continue …