Daily Digest July 21, 2011

  • When Will The Heat Wave End?
    It seems like most of the country has been hit with a heat wave.  It’s caused many problems and has touched almost everyone’s life.  It doesn’t matter if you are young or old, work…

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  • Daily Farmer July 21, 2011
    "It Wasn’t My Idea" Never subtle, we asked Cattleman Jim directly and incredulously, what in the world he was doing. There are chains fastened to the mower that dangle around as he…

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  • "It Wasn’t My Idea"
    Never subtle, we asked Cattleman Jim directly and incredulously, what in the world he was doing. There are chains fastened to the mower that dangle around as he mows hay. There is a bar…

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  • Heat rises (and milk production drops)
    A reporter from WCBI-TV came to our farm this afternoon to interview my father and I about the effect of summer heat on milk production. You can read his article or watch the video (story begins at…

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  • Organic with Antibiotics?
    One of my dairy clients is considering becoming an organic farmer. For him, the decision is solely economical. The price for organic milk is higher and more stable. He will be able to milk fewer cows…

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  • Doing Nothing All Day
    A seemingly common perception (because I hear it often) is that farmers don’t do anything. Cattle ranchers just sit on the porch and watch the money grow, crop farmers don’t do anything…

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  • Daily Farmer July 20, 2011
    Keep An Eye on the Sky We have been keeping our eyes peeled and watching the sky this week. The ground is too wet to drive our equipment onto the field since our recent rains. The fields…

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  • Keep An Eye on the Sky
    We have been keeping our eyes peeled and watching the sky this week. The ground is too wet to drive our equipment onto the field since our recent rains. The fields would become deeply…

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  • Connor’s Silkie Vlog part 3
    With a correction of some information from part 2 – thanks to the Silkie breeder who took the time to comment! –

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  • What’s Happening at SlowMoneyFarm?
    It’s been a busy time here at SlowMoneyFarm. Thursday was a whirlwind of watering, stocking up feeders, packing, laundry and preparations for the weekend. Friday morning came early with topping…

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