Month: July 2012

Daily Farmer July 31, 2012

Agriculture in my Hometown of Tulare, California My sons and I are on our annual trip to California visiting my family. Here in the Central Valley agriculture is king. Tulare County is one of the most productive farming areas in…

Daily Farmer July 30, 2012

Breakdowns? Too Few to Mention  This is Farmer Fred’s combine, broken down by the side of the road. It is not the only trouble we have had this harvest season.For some reason harvest reminds me of Sinatra and the song…

Daily Farmer July 29, 2012

Large Animal Veterinary Shortage? There was an article in my newspaper this morning about the shortage of large animal vets. This has been a concern for some time and is occasionally revisited. On one hand, there does seem to be…

Daily Farmer July 28, 2012

Cover Crops at Organic Field Day   The reasons for using cover crops are many, and with limited space it’s a different perspective than an acre or 100 acres or more. Cover crops increase organic matter, improves soils and… Read…

Daily Farmer July 27, 2012

We Know the Worth of Water  We are experiencing a dry Summer.So we have shored up the waterhole. Rocks, never too far away in GriggsDakota, will be added to keep the spillway from washing away in the Spring melt…. Read More!…

Daily Farmer July 26, 2012

It’s Easy Being Green Farms tend to accumulate scrap metal over time.  A few times a year we load the dump truck with junk and haul it to the scrap yard where they recycle the metal.  Today we have less…

Daily Farmer July 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday, Corn Flaker at the Local Feedlot Read More! Organic Pest Control in Gardens or Fields This is longer than the videos we normally upload – about 15 minutes – but there’s such a wealth of information it seemed…

Daily Farmer July 24, 2012

We Share Lots of Common Ground All people share one thing in common . . . we all eat. In recent years, it seems we spend lots of time focusing on differences in food production; traditional vs. organic, small farm…

Daily Farmer July 23, 2012

Give Away: Cody James Boots from Boot Barn!! Announcing the first ever GriggsDakota Give Away! Comment for a chance to win a FREE PAIR of Cody James Cowboy Boots from the Boot Barn!! It was with a fair degree of excitement…

Daily Farmer July 22, 2012

Baling Hay Read More! Daily Farmer July 21, 2012 ‘BOTW’ Peppered Salmon with Roasted Root Veggies Gardens are over-flowing this time of year…..or at least most are…..mine is not…..I just raid my mother-in-law’s and/or visit… Read More!