Category Archives: livestock care

I’m Sorry We Don’t Have a Normal Life

Every once in a while Kevin will tell me, “I’m sorry we don’t have a normal family life.”  I always smile when he says that because I don’t think anyone has a ‘normal’ family life.  On days like today our … Continue reading

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The Food Knowledge Gap

This last week I heard someone talking about a recent hospital visit a family member had.  A nurse, who was providing care for the person, told them they needed to eat only organic food because it was healthier.  The nurse … Continue reading

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Farming Differences – It’s OK to be Different!

In the last two weeks I have had a couple of my farming friends contact me about some issues in agriculture.  The issues have been a little different but the overall theme was the same.  I was reluctant to write … Continue reading

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Food Dialogues Come to Missouri

Last week was a hectic week for our family. I had four meetings in four days and between the kids they had three doctor/dental appointments and three ballgames. I felt like I spent most of my time on the road! … Continue reading

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It’s August and school is just around the corner.  I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by.  Many families are trying to squeeze in one last summer trip before school starts.  For our family, we were not able … Continue reading

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Teaching the Next Generation to Farm

One of the things I love about farming is working with my husband and kids.  This past Sunday we spent most of the day working cattle.  A couple of our young heifers had scratched their eyes on tree limbs and got … Continue reading

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Livestock Shows & Lessons Learned

  We had our county fair last week and as usual, it was a busy time for us.  We are still in the hay fields but Kevin did a great job planning his mowing so he could mow the day … Continue reading

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