Category Archives: weather

It’s Been a LONG Time!

It’s been over a year since I have blogged and I feel a little guilty.  A lot has happened on our farm over the last year.  Our beans didn’t get planted last year due to the extreme amounts of rain.   That was depressing!  … Continue reading

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The Joy of Winter on the Farm

I love living on our farm and I’m glad my kids get to experience farm life.  The older they get the more they realize winter isn’t as much fun as it used to be.  Winters are normally long on the farm, … Continue reading

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The Wish of a Farmer

Many times I get asked what it’s like to live on a farm.  Sometimes it’s difficult to explain to others what it’s like, it’s hard to describe in words what is in my heart when it comes to farming.  I don’t feel like I can adequately describe … Continue reading

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Time to Ditch the Water Rule

My husband, Kevin, and I farm with his parents and brother.  We are the 5th generation of farmers in our family and we raise hogs, cattle, corn, soybeans, and rye.  We are also raising our children on our farm and … Continue reading

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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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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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Still Feeling the Impacts of the 2012 Drought

The drought of 2012 may be over but the impact from the drought is still being felt on our farm every day.  A lot of last year’s corn crop had aflatoxin in it.  As a result, we have to test … Continue reading

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