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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 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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There Is No Health Insurance for Pigs

Understanding Antibiotic Use on American Farms and Ranches On our farm, it’s normal for us to have entire groups of pigs that never have had any antibiotics when they go to market.  Yes, you read that correctly. I know this … Continue reading

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National Agriculture Day Down on the Farm

Yesterday was National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate agriculture in our country. On our farm, we spent the day caring for our livestock like we do every day on the farm. I began my day at a meeting that … Continue reading

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Life In a Rural Community

Last week our daughter had a big basketball game at her school against a neighboring town; it was the “Think Pink” game that is becoming an annual tradition for our school.  FCCLA organized this event to raise money for breast … Continue reading

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No School Means More Hands to Build Fences

Today our kids didn’t have school. They were looking forward to a four day school week and so was their dad! The kids were excited about less school work and homework but Kevin was excited because he would have two … Continue reading

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