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Anxiety on the Farm & Jury Duty

When a livestock farmer is called for jury duty, anxiety sets in. This happened to my husband last night. Kevin came in from working at 9:30 p.m. and he found the letter requesting his presence at the county court house … Continue reading

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The “Bump” in the Road

It’s been two years since we were able to plant soybeans on our farm.  Last year it rained too much and we were never able to get in the fields to plant our beans.  We were fortunate to get our … Continue reading

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My Farm My Story

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a new video series called “My Farm My Story” and our family farm was chosen to be one of the featured farms.  I spent part of a day  a few months back being interviewed and explaining how our farm works.  It … Continue reading

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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 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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“Let It Go” Parody Tells the EPA “That’s Enough,” Ditch the Rule!

My friends Andy & Kacey Clay farm in Central Missouri and they have been working really hard this spring on a very important project that will impact anyone who likes to eat.   The Clay’s are also the proud parents of three little … 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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I’m Not Paying Your Bills For You Mom!

Earlier today I was looking through my Facebook page while waiting on one of my kids and I saw a friend had posted the following:  “The treasury secretary has now asked Congress to raise the debt limit for borrowing more … 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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