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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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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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Why Do Hog Farmers Keep Their Pigs Inside Barns?

This morning I stumbled across a letter to the editor that does an EXCELLENT job explaining what it is like to raise hogs outdoors.  There are several farmers who still use this method of production and I know they are … Continue reading

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Farming in a Blizzard, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

We have really been hit hard with winter weather in the last 6 days. The first round of bad weather dumped around a foot of snow on our farm.  We need the moisture but when it comes in the form … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Winter on the Farm

We had our first snow of the winter this week and with it came the normal scenes of winter.  The snow blanketed the ground and all we could see was white.  There were cars and trucks in the ditches, kids … Continue reading

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Day 3 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

Today was a challenge but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday.  We were greeted this morining with over 20 inches of snow that had drifted through the night.  Kevin had to walk to the machine shed to get a tractor and blade.  He … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the Great Snow/Ice Storm

Missouri is once again experiencing a horrible winter storm.   In 2002, on this exact same date, we had one of the worst winter storms in our area’s history.  We had over 2 inches of ice, topped with over 12 inches of snow and … Continue reading

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