Category: Farm

Breeding Season coming to a close

Earlier this week, I was busy in the barn at one of our farms despite the humidity and rain. We were working cattle and pulling bulls from the cow herds. The calves were receiving their first round of vaccinations (2 shots – one to protect against 7 different Clostridiums and Pinkeye, another for Respiratory diseases), […]

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Gaining Ground – Saving the Family Farm (Book Review and Giveaway)

The family farm will continue as long as its existence is valued. There is strength in a family, and balance. The earth appears to respond to these things. And who is to say what defines a family? Certainly not I. My best attempt would suggest a congregation of like-minded hearts. Saving the family farm will […]

Winter Farm Chores: Not always time off for farmers

Winter does not necessarily mean time off for farmers and ranchers across the country. Although, I do take advantage of the longer hours of dark to catch up on some of my favorite reading. The hay may be in the barn and the crops may be out of the fields, but there are still plenty of chores […]

I Occupy Our Food Supply Everyday [Reblog]

If you’re concerned about genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the farmers that grow these crops, this post from my friend, Brian Scott, is worth the read. Today WordPress’ Freshly Pressed blog featured this post where Brian discusses his use of GM crops and how he works with the technology and Monsanto. Brian even includes a […]

99 Bushels of Harvest with Frosted Mini-Wheats [Video]

Have you seen the latest Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats commercial? It brought a grin the first time I saw it. I wonder if wheat farmers really drive through the golden fields singing “99 bushels of wheat on the farm, 99 bushels of wheat!” (especially with dancing cereal biscuits?). Here’s the video in case you haven’t seen […]

Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

On yesterday’s blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on […]

A look at the Tennessee Tobacco fields

Have I mentioned that tobacco is a new crop to me since moving to Tennessee? Pretty sure I was one of the “new” folks wondering why that barn was smoking! Tobacco is still a big crop in Tennessee; both burley and dark fire are grown across North Central and Eastern parts of the state. This […]

Satisfy your “Taste Bros” with Fall Harvest

Alright, so I have to ask… How do you satisfy your taste bros? A Twitter connection down in College Station has me stuck on this latest Sonic commercial, and we’ve decided… “It’s like we’re not even taste buds. We’re taste bros. It’s like we all went through some real cool nature experience together, but things […]

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