If there’s one thing synonymous with hay season, it has to be equipment breakdowns. There’s always something. If it’s just twine on the baler snapping or the frame on a mower cracking, it’ll happen. Not many farmers and ranchers are lucky enough to have all brand new equipment, so that’s why learning preventative maintenance is … Continue reading Breakdowns and Hay Season
Thank goodness its Friday! On Fridays I will post a photo from the ranch and discuss the subject. Take a gander and see if you can guess what we are looking at… It’s hay season in Arkansas again. We just baled our first fields yesterday and things are off to their usual start. The transmission in … Continue reading Photo Friday: Hay Season!
One several large trees blown over by this Spring’s storms With highs reaching the mid-90s, cattle are hitting the shade shortly after 8 AM And finally, the first of this year’s hay crop is on the ground!
Who ever said ranch life is boring, has not stuck around for a day. Just as soon as we wrap up one season, the next is waiting on its heels. I finished up calving season as April walked out the door and with May comes breeding season. I turned the bulls loose the other day and … Continue reading Traveling Bulls and Breeding Season
I brought this calf the house to warm because it was born in a snowstorm and covered in snow and ice. Its ears and nose froze the night after it was born. At least its still alive! Just about as fresh out of the oven as you can get. Can you guess this crop and … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Calving Season
Calving is one of my favorite seasons on the ranch. I was reminded of this on Sunday morning as I watched young calves buck and run against the backdrop of a wonderful sunrise. Our snow-laden and cold weather have given way to a much more welcome warming trend this week; much better conditions for calving … Continue reading Calving Season: Labor of Love
Sorry, not many photos this week from the ranch. I spent half of the week out with the flu, so I was just doing the chores and heading back to bed. BUT we have started calving season. Here is our first bundle!
As part of the Pride in Agriculture series, it’s important we include diverse perspectives knowing LGBTQ+ issues impact many family and friends in agriculture and rural communities. So I am excited to have several allies share their stories. Today, I want you to meet another great friend, mentor, and ally in agriculture, Janice Person. Janice … Continue reading Being an Ally in Agriculture | Pride in Agriculture
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It never fails that when the Holiday Season comes back around, I’m asked what I want for gifts and struggle to come up with a good request. Just like many other people, when I want or need something, I jump online to buy it. But what if Santa was a farmer? What gifts would I … Continue reading If Santa Was A Farmer