If you’re from a rural area, you’ve probably heard the old saying, “Knee-high by the 4th of July.” Depending on your location, this may or may not apply to cornfields in your area this year. But as I sit at my desk, looking out my window at a cornfield with the 4th of July closing … Continue reading Knee-High by the 4th of July
I'd like to briefly build off of yesterday's post about hog confinement, more specifically the use of antibiotics in animals. Here is a great resource that I've learned a lot from and I hope you will too. I love the intense effort that so many smart people are putting towards the improvement of animal health! … Continue reading Antibiotics
My very first experience with a hog confinement barn was as a young girl when my neighbor built a hog barn. We raised row crops on our farm in Southern Illinois but not livestock so I didn’t have experience with hogs. My parents took my brother and I over to see the barn right after … Continue reading Yep, I’m going there . . . let’s talk hog confinement!
Farming was my first love. The very first time I was “let loose” to drive a tractor, I felt an enormous sense of pride. I thought I was the luckiest kid in the world to be raised on a farm. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a farmer. Now, … Continue reading Welcome to the Farm!