Farming With Fertilizers

Farmers use a variety of tools each year to help grow an abundant crop.  Have you ever wondered just what exactly farmers are putting in the ground and why they are using these substances?  I'll try to shed some light on what actually goes on out in our fields.  After reading this, I hope you … Continue reading Farming With Fertilizers

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Spreading Like Wildfire

Recent wildfires have completely devastated farms and ranches in areas of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  Farmers have watched their entire life's work go up in flames.  Some farmers even lost their lives trying to save their livestock.  In the midst of this horrific event, something else has been spreading like wildfire . . . support, … Continue reading Spreading Like Wildfire

Life Lessons on the Farm

When you raise livestock, the circle of life is always in front of you.  Calving season in particular brings the miracle of birth and the reality of death front and center.  Unfortunately, the past week has been a little heavy on the latter. If you remember, a few posts back, I wrote about a heifer … Continue reading Life Lessons on the Farm

Uneducated & Brilliant

Generally speaking, farmers are uneducated.  And yet they are the most brilliant people I know.  (Someday, I'll talk about how stubborn they are too.) If you were to ask the average farmer what their highest level of education is, they would most likely check the box that says "high school education."  It is a bit … Continue reading Uneducated & Brilliant