Weaning My First Calf

A few weeks ago now, my oldest daughter started four-year-old preschool.  I thought it would be pretty anti-climatic and, for all intensive purposes, it was.  But it also felt like the moment she walked into that classroom, the last four years were just suddenly gone, as if I hadn't seen that moment coming at all. … Continue reading Weaning My First Calf

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Knee-High by the 4th of July

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

The Four Letter Word – GMOs

Okay, it's technically a three letter acronym in the plural form but I was grasping for a catchy title. As a mom, I want to make sure I'm giving my girls the best start possible and doing that includes providing a healthy diet.  Aside from the occasional bribe of fruit snacks for finishing their dinner … Continue reading The Four Letter Word – GMOs

Off to the Races! Corn Planting 2017

If you drive across any Midwestern state right now, you'll see machine shed doors opened up, planters stirring up dust in the fields and jumbo-sized coffee mugs in the farmers' hands.  It's planting time.  What a privilege it is to be able to provide food for the world. What is corn used for? cornusesposter The … Continue reading Off to the Races! Corn Planting 2017

The Grass IS Greener on the Other Side

We have some happy cows on the Blomme farm right now.  After a long winter, we turned some of our cow/calf pairs out to pasture last night.  This might be one of the coolest sights of the whole year.  After spending the last few months in barns to keep them protected and comfortable from Old … Continue reading The Grass IS Greener on the Other Side

What’s Hoppin’ on the Farm

In the spirit of Easter, here is an update on what's hoppin' on the Blomme farm these days. Planting Spring planting is knocking on our door so there is a lot of excitement as well as nervousness in the air.  Depending on where you live, some farmers have started planting already.  Others are waiting for … Continue reading What’s Hoppin’ on the Farm

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