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

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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

Farmers Are Rich

People often see the high dollar equipment that farmers have, the number of acres they farm, the size of their sheds or grain bin systems and think they must be rich.  It's understandable that you would think that.  After all, none of us can fully know something if we're not involved with it or experienced … Continue reading Farmers Are Rich