“Shine like the whole universe is yours”

On a typical year we plant around 500 acres of millet.  This year we decided to step things up and plant double that amount, leaving us with 1,000 acres of millet to be swathed and combined. It felt like a lot of my time was spent in this swather, but I loved every second of it.  It is something different for me.  Different piece of equipment, different operation and a different challenge. If you haven’t Read More

“be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

I don’t know about anyone else, but this picture sets my soul on fire.  It’s been four months since I took this picture, but it still takes me back to those warm summer nights of wheat harvest. I have entered this picture (minus the quotes) in the DTN/The Progressive Farmer #MyHarvest18 photo contest.  I know I am partial to loving all my photos because they carry my memories, but I hope that if you have Read More

Happy National Farmer’s Day….a day late

I meant to get around to posting this yesterday, but time just got away from me.  I don’t really feel like I got the chance to take as many pictures this summer, not like I normally do, but I always have a couple favorites and this one is definitely at the top of my list of. It seems like this summer we were so much busier than we normally are, although, we probably say that Read More

Cuteness Overload

Our chicks have grown enough that we have moved them to the coop with the big chickens.  Of course, we have decided on this farm that chickens just aren’t enough so we have taken on a new challenge, guinea fowl. These little bundles of cuteness arrived yesterday and they are so tiny and sweet (we are enjoying them while they are young because the cuteness won’t last).  We are starting off with nine and hopefully Read More

“Every sunrise is an invitation to brighten someone’s day”

Some early mornings can be rough, especially when your alarm clock is going off at 3:45 am, but being up and watching the sunrise always seems to make it worth the struggle. I took this picture the other morning when I got up early to go out and drill millet.  Words can’t explain how worth the effort it was to roll my self out of bed and head to work so early. As I was Read More

“Let today be the start of something new”

We decided a few weeks ago to give raising chicks a try.  We have had our chickens for over a year now and thought why not try something new with chicks. We started out purchasing 8 chicks at our local farm store and so far we still have 8 chicks.  I honestly didn’t know what we were in for, but so far it hasn’t been too bad or difficult. We started them off in a Read More

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!! Mother Nature delivered us with some much-needed rain yesterday and it is so amazing to see the pasture starting to green up.  It has been a dry winter and I have been starting to stress about the crops due to the lack of moisture. I was starting to feel like we were in a bubble and in for a drought this year.  Though there is still a long growing season for the Read More

“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

It’s almost that time, time for me to get back into the tractor and back to work.  We have been so dry this winter and the spring hasn’t been any better.  We have had several storm systems pass through, but all of them have spread the moisture around us, leaving us to continually dry. We are really hoping that within the next couple of weeks we get a good, wet pattern that moves through, giving Read More