Agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau

4 Misconceptions About FB Act

I haven't shared a whole lot about Farm Bureau on my blog yet, but if you follow me on Facebook you may have noticed I'm a bit of a Farm Bureau nerd! I was a county intern in college, spent two years as an Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, have participated in ALOT, Action Teams,… Continue reading 4 Misconceptions About FB Act

Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 26, 2017

What a gorgeous week we just had! It ended a little colder than it started, but it's hard to complain about a string of 70-80° days in February. Plus, we leave for Texas on Tuesday, so I get to continue enjoying some nice weather for at least another week! Woo hoo! While not a whole… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 26, 2017

Agriculture

Ag Outside the Classroom

I miss teaching Ag in the Classroom. A lot. For me, Ag in the Classroom was so much more than a job. It was something I was truly passionate about. So I enjoy taking every chance I can to continue sharing information about agriculture. My blog and other social media accounts have provided me with… Continue reading Ag Outside the Classroom

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 5, 2017

Stop! If you haven't read my post, "Meet Belle," you should definitely go check it out before reading this one! It will help set the stage for my excitement from this week. I've been dying to write this post since Wednesday because my beautiful Belle finally had piglets! I almost cried when I discovered them!… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 5, 2017

Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: January 29, 2017

Since I started this blog series to get more use out of my camera, it makes perfect Gracey sense that the second post would only feature photos from my phone. Oh well! Busy weeks like this mean I'm not always carrying my heavy camera around. Sometimes it's not about taking a million pictures. It's about being… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: January 29, 2017

Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: January 22, 2017

If you follow me on Facebook, Snapchat, or Instagram (@gracelynndale on all platforms), you may have noticed that I'm loving sharing quick snippets about the farm as often as I can. I think I may be going through Ag in the Classroom withdrawals, so I'm taking every opportunity to continue spreading knowledge of agriculture to… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: January 22, 2017

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A Long Road to the Farm

OK so it turns out that I'm not very good at blogging. I have a hard time finding inspiration, and I don't post new content very often. But it is currently farrowing season, and soon it will be show season, so keep your eyes open for more posts coming in the next few months! In… Continue reading A Long Road to the Farm

Agriculture

Pasture Raised vs. Barn Raised

If there's one thing I've discovered since starting my blog, it's that inspiration can sometimes be hard to find. I suppose I did kind of already know that, though, since inspiration was the hardest part for me when I used to paint. It would take me forever to come up with an idea, but once… Continue reading Pasture Raised vs. Barn Raised

Agriculture

On Ignorance & Agvocating

Hey there friends! On Tuesday I posted a few pictures to my Facebook page and asked for your opinions. The first was a picture of a very well-known sculpture in Chicago, and the second was a picture of a bull. (To clarify, neither of these images are my own. All credit goes to the original… Continue reading On Ignorance & Agvocating

Agriculture

Meet Belle

Guys! I made my first livestock purchase! And I'm so excited! Everyone, meet Belle! Belle is a 7 month old Spot gilt that I purchased last weekend at the CPS Summer Type Conference in Springfield. William has never raised Spots before, so this will be an adventure for both of us. And judging by what… Continue reading Meet Belle