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

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

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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

Agriculture

Farming Isn’t Fun

Farming isn't fun. I know what you're probably thinking. "This girl always tries to prove how great farm life is, and now she's saying it's not fun. She has officially lost it." But it's true. It's not always fun. We've had a Crossbred gilt (a girl pig who hasn't farrowed yet) in the crate for… Continue reading Farming Isn’t Fun

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Farrowing Day

I always get excited when new animals arrive on the farm! I mean, obviously... I have a bit of a bad habit of acquiring animals. For example, last week I brought home 9 new chicks. Today I brought home 9 more. I thought about not telling William and just waiting to see if he noticed,… Continue reading Farrowing Day

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Post Number 1

Post Number 1. Believe it or not, this has taken me awhile. A few months, actually. I've been striving for perfection, and I'm over it. I created this blog a few months ago and have been visiting and revisiting it sporadically ever since. I spent almost an hour typing an "About" section, only to delete… Continue reading Post Number 1