Agriculture

The Final Days of Corn

This is the final installment in the series, "31 Days of Corn," following the progress of a field of corn from planting to harvest. Before reading, be sure to check out the previous posts: 31 Days of Corn 35 More Days of Corn A Lotta More Days of Corn It's hard to believe the field… Continue reading The Final Days of Corn

Agriculture

Meet Jeffrey!

I can't believe it has taken me over a month to share this here, but I made another exciting purchase! I bought an alpaca! Everyone, meet Jeffrey! Jeffrey is a 1 1/2 year old Huacaya alpaca. He is super fluffy, extremely friendly, and loves snuggles! As with most of my purchases, buying Jeffrey was a… Continue reading Meet Jeffrey!

Agriculture

A Lotta More Days of Corn

Friends, I'm slacking over here. I'm blaming it on farrowing season, and show season, and boating season, and just a plain old busy life! Yesterday marked day 108, and in the past 40 days I've only been out to take pictures of the corn three times! So we're going to back track a little and… Continue reading A Lotta More Days of Corn

Agriculture

35 More Days of Corn

A little over a month ago, I shared "31 Days of Corn," a collection of photos taken during the first 31 days after planting corn in the field behind our house. Since then, the corn has grown from 2 feet tall, to nearly 10 feet tall! For this second series of photos, I even had… Continue reading 35 More Days of Corn

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: April 8, 2018

I am so excited to share this week's photos! When I first started Sunday Snaps, I had two main goals: Share current photos that show what's happening around the farm, and Get better at using my camera. Obviously the first goal is pretty easy to accomplish. Any time I share photos, you get a small… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: April 8, 2018

Agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: March 4, 2018

Sunday, we meet again. As I sit here watching Fixer Upper, drinking my coffee, and scrolling through photos, I can't ignore the fact that there are muddy paw prints on my kitchen floor, dirty dishes in the sink, and laundry chilling on the couch just waiting to be folded. I have a pretty hefty to-do… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: March 4, 2018

Agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau

Letters From Our Adopted Classroom

Every year, Illinois Farm Bureau pairs farmers with Chicago classrooms through their Adopt A Classroom program. The farmers and teachers work together to share letters, pictures, videos, and classroom visits to help give urban students a better understanding of agriculture and rural life. Last fall I signed up for the program and was paired with… Continue reading Letters From Our Adopted Classroom

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 4, 2018

Happy Superbowl Sunday! For some, today is a day full of food, friends, and football. For me, it's more about sweatpants and napping until the Halftime Show. My dogs and I have even taken to calling it Snooze-per-bowl Sunday. I'm just not a big sports fan, ok? I can't even confidently tell you what teams… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 4, 2018

Agriculture

Saying Goodbye to Belle

I've thought a few different times about how I would write this post. I've been preparing for it since the day I bought Belle. I didn't think I would have to write it so soon, but here we are. Living on a livestock farm, I've become all too familiar with the hard reality that our… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Belle

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Flat Aggie Came to Visit!

We have had a very special visitor on the farm for the last two weeks! Flat Aggie, Flat Stanley's cousin, travels all over the United States visiting farms and ranches to learn about agriculture. We had the pleasure of hosting Aggie for a few weeks during farrowing season, so he learned all about the pigs… Continue reading Flat Aggie Came to Visit!