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

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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

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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

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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

Accurate Ag Books

Gotta Go! Gotta Go!

For those of you that know me, you might know that I kind of like children's books. Ok... I love children's books. Ok fine! IĀ hoard children's books. (They say admitting the problem is the hardest step, right?) To give you a better idea of my obsession, these were all purchased within the last year. Most… Continue reading Gotta Go! Gotta Go!

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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