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

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

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

Agriculture

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