Day One Care is my absolute favorite part of being a pig farmer. What is Day One Care, you ask? It's the special care we take on a piglet's first day of life to make sure they get off to the best start possible. From the minute our piglets are born, there are a few… Continue reading Day One Piglet Care
Ok, friends. I love the holidays. And I really love time off of work. But I am so ready to be back on a normal schedule. Christmas and New Year's should not be allowed to fall in the middle of the week. Who else's last two weeks went something like "work a half day, get a… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: January 6, 2019
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!
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
It's almost 5 o'clock and I'm trying to figure out where in the heck my weekend went! Don't you just hate when that happens? Sometimes I can blame it on being busy, but this weekend I'm afraid I spent more time sleeping than anything. Oh well, sometimes you just need a lazy weekend. I don't… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: April 1, 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
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
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
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
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!