Monthly Archives: June 2011

New Babies Arriving Today

Another batch of baby calves arrive this afternoon. It may sound a little rhetorical to call them both babies and calves, but the point is these are smaller versions of what we already have. I am excited (like always) to see them … Continue reading

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Quick Note

If you ate today, thank a farmer. I just wanted to pass along something I heard on the news last night. Did you know that Kentucky has about 640,000 people (out of, what, three million) living below the poverty line? … Continue reading

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Corn and ‘Coons

Mike is feeling frustrated. Seems the raccoons are already sampling the yellow sweet corn. It is time to put up the electric fence around the field and set the cat traps with mackerel. If he doesn’t control them now, every … Continue reading

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Beholding Beauty

It’s a muggy, gloomy day today here on the farm– one of those days where you don’t know if it will be hotter than blazes or stormy.  We’ve enjoyed comfortable temperatures for awhile now, so my bet is it will … Continue reading

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Rainy days and Mondays

We have a running joke around our house. It seems that every time one of the partners makes the trip down from Chicago to visit, enjoy the farm, and chip in a little elbow grease, it rains. The record holds … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday Again.

Taking another day off from blogging, but remember my comment about internet access for the farm? Looks like the Department of Agriculture is trying to address the issue. Good thing. In many rural locations both television reception and internet accessibility can … Continue reading

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Farm Subsidies and Soap Boxes

Be forewarned. This is rant. I read an op-ed piece in the New York Post today with which I could not disagree more. In it, the writer tried to make the case for discontinuing agricultural subsidies or more particularly doing away … Continue reading

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