Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Although every day is different on the farm, 
we also have a routine that you can set your clock by.
When I see the calves gathering by the gate, hear the chain on the gate fall,
and see black calves turn and make  the big run for the feed manger,
I know the farmer with the feed has arrived!

The farmer and his feed truck are a little like the Pied Piper.
Calves will follow the farmer and his feed truck anywhere!


                                         Calves aren't the only things growing down on the farm!


                                 I'm thankful that Breck and Hattie are often part of our routine

                                                             days down on the farm!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Welcome to Vaughn Elementary

The community is  invited to attend the Vaughn Elementary
 ribbon cutting and open house on Monday, July 18,5:30-7:30.
I can't wait!
I've been excited since the Bentonville School Board chose
the name Vaughn Elementary. It was a labor of love for several 
community members to speak up for the name that brings
many fond memories of school days at the original 
Vaughn School.

The new Vaughn Elementary is located at
5301 SW Barron Road, Bentonville.
Since the new school is located on the southwest side
of our farm, I have watched the construction through 
every phase. It is a beautiful campus. 

This new school definitely changes the landscape of 
our community and our farming community.
At night with all the lights  it looks like a small city! 

It is my hope that  students that attend this school
will love their school like those who attended the
original Vaughn School.

                                                       Welcome to Vaughn Elementary!





Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Thankful Thursday

After the chores were finished, our family  gathered around the table for
our traditional  July 4th picnic supper in the cool of the air conditioner and
then made our journey to the pond for a fantastic fireworks display.
We all have a few mosquito and chigger bites but it was worth it
for the fun we had.
I am thankful for the many July 4th  memories we have
 made in this pastoral spot on the farm,

for the curious guests that joined in the fun until the first 
fire cracker was lit,

for the two inches of rain we received that 
allowed us to plant  part of our fall crop,

 for the freedoms we enjoy every day!

                                                            God bless America!

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Thankful Thursday



                                                             What excites a farmer?  

                                                         Hay season, of course!

                                      The farmers have been waiting impatiently to 

                                                     get started harvesting  the hay

                                                          and now, it is happening. 

                                     I'm thankful for the perfect hot and dry  weather

                                         this week  so the hay can be cut, raked

                                                  and baled in perfect condition,

                                                 for the opportunity to celebrate  Father's Day 

                                                            with  homemade ice cream,

for the memories made with our sons on all the 
days we  work together,

and for the memories 
of the fathers who raised us.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Our hay cutting season is getting off to a really slow start due
to our soggy weather but we did get started  with the field next to the 
house that is less soggy than many others.

It was important to get the mixture of rye grass and weeds cut 
so the Bermuda grass would
have a better chance to grow for the second cutting.

Even though our work has been slowed down
by the weather, I am thankful for the opportunity 
it has provided for us to  enjoy the company of those 
around us,

 let our imaginations run wild in the 
fairy garden,

                                                            and celebrate a birthday or two!

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Thankful Thursday

One of the added benefits to mowing the yard next to the pasture is 
getting to watch the heifers enjoying  those grass clippings
that were blown under the fence.  They looked a little like excited
kids in a candy store!

Even though farm life is extremely busy in the month of May,
I am thankful for the moments that bring smiles,
for the family celebrations of  Mother's Day ,birthdays
 and graduations,

and for the beauty of the garden  that 
remind us that all these gifts 
are freely given by our heavenly Father.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

A Mother's Love

What's not to love about this day of celebrating mothers?

Down on the farm, we celebrate all mothers!

A Mother's Love
A mother's love is special
It's present every day,
A gift that came from heaven
That God has sent our way.
Her job is never ending
She's there all day and night,
To be there for her children
And be their guiding light.
Her thoughts are with them always
Even if they are apart,
Her children have a special place
Deep down inside her heart.
Mother's are a special gift-
A gift from up above,
This world would seem so empty
Without a Mother's love.
                             --T. Entzminger


Happy Mother's Day!