Sunday, November 28, 2021

Thanks from Down on the Dairy Farm

                                                Before November slips into December,

                                      I wanted to share a little bit of  thankfulness

                                                     from down on the dairy farm.  

                          I'm thankful for the new calves that we welcomed to the farm

                                              during this season of Thanksgiving,

for celebrating 37 years of marriage to an 
Arkansas dairy farmer,

for the opportunity to take my Mother to visit
her 93 year old Uncle Max in Alabama,

to watch my grandchildren lick their ice cream bowls clean,

to celebrate the beginning of Advent with my family,

to share with you  about life
down on the dairy farm.



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Dairy Farmer's Thankful Thursday

We salute our Veterans.
Where would we be without their service to our country?

As we go about our daily work down on the dairy farm,
we celebrate our freedom to farm and live a most blessed
life in the United Sates of America.

Ryan's dad, Bill, served during World War II.
He was a medic stationed in Japan and returned
home to farm. The horrors of war were
too painful to talk about but you never questioned 
his love of country.

My Dad, Harral, served in the Navy
just as the war was coming to an end.
He was a man of few words but his devotion to
 our nation was unwavering.

                                             I'm thankful for the service of these two fathers who 

                         helped instill the love of country into their children and grandchildren 

                              and all Veterans across our nation that served to protect our freedom.

                                                     May God continue to bless our nation!



Sunday, November 7, 2021

Weather and Farmers


                     If you have ever been involved in farming, related to a farmer

                    or know a farmer, you know that weather is a big topic of 

                     discussion especially  when planning how to harvest a crop.

                 We listen to the weather reports morning, noon and night

                        and I  have learned (the hard way) that you do not talk to

                                      the farmer during the weather report.


                           We've been waiting  for "the just right weather" to begin 

                                               these last days of fall harvest.  

                                After the three inch rain last week, the ground has

                       finally dried enough to begin  the last cutting of the hay crop.

This part of the acreage is being dry baled so an extra
day was required to allow it to dry before being baled.

The other part of this fall hay  harvest was baled and wrapped.
These bales will ferment and be used as silage in the 
feed ration for the dairy cows. 

Wrapping hay is often a great way to save a hay crop
from unpredictable weather. You might say it's one of the 
tools in the farmer's weather tool box!

It's time now to catch the next weather forecast!