Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thankful Thursday

Last year we were looking up information about our farm to see if we
could qualify to be recognized as an Arkansas Century Farm. 
Sure enough, the land where our house and the dairy sit was purchased in
1919 by Ryan's Grandad Grover Bagby. 

Although we had the abstract for the land purchase,
I also went to the County Circuit Clerk's office and looked up
the county deed records. It was quite a fascinating process to hold
those records from so long ago filled with beautiful handwritten documentation
of the history of land in Benton County.  

Dairy farming has been a part of the farming on this land for 90 years. 
On April 16, Ryan completed 50 years of milking dairy cows on the family farm.

I'm so thankful for the 37 years that I have been a part
of the dairy farming life.  Taking a city girl  and training
her was no easy job for the farmer!

Although we won't be milking cows,
I can still look out the kitchen window watching the
dairy heifers and beef cows enjoy these  early  spring
pastures  and give thanks for the blessings of farm living!


Thursday, April 14, 2022

Thankful Thursday

April brings more than showers!
We welcomed this new calf just after the showers
and a cool down in the temperature.  
As you can see, the calf found a cozy spot on the 
hay as her Mother continued to eat before going to
the milk barn.

I am thankful for all the blessings of spring--

new life on the farm,

celebrating our precious Hattie's 6th birthday,


                                                 to live in a country that gives us the opportunity

                                                     to seek election  to serve our community.