As I look back over the month of May, I can’t help but think about all of the tools, meals, hacks, etc. I used to get through one of the busiest months on the farm. This month was filled with many late nights due to planting, and as a farm wife, I had to step … Continue reading Monthly Favorites: May 2022 Edition
Let me take you back to a week ago Saturday when the weather was GLORIOUS in MN. (Today, not so much - it’s windy & cold…brrr!) My kids, husband, and I were outside for most of the day cleaning up the yard and garage to prepare for Spring! It’s such a good feeling to check … Continue reading Our Flock Grew By 5
Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend our local county corn and soybean growers’ annual meeting. Last year, I was elected as a board director to the Nicollet/Sibley County Corn and Soybean Growers Association, and it has been such a great way for me to get more involved in our community and represent our farm, … Continue reading Coming Together for Agriculture: Corn & Soybean Growers
Spring is right around the corner. And that means we move into an even busier mode on the farm. While it can be a stressful time and season, we so look forward to the sunny days, warm weather, and trusting our faith in planting seed in the land we steward. Planting is not as fast-paced … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Tractor Edition
My husband and I have one rule: what’s said while working cattle, isn't really how we feel. It is not uncommon for voices to be raised and a few choice words to go flying, but as soon as we walk out of the barn or leave the pasture, we've agreed to forget everything that was … Continue reading Couples that Farm Together, Stay Together: Preg Checking Cattle
Happy National Agriculture Month! Each March, we celebrate this special occasion. It gives us even more of an excuse to recognize the vital role farmers, ranchers, and everyone in between play across our country and in our local communities. Hello, March! We have turned the page on our calendars and are looking forward to what … Continue reading So God Made a Farmer’s Wife
Most of the time Mother Nature does her thing, but once in a while, we have to step in. Just this year, Jacob and I have started a new tradition on Sundays. He gets up a little earlier than normal to get pig chores done, and then we go to church together. After church, we … Continue reading Sometimes, We Have to Step In.
This past weekend I was looking through older photos with my daughter, Savannah, to find a specific one that I needed (because we have something exciting in the works!). She spotted a few photos of her in our old milking parlor with her uncle, Jacob, from when she was about 2. [Now, if you are … Continue reading FAQs from a 5 Year Old: Dairy & Beef Cattle
As I was driving around the countryside this week, the lovely Minnesota wind gave me an idea. During the winter, have you ever wondered why the snow in some road ditches looks so black? To be honest, I had never really thought much about it until Jacob explained it to me a couple years ago. … Continue reading What’s that black stuff in the road ditches?
American agriculture - we NEED to come together to protect our livelihoods, share our stories, and educate. Because someone is doing it for us, and they are getting it all wrong. I'm Ellyn. A farm wife and farmer from south central Minnesota. According to a recent opinion piece published by the New York Times, I … Continue reading A Response: Meet the People Barely Getting Paid to Feed the World