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
Long time no see, friends! We’ve had a wild, albeit unusual, month - especially when it pertains to the weather. Popping in to give you a look into what our life has consisted of the last several weeks with spring planting! April was an unusually cold and wet month for us here in south central … Continue reading Field Deliveries + A Planting Update
Over the last couple of weeks as I’ve been out and about at different community events or just visiting with fellow farmers, the topic of regenerative ag has been a common theme of discussion. For our area in south central Minnesota, we are one of very few farmers that embrace regenerative ag. Over the last … Continue reading Myth Busting Cover Crops
How are we through another month already in 2022? We feel like we blinked and poof! March has come and gone. While we had a lovely false spring, winter also made its roaring appearance again. We pray we are on the up and up with spring coming to stay soon. Carrying on with our monthly … Continue reading Monthly Favorites: March 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
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
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?
A quick update on our farm babies and mamas Calving season is fully underway on our farm and we have quite a few new additions to update you on! Over the last two weeks, we have had three heifer (girl) calves and two bull (boy) calves born. All of the calves are doing well, and … Continue reading Fresh Out of the Oven
Towards the end of last week, we received a good 6-8” of snow. Living in Minnesota, that is expected this time of year. While some may not enjoy the snow, others find that a fresh coat can be absolutely beautiful. Even though it does create a lot of extra work around the farm 😉 That … Continue reading Seeing Beauty in Everyday Pictures
It’s your down-to-earth farm wives, Ellyn and Jessica. We are so glad you’re here and can’t wait to connect with you. Want to read a little more about who we are, where we come from, and what led us to develop Rural Soul? Keep reading below! Ellyn I’m Ellyn. A midwestern farm wife embracing everything … Continue reading Hello, there!