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Why We use antibiotics on the farm

Meet Cotton. This pretty girl got rowdy with her friends and sliced open her back leg. It’s not a pretty cut but we immediately worked to help her heal fast (see fashionable bandage). Imagine if this was your baby. Would you ask the doctor…

I’m Blessed

This week I find myself back at my 20th National FFA Convention (16 working in the FFA newsroom). I have been here for my proficiency, my American Degree and my Honorary American, but one of my most memorable moments was last night watching one…

How much do you share?

How much do you show off your farm? This weekend my husband and I will be hosting our ninth year of leaders from around the state of Ohio learning about agriculture. We bring them in during the busiest time of our farming year so…

A little about why we shear!

A video we did this summer on shearing!

World Travel

Here I am again sitting in the airport waiting for a flight. In the last 14 months I have been in 8 countries and numerous cities in th US. Leaving my little girl gets harder every time, but I know I’m going for growth…

Thank You

As we share thanks this season, farmers have a lot to be thankful for.   http://www.ccv.adobe.com/v1/player/-7dKoHoTmuf/embed

There is no rest on the farm…

As we pause to reflect on all of those who “labor” for our country and enjoy the last few days of summer it is important to remember that not everyone gets the day off. In fact, farmers never get a day off. My sheep…

Have we lost sight of the meat?

Being short, the size of my sheep has always been important to me. I don’t want to breed something that is going to be taller than me and over power me. Recently, I was talking to a judge at our state fair about the…

Breeding versus Market in the Ring

I know many bloggers have given their two cents on lessons learned in the show ring every year and what we are teaching our children, but after a few weeks of watching another fair I can’t help but add in my opinion! A little…

I Believe…

This is a repost from October, but being FFA week I feel it is appropriate. If you can finish this sentence, thenĀ  you can understand when I say how much of an impact the National FFA had on my life. This week I am…

A Little Christmas Lamb

Who said Christmas dinner had to be ham or turkey? We had lamb raised from our farm (can’t get any more local than that)! Looking for a good dinner for your family? Try it out! Did you know 4 oz. of lamb has 27.5…

Thank a farmer today!