I have complied talking points and articles on many issues facing agriculture today.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
So today is Wrangler Wednesday...
each picture below helps to sum up farm life and the people who grow our food
this week is mainly farm kids!
My lil' man enjoying a Carmel apple from a local apple orchard.
One of our county 4-H'er preparing for our local show
The glue that holds our livestock show committee together and the next generation
Our county Livestock Queens
One class of showmanship during the goat show
My lil' man and Taylor...both farm kids that don't mind getting their hands (& knees) dirty
Our judge, Scott Sell and one of our sheep show contestants
One of our beef show contestants and a stubborn cow
The lil' man one last time getting kiss from his Aunt Rachel...
farm kids have lots of love!
Monday, September 19, 2011
So it has been a while since I posted.
I have been super busy lately with work, volunteer jobs and the farm.
So I thought I would catch you up on my happenings !
We have been baling & loading hay and straw on and off over the last few weeks.
Setting up for our county livestock show...we don't have a county fair.
More setting up
Trying to catch a break when we can
Organizing show workers
and finally actually showing...goats on Friday night
getting lots of hugs
passing out ribbons
have showmanship showdowns
crowning champions (Sheep on Saturday)
working hard at showing off our stock (Beef-Saturday)
some really cute cows
enjoying the cooler weather...well some of us are
an overall just spending time as a family.
I am happy to report that my youngest sister (she's really my sister in law but anyways)
won both the sheep and the dairy senior showmanship classes at our
annual livestock show which means she
earned $500 in college scholarships!
We have also been taking in 4-H ewes to breed for our
local kids that raise show lambs.
Having a photo shoot for CommonGround
Homecoming at church
and maintaining our fall garden...
so all in all its been a busy September.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I am a farm wife that stays extremely busy.
Washing dishes, clothes, cleaning house
Feeding livestock, tending the garden, chasing a 3 year old
working full time, volunteering & being a sales rep for 2 separate companies...
needless to say free time is at a premium!
But I love to sew & bake
lately I haven't done much of either
so my goal for the week is to reorganize my crafting space
get my fabric stash just right
and begin sewing again
dresses, pants, skirts, and Christmas gifts!
oh do I love to sew.
Here are a few items I have created in the past:
Owlies...gifts for Wy & my niece Ashley
Burp clothes for sweet baby Clara
Super simple dresses
Recycled T-shirt dresses
Dishcloths for Christmas Gifts
Nice wash cloths...if you want to understand read this
I love to sew...so this week while the rain pours down I will sew and possible knit