Friday, September 23, 2011

How do you keep all your facts handy??

I have complied talking points and articles on many issues facing agriculture today. 

I have notebooks and file folders stacked up all over the place with information scattered throughout them.  So "AG" vocates how to you gather your information?  Do you store it all in your head? Do you have a system?  Or do you pile like I do? 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wrangler Wednesday

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

It's been a while

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

Finalizing details

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

picking apples

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

Psss..did you know I sew!

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: for Wy & my niece Ashley

Burp clothes for sweet baby Clara

Super simple dresses  

Recycled T-shirt dresses

Dishcloths for Christmas Gifts


Zippered pouches

Clothespin apron

Nice wash cloths...if you want to understand read this 

I love to this week while the rain pours down I will sew and possible knit