Baby Ducks!

The baby ducks have arrived!  Yesterday morning, I picked up a box of ducklings from the post office. Yes, you can indeed get ducks by mail, which is super useful when you don’t live near a hatchery. Many local farm supply stores, such as Rural King, do carry chicks and other poultry in the spring, Read More …

#Project52 – Framed

My husband and I are getting ducks!  They will be the first of the livestock that will make it out here to the farm. We’ll also have cows, and maybe some honey bees. The ducks aren’t coming right away; it will be a bit before the breed we are wanting is ready for shipment from Read More …

Food for Thought – When You Have to Correct NPR

NPR recently published an article as part of their food blog, The Salt, entitled “Why Your Hamburger Might Be Leading To Nitrogen Pollution.”  As you would expect from the title, this article talks about the application of nitrogen and it’s effects on the environment. Unfortunately, as farmers, we found several things wrong about their article. Read More …

2016 INFB Young Farmer’s Conference

The 2016 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Conference was held last weekend at the Marriott East in Indianapolis.  As always, my husband and I went up for the weekend and had an enjoyable time.  We got to meet some awesome people and learn more about farming. Friday evening involved a little “canstruction,” where groups from Read More …

How to Build an Outhouse

Yes, this post is titled “How to Build an Outhouse.”  Why would I be building an outhouse?  Well, I wouldn’t personally be building an outhouse… but our local Antique Machinery Club has been building them.  We’ve been custom building old fashioned outhouses as fundraiser for the club. The project started at the Tractor Show, where Read More …

It’s 1988 all over again

To start with my dad use to help with the fireworks at the fairgrounds many years ago.  In 1988 we watered the infield to prevent fires.  ’88 is the first crop year I can really remember, I remember everyone talking about how dry it was.  I was 3 and I got to ride with Dad Read More …