Coffee Talk – Birthday Wishes


My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I’ve been giving some thought to things I might like to have for my birthday.  And since we’ve bought the new house, a lot them have to do with … Continue reading

#Project52 – Framed

duck house frame

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

How to Build an Outhouse

Matt on the roof of a finished 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 … Continue reading

It’s 1988 all over again

Turner Waterwagon at the Gibson County Fair, photo by MouseInMyPocket

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 … Continue reading

2012 GCAMA Tractor Show


Last weekend was the Gibson County Antique Machinery Association‘s tractor show.  Matt and I had a lot of fun, even if it was super hot all weekend.  It usually rains on the weekend of the tractor show, so of course, … Continue reading

Social Media and Ag


Yesterday I participated in the #AgChat about Social Media in Agriculture.  It was a super interesting 2 hours of conversation.  I got to see how other agvocates make use of social media for their brands, causes, and  general ag awareness. … Continue reading

Preferred Content


Here at MouseInMyPocket, I’m always trying to decide what topics to write about.  I have a bit of erratic personality – so I tend to write posts about lots of different topics.  That’s everything from agriculture to crafting, from food … Continue reading