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

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

Spinning a Yarn

natural dyes

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower … Continue reading

Country Wining and Dining

old-fashioned country kitchen

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because … Continue reading

Separating the Sheep from the Goats


This week, we’re going to cover Chapter #5 of Julia Rothman’s book, Farm Anatomy.  It is, at 64 pages, the longest chapter in the book.  This chapter is all about animals, covering: animal terms parts of a rooster comb styles … Continue reading

Young Farmers Conference 2012

yf conference registration

Matt & I went to the 2012 Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Conference in Indianapolis last weekend.  It was a lot of fun!  This year was another record breaking year for the conference with 631 registered attendees and 100+ kids. … Continue reading

Tools of the Trade


This week we’re going to be covering the 3rd chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman – Tools of the Trade.  This is the chapter that talks about: Tractors Tractor Implements How to plow a field Inside a Combine Other … Continue reading

Raised in a Barn


This week we’re reviewing the second chapter of Julia Rothman’s book Farm Anatomy. Raised in a Barn covers: Barn styles Timber construction Trusses Barn doors, bracing, and hardware Barn cupolas Barn birds Farm buildings Animal housing Feeders Fencing This particular … Continue reading

Breaking Ground


Today I am bringing you the first Chapter of Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman.  As I mentioned last week the entire book is full of beautiful and useful illustrations (or infographics) to help explain the basics – and not so … Continue reading