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 …

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 …

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 to fashion, to the adventures in my daily life.  For those of you that read Read More …

Spinning a Yarn

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 press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …

Country Wining and Dining

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 I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards).  Read More …

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 chicken breeds fresh eggs duck and goose breeds heritage turkeys parts of a beef animal Read More …

Young Farmers Conference 2012

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. The conference started on Friday night with fun and games.  There was a cornhole (bean Read More …

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 Machines Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking In the tool shed I found this particular chapter Read More …