I can feel the cold grip of winter loosening its hold here in northeast Nebraska. We had an extremely nice winter, but I am still happy to see spring. Below are some sure signs that spring has arrived at the farm…. #5-The cattle in the feedyard and pasture scare me because they are laying flat … More Top Signs It Is Spring On the Farm
We have had an exceptionally mild winter (2011-12) here in my part of Nebraska. We are getting rain instead of snow. We had a family campfire at Christmas. Hubby was even running the irrigation pivot in January in order to get some much-needed moisture into the soil for our pastures and newly-seeded grass. Hubby recently … More Why a John Deere Girl Should Never Drive a Red Tractor
Valentine’s Day on the farm does include all of the normal gifts like flowers and chocolate, but farmers and ranchers often show their creativity on this day. Here is a listing of Valentine gifts for farm wives. I have gotten some of these, but other submissions came from farm wife friends and relatives. Believe it … More Farm Wife Valentine Gifts
After I published the post “Top 10 Things You Will Never Hear a Farmer Say“, I received so many nice responses from friends on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress that I just had to share. Here are some more things you will never hear a farmer say…. I’ll get that fixed for you right away (Kelly … More More Things You Will Never Hear a Farmer Say
Nothing makes me more nervous than when a piece of machinery breaks down. My nerves have nothing to do with slowed progress or the cost of repairs. No, my nerves are because I might be asked to “go for parts”. Growing up, I can remember accompanying my mother on more than one “parts run”. At … More Going For Parts
lawn maintenance or garden prep involves a tractor and large implement hooked behind it you have recipes that call for butter by the “stick” you have successfully engaged 3rd gear in the old International 1086 tractor (especially if you grew up as a John Deere girl) your car always contains a pliers, knife, and electric … More You Might Be a Farm Wife If….
In honor of Mother’s Day 2011, here is my tribute to farm mothers (including mine) A Farm Mom…. –can bandage a child’s knee, splint a baby bird’s broken leg, and dehorn a calf –will build a campfire, build a doghouse, and build a child’s self-esteem by letting them think that they built it –can tuck … More A Farm Mom….
10. That’s OK, I have enough seed corn caps 9. Hi honey, I’m home from the auction and I didn’t buy anything 8. My boots? I took them off in the garage 7. This tastes just as good as Mom used to make 6. Ballroom dancing lessons? What a great idea 5. Do these coveralls … More Top 10 Things You Will Never Hear a Farmer Say