Why a John Deere Girl Should Never Drive a Red Tractor

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

Going For Parts

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

A Farm Mom….

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….