Cool New Stuff!

Jul 1, 2013 by

Doesn’t it just figure that as soon as I tell you guys I’ll be slowing down on the farm-related posts, God has other plans?

The day after I posted that blog, I was invited to the Illinois Farm Families training program in Bloomington.  Of course, I jumped on that offer and boy, am I glad I did!

This training/information session was SO right up my alley!  The advertising nerd in me really enjoyed hearing about why they chose each aspect of the Illinois Farm Families logo, watching focus group sessions discuss their opinions of farmERS vs. farmING.  I couldn’t help but look around wondering if everyone else was enjoying it as much as me.  I think they were. 🙂

I left with a binder full of information and even more respect for the ag community.

The following day, I was given the opportunity to blog for the Illinois Farm Families website,  What an honor!

Since people are always so interested in our popcorn growing/harvesting process, that’s what I decided to blog about this month.  Please feel free to check it out at

I hope you all check it out!  Illinois Farm Families is a wonderful organization and I’m so proud that they asked little old me to help them out!

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Snow Day!

Feb 27, 2013 by

Remember when you were a kid and snow days were the highlight of your whole life?

I still feel that way…though, in fairness, now that I’m a SAHM, I usually don’t HAVE to go anywhere when it snows and the roads are a mess.  So that helps. 🙂

For farmers, however, a snow day is really no different than any other day.  People seem to think that because the weather is bad that farmers must not have any work to do.  I get it.   Farming is, by nature, an outdoor career, after all!

Alas, planting season is coming soon and there is work to be done, albeit mostly indoors!  Today, Adam and his brother are scooping grain bins and trucking soybeans to the river.  When the snow melts and the ground thaws, it will be time to start spreading fertilizer and greasing the planter.

Desipte these flurries, spring is a’comin!

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Don’t Believe the Hype

Jul 6, 2012 by

Ever heard the old saying “knee-high by the 4th of July” in reference to the supposed desired height of corn?  Don’t believe the hype.  Although it’s a cute little rhyme, unfortunately, it’s nothing more.


Here’s the photographic evidence. 🙂



Even the weeds are more than knee-high! 🙂

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