Yesterday I attended a learning circle centered on conservation and farmland leasing with female landowners. I found out late last week I would be filling in for one of the University faculty members I work with as the facilitator for part of the discussion. While I know a fair amount about the topic in general… Continue reading Out of Comfort Zone Learning
The girls’ excitement for “Papa’s Pig Barn” has been building for more than six months! Yes, that's a really long time for little girls to wait! Brett’s dad did nearly all of the preparation work for the new hog building his parents built behind our home. He spent much of last summer building a new… Continue reading Papa’s Pig Barn
This million dollar question is from every person who isn’t familiar with farm life. Well, they go on holiday, right? How about a trip to Hawaii, Florida, or Galapagos (actually my parents just went after dreaming of it for 40 years)? Yes, my farmer gets to slow down a bit in the winter. Maybe you… Continue reading What’s My Farmer Do in the Winter?
Halloween is right around the corner. Part of the fun of Halloween at our house and many houses around the United States is carving pumpkins! If you plan to carve pumpkins, you’ve probably been to a store or pumpkin patch to buy those pumpkins. I’m very fortunate because my dad is a master pumpkin… Continue reading The Perfect Pumpkin
As an Ag Teacher, one of the most common questions I hear is "why are we doing this?" Forestry, a category under the Natural Resources career pathway, is a unit where I listen to students try to convince me they don't use trees and trees don't effect them. Aside from trees helping to purify our… Continue reading What’s a Forestry Contest?