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Last summer two college grads, Lake and Catrin, were biking from NYC to California visiting farms along the way. Caught in a sudden summer storm, they ended up on our front porch and we shared an interesting discussion about food … Continue reading
Growing up, volunteering was as much a part of our lives as farming. I remember Dad rushing in after chores for a quick shower, bite to eat and splash of Old Spice cologne, then out the door to another late night meeting. He has served on every board imaginable – county farm bureau, fair association, township, school board, regional school board, pork producers. He did it because he felt that if he wanted a say, then maybe he should put in the time. Novel idea, don’t you think?
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After Grandpa Ray died, Grandma June started to label things. We’d be over for a birthday dinner and one of us would remark, “I really like this picture frame.” The next time we visited a label with the admirer’s name … Continue reading
Obviously, I’m a bit behind in my posting of it, but in case you haven’t heard today is National Ag Day. I write that a bit in jest since my social media newsfeeds are nothing but Ag Day posts and well wishes.
This year’s theme was 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed. As the sun’s rays stretched across our fields on this 84th day of the year, I was thinking less about seven billion mouths and more about the two that begged for a “different breakfast” before school this morning. They settled for a homemade version of an egg mcmuffin.
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Last week the headline That Awkward Moment When You Realize It Takes Almost Nothing to Fix Food In America popped up in my newsfeed. Curious, I clicked and found an easy-on-the-eyes infographic titled Plant the Plate that pieced together how … Continue reading
Would You Rather games are quite popular these days. The premise is to ask a question that poses a rather impossible situation or just a silly scenario.
Would you rather drive a moped on a tight rope or go over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
Would you rather be Luke Skywalker or Harry Potter?
Today, our farm boy brought home a “Would You Rather” worksheet from school. The students had to write their own question and then answer it. Our farm boy wrote: “Would you rather be the best at ski jumping but never get to the Olympics OR be able to compete in the Olympics but not win a medal?” Continue reading
It’s FFA Week and from the looks of my social media newsfeeds, alumni members are pulling out the photos from days of yore and blue and gold jackets. I sat down to write yet another tribute the organization that changed my life, but instead decided to reshare something I wrote last June. It sums up FFA, its mission and its impact (as in makes a dent) on the lives of students.
Read “What’s In A Jacket?“.