#WordlessWednesday: Sit Still

Train tracks run east-west about a mile north of our farm. Some say freight trains pass by every 15 minutes during the day.  I’m inclined to agree.  To get to my in-laws place and the farm shop, we have to cross these tracks.  My brother-in-law has taken to tracking how much time he spends in a day stopped at a crossing waiting for a train. Continue reading

Flat Aggie: All About Sheep

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from Uptown Farms to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

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#MotivationalMonday: Pep Talk From The Farm Princess

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#MotivationalMonday:  My farm princess keeps her daily pep talk taped to her bedroom door.  I have heard her repeat this with gusto.  If that’s how she needs to start the day, so be it.  Go You!

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The Different Types of Corn

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When people ask, “What do you grow on your farm?”  I respond, “corn and soybeans” because that is what we grow.  But it always seems like folks are waiting for me to add, “pigs, cows, wheat, oats” – something else.  … Continue reading

Flat Aggie: All About Goats

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s report from Southern California at Nadadrop Ranch to bring these Agmazing Adventures to life! Continue reading

Flat Aggie: All About Eggs

With each Flat Aggie report, I’ll be putting together a list additional resources, websites, recipes, books, and activities.  Use this with Flat Aggie’s visit north of the border to an egg farm to bring this Agmazing Adventures to life! Classroom Activities & Resources From Illinois Ag in the Classroom: Continue reading

Wanted: Farm Wife. No Experience Necessary

Episode 2 of The Bachelor aired last night. From the looks of social media today no one seems to be holding out much hope that a future farm wife will be found in this mix of girls.

I can’t bring myself to watch. Last night’s big competition was a bikini tractor race. Really? That inspiration had to have come straight from a bad country music video. Continue reading