Monday, July 28, 2014

Fire in the hayfield




It was a hot, dry day--perfect for making hay! With temperatures near 104 we worked hard to cut the nutritious summer grass in the morning so it could dry and we could make it into bales by that evening.

But something went wrong...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wildflowers are perfect in our prairie home landscape



Native Butterfly Milkweed transplanted to my yard. Butterflies really do love it!
Confession....I'm not a good gardener. In fact, I'm a pretty horrible gardener! I always have great intentions of having a beautifully manicured lawn and lush vegetable garden. But then life happens.

Friday, July 18, 2014

I got dirty on the farm

The following is a guest post by my good friend Nicky Tiffany who writes from a Kansas feedyard.




When the Kansas Livestock Association called to ask if we'd serve as a host family for the Kansas Farm Food Connection "Get The Dirt" Contest giving one lucky urban family a behind the scenes, fun packed day on the farm, we said "Of course!"...
And then the madness ensued!

You know what I'm talking about- What will they want to do? Do we need to feed everyone? Will they come to the house or just the feedyard? Exactly HOW many people are coming? Wait a minute... What did we just agree to??

Let's talk!

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