Posts Filed Under Livestock


What to Cook when there is Nothing in the Fridge and your Back Yard just Blew Away

I’m not a big believer in luck.  I believe everything happens for a reason and there is a purpose for everything that takes place in my life. However, I’m starting to believe in bad luck….

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Meet Marie! A Farmer From South Carolina!

Marie is a “colleague” of sorts as we are both volunteers for CommonGround. I was so happy she agreed to write up a little about herself as she is our first featured farmer from South…


Best Friends, Baking and Beef Cattle

I’d like to introduce you to my BFF since the 1st grade – Julie Mo! We met when we were 6 years old and are still laughing and giggling all these years later! This was a…

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Beef cows having babies

Springtime means that it’s baby time on our farm. We raise beef cattle, and we want all our calves to be born in the spring (spring calving). We hope that by the time the moms…

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How to Take Great Animal Photos

If you take a glance at the photos on my camera’s memory card, you’ll find a bazillion photos of my daughters and then a few thousand photos of our cows, pigs, horses, heck even our…


Back to my Roots

Meet Kristi from the blog Morrow Farm Fresh.   Kristi was raised on her families dairy farm in Pennsylvania, the same farm my mom was raised on. Yes, Kristi is my cousin! The farm has been…

From North Dakota Oilfields to Family Farmers

From North Dakota Oilfields to Family Farmers

The North Dakota oilfields make headlines about growth, jobs and opportunities. But the oilfields also provided an opportunity for a family to return full-time to farming. Growing up in a North Dakota small town, Erin…

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There’s turkeys on the banks of Squaw Creek!

He raises over 100,000 turkeys annually with help from her. She raises two little boys with help from him. Together, they run a family farm in the heart of central Iowa. Bart and Katie Olthoff…


Meet Peggy Greenway, a South Dakota Pork Farmer

Today I am proud to be blogging about a wonderful woman who is a part of the Ag industry here in South Dakota. She is a wonderful representation of SD Pork and I am so…

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Springtime Photo Shoot

Some of my favorite springtime photo subjects are our new calves. There’s nothing quite like catching a newborn calf, still damp from birth. Or watching those first tentative steps towards mom. Watching mom teach her…