Category Archives: Farm

Baling Hay

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It’s been a good haying year so far… here we are baling our second cutting. That’s our niece riding the rack with Tyler. First time she’s done hay, but as she’s studying equine therapy, she said she’d like to know where the feed comes from!

Straight Winds / Tornado

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This post was published December 22, 2013, but is backdated to the date our farm got hit with a “wind event.” ~ed On May 20, hours after a series of tornadoes swept through Oklahoma, our farm in Central Illinois was hit with straight winds (with some possible rotation) estimated between 80-120mph. About 48′ of our large machine shed was ripped… Read more »

Chad’s Bees

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Chad built a beehive earlier this year and ordered a hive of bees (along with a queen). It was fascinating watching him handle them (calmly!). Unfortunately, the bees did not “take” to the hive, and left after about a month.


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I spent a pleasant five hours or so muttering around the hay field this weekend with the 8N and Van Brundt, drilling in some orchard and brome grass on top of last years seeding of alfalfa. We got a bit of rain today, with more forecast for tomorrow.