Added by Shaun Hamlin on December 22, 2012 at 12:11pm — No Comments
First off, Happy Holidays everyone. Hope everyone is taking some time to enjoy family and other blessings in your life this season. We are trying to the best we can with all the craziness going on here. So since finding out that I am heading to the farm the day after Thanksgiving (blessings), and a week later having signed a lease for a place to live, things are moving really fast. Which is a good thing, but having to pack everything up knowing you are moving in less then a month is really…Continue
So, it would appear I'm not very good at keeping up with blogs if there isn't anything going on lol. But, life just got a little bit more interesting. Just to bring ya'll up to speed on what's been going on over the course of time. School, family, work, school, family, rinse and repeat. January of this year, my little boy was diagnosed Autistic and that took up a lot of our time just working through everything that comes with that and working on getting him the help he needs. While it has…Continue
Added by Shaun Hamlin on November 21, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
Added by Shaun Hamlin on November 21, 2012 at 4:34pm — No Comments
I'm 29 yrs old and I've reached a point in my life where I have some sort of control on what direction it's heading based on the decisions I make right now. Short Background: I am a single mom of a beautiful 10 yr old daughter who has recently moved to Northern California to live with her dad. For the past 10 years my daughter has been my #1 priority. It's been a big adjustment and after gathering my thoughts and organizing my emotions I have come to the light. Going from graduating…Continue
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http://www.iowastatedaily.com/opinion/article_6a15d0a8-10b3-11e2-819c-001a4bcf887a.html- Article written for the Iowa State Daily
Added by Andrew Lauver on November 13, 2012 at 10:26am — No Comments
The link provided is an opinion column written for the Iowa State Univeristy newspaper. Please provide suggestions for future agricultural opinion articles!
Added by Andrew Lauver on November 13, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
Season is almost over. The barn has been raised, the grain is in and so is the hay. We are about 30% less yield than the previous year except for the vegetables - we had plenty of those for some reason. Cleared the fence rows for the fields being put to grain next spring - heck of a job. Had not been done in 30 or 40 years. I wondered how our predecessors managed it without large equipment!? We are still on plan despite the weather and construction delays. We are spreading the manure and…Continue
Added by Stephan Tremblay on November 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Kentucky farming is something that has changed over many many years.
Most o my grandfathers still use mules and a plow.
Recently i have taught them to use my John Deere 5380 Tractor. and they Love it!!!
So, Does anyone rather prefer International or John Deere??? Or any other brands i may not be aware of???
I guess Im glad its over. Truthfully, its hard getting psyched up for next year. It was just a long year of radar watching. This was our fourth crop. Our yields have been on a steady down trend... In successive years corn 222bu 158, 105, 39 bushel per acre by year. Yes, that 39 bushels is not a misprint. It just never rained from June to september. My farming friends say "really"? I just reply someone had a drought... I guess Im the only guy with bad yields. My non farming…Continue
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Yes, I just read a few of the blogs already posted and wish to say that my husband Harry Horn developed one of the best Simm-Angus herds ever developed. He had 59 female Simm-Angus and Angus heifers and AI'd them to some of the top Simm-Angus in the nation. I think he knew he did not have long to live and was trying to fast track the herd. They all produced outstanding progeny, and our bulls were bruisers but gentle as lambs. He passed in February of 2011, but what a legacy he left. We…Continue
Whenever we get a new Successful Farming magazine in the mail, I check in the FFtheF section to see what's off the Network.
My husband, Terry always asks me when I check it what I've been whining about lately... LOL This issue was no different. I checked the quotes and I wasn't quoted. "Nothing." I said and made a face at him. THEN I looked at the article. Ohhhh... "Uh, I guess I am in here!" I said and handed him the magazine laughing. He is still going into the full time farming…Continue