Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Just when I needed more meat for the 4th of July weekend, the processor has a two week lag period.


I have to remember that I must be patient, but it can certainly be difficult. I am comforted in that once I sell a majority of my summer sausages, that I will have a full freezer for which to fill. Its a learning process that I am getting used to and with a few new developments, I could be able to have more capacity.

Family will be home soon and with their arrival, summer weather. The winter wheat too is coming on very quickly. So many things going on and little time to get it all done. Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The impact of the rain recently has forced me to move the cattle much faster than I had planned. Life is a series of planning and re-planning. While I have a vision of how long my growing season will be and how long the cattle will be on each paddock and in each pasture, Mother Nature ultimately dictates exactly when and how often I'll move the cattle.

Aside from some flash rains, I've done a decent job of rotating the cattle before the paddock experienced too much podding. Podding is my connotation of the action the cattle do to the soil with their hooves.

Well back to the national conference I'm at. The author from Harvard, you know, the one in Massachusetts, has been telling a story of why students are succeeding. He's preaching to the choir here, but I hope others, particularly employers will take interest and help.

I know

I know, promises made, but not kept.

Well, I am here, recommitted to talk about not only the farm, but a myriad of topics that are on mind.

It could be what I've read, what I've seen or heard. The point is that I want to let you get a sense of what my thought process is in order that you have a deeper appreciation of sustainable agriculture.

I will be back in a few moments. I promise