Tag Archives: Iowa

Current Events (locally)

One of my honey bee mentors  reached out to me last week with an offer. He said he had an extra nuc (new colony of bees) that he would be willing to trade  for some apples come fall. (We have … Continue reading

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This morning

Saw this photo come across my Facebook feed this morning. Welcome to my world. Photo by Abeling photography I drive by that grain elevator almost daily.  DM        

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The question is…

Decided to scrap my other attempts at  “What have I learned the past several weeks” and come at it from a different angle.  🙂 ++++++++++++++ This is all farm related stuff I’ve learned as a direct result of the current … Continue reading

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The Good Gift

This will be short. Picture of our property in 1921. The young girl in the middle surrounded by chickens was the previous owner before we bought it.  Her name was Cecelia.   She never got married.  She loved cats.  Had over … Continue reading

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Beast Mode

I mentioned in the previous post, the bottom has dropped out of the cattle and hog market nation wide (due to (COVID-19).  Multiple packing plants are closed and farmers who have hogs ready for market are selling them for pennies … Continue reading

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This little piggy IS going to market

I remember  grandpa talking about having a truck load of hogs ready for market during the Great Depression and not being able to get $5.00 a piece.   That’s 280 pounds of live hog for $5.00.  By the time they paid … Continue reading

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Nothing new under the sun except, there is….

I have Sunchoke root stock for sale right now. That’s never happened before! 🙂 Very limited amount. $10 a pound plus postage.  If you happen to stumble across this post sometime in the future, don’t hesitate to reach out.  I … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Warnings

I love winter. (We’re currently under another winter storm warning. ) Travel is not recommended. I have no intention on going anywhere. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

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You and I and 99 red balloons

The wind was coming out of the Northeast when we released the  balloons.  Within 30 seconds, 80 of them were tangled  up in a pine tree, and that is as far as they went.   The rest of them got … Continue reading

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Hammer Mill

Two weeks ago, when I was going to work, a small wood chipper/ hammer mill caught my eye.  It was sitting in a row with some other used lawn equipment.  I decided to stop on the way home, just to … Continue reading

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