4th of July

4th of July

Team Wastell enjoyed a day off with good friends –  ladder ball, grilled brats and burgers, pretty sunsets, tasty beverages, and lots of fireworks. Great birthday party, America.

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Can I eat your boot?

Can I eat your boot?

A pig’s tale in 4 parts. Part 1:  Find an unsuspecting victim.  In this case, my husband, who totally knows what’s about to go down. Part 2: Everything is more fun with a buddy!  Sniff the boot. Part 3:  Take a test nibble. Part 4:…

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A piglet takes a nap

A piglet takes a nap

I met this little guy last week in Iowa.  He was cute as can be, as most pigs under 60 pounds are, I think. Soon he lay his head on the slats. All tuckered out.  It was a total “But Mom, I’m not tired!” moment….

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More scenes from the road

More scenes from the road

We started off our morning right with a stop at Carl’s Bakery. Donuts, cinnamon rolls and apple fritters, oh my! We stopped by a farm to help a customer with some water flow issues he was having.   It was a good morning to be…

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Chicken dialogues

Chicken dialogues

I was following the Twitter feed from a panel discussion at the Food Dialogues in Chicago last week, and a tweet about the issue of labeling for marketing vs education reminded me of something I noticed while grocery shopping a few weeks ago. Consider this chicken,…

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Meet a Farmer: Larry

Meet a Farmer:  Larry

Hi, Larry. Larry has a wean-to-finish facility near West Point, NE.  Nearly 10,000 pigs are under his care – 6,600 of which live at the site we visited last week. His barns are filled with Crystal Spring Water-Space feeders, and he calls his Pro Sort…

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Bacon: ICYMI

Bacon:  ICYMI

In case you missed it, last week BuzzFeed (in a sponsored post from Oscar Mayer, I’m pretty sure) featured 10 movie romances made better with bacon. It’s just perfect for a Friday. I mean really, what isn’t better with bacon? My favorite? A scene from…

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On the farm

On the farm

A grower who’s interested in a Pro Sort system joined us at a site near West Point, NE today for a barn tour. It was a beautiful day for a drive. I love rural America. Except when there’s no data service. Then I want to…

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Country roads

Country roads

I found these pictures on my phone from a customer visit trip in Iowa last month.  I love rural America.

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