East Coast Tour – Day 2 & 3

East Coast Tour – Day 2 & 3

Our meetings have taken us through Pennsylvania and across Maryland. It was a beautiful drive. We’re headed down through Virginia today. The Shenandoah Valley was just stunning this morning.

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Sunshine & sunflowers

Sunshine & sunflowers

Every Monday needs a little sunshine. We found these beauties growing along the road in Iowa. These insects (lygus bugs) could pose a problem on a field of confection sunflowers. Lucky for the bugs, these are wild(sun)flowers. I’m always thankful for bright spots of beauty…

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Beautiful day for a drive

Beautiful day for a drive

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

I got sick on our trip and I lost my voice and am still recovering, so a Mostly Wordless Wednesday feels appropriate today. Chad’s mother’s family farmstead near Brookings, SD. We stopped for a quick look on our way home from Canada.

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Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms

Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms

Today marks the grand opening of The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana. National Hog Farmer notes that the new pig center is designed to show visitors firsthand how a modern pig production facility operates and highlights the treatment and well-being of…

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Telling the story

Telling the story

We’ve spent the last week at Crystal Spring colony in Manitoba, where their world-famous* wet/dry hog feeders are manufactured. The colony is beautiful in the summer – even the driveway leading into the colony is picturesque this time of year. Quarterly meetings and the usual…

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All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful

Fairly certain country roads in South Dakota today is what the lyricist was talking about with the bright and the beautiful. I love rural America.

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NPIC reports

NPIC reports

I blogged for Swineweb.com while Chad and I were at the National Pork Industry Conference this week. Read my reports here: NPIC Preview NPIC Day 1 NPIC Day 2 NPIC Day 3

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Going on a ride along

Going on a ride along

We’re going on a ride along today. Basically, this means we’ll spend the day with an integrator who uses the Crystal Spring wet/dry feeder, driving around to various sites to visit their growers’ barns. (I see a number of white tyvek marshmallow suits in my…

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Scenes from the road

Scenes from the road

We adventured across Iowa & Minnesota yesterday, leaving Omaha early in the morning for a long day of meetings and driving. Iowa has lots of windmills.  Just one of these bad boys can produce enough power for 500 homes.  That’s a lot. We got to…

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