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Learn Everyday: about tobacco

Learn Everyday:  about tobacco

Growing up in Kansas I was surrounded by fields of wheat and milo.  Life in Nebraska and our travels around the midwest has shown me the beauty of corn and soybeans.  One crop I’m NOT familiar with?  Tobacco. Burley and dark, they’ve got it in…

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The beauty of the earth

The beauty of the earth

I hope I never become blind to the beauty of rural America.  

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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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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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When pigs take a picture

When pigs take a picture

Chad and I are off to Canada early this morning. We’ll be up at Crystal Spring for a week, (hopefully) creating solutions to a few problems. I’ll report back soon. Until then, here’s this lovely couple, who I imagine are having a dialogue very much…

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Ride Along Report

Ride Along Report

I seriously don’t know how people even did early mornings before travel mugs or Starbucks.  Early mornings, we are not friends.  Iced coffee, I love you. The sky was incredible as we headed east across Iowa. Zero filter or touch ups on this one. This…

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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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Meanwhile, in Kansas

Meanwhile, in Kansas

Corn taller than knee-high turned to golden waves of wheat as we headed toward Kansas. I knew harvest had wrapped up at home so we stopped just north of the state line so I could take pictures. So beautiful. Kansas girl, through and through. Close…

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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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