Posts Tagged ‘farmer’

An Agriculture Snapshot: Sweet Corn Harvest

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
All across the United States, farmers rise with the sun, walk out the door, and into their business. I was home visiting my dad, when I had the opportunity to “rise with the sun” to pick a day’s worth of sweet corn. Once a farmer’s daughter, always a farmer’s daughter. I was happy help...with camera in hand. We were in the machine shed by 5:00 AM to do the morning chores and to get everything ready before the corn picking crew arrived at 5:30. (more…)

Planting Food for Thought

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
It finally arrived! I had been anticipating the CHS magazine with a feature story on the Nutrients for Life “mommy blogger” (that’s me). It’s not every day your blog is featured in a Fortune 100 company magazine with a circulation of 235,000. I quickly thumbed through and found the article. I called my three girls to the kitchen and showed them the article. They giggled and recalled the photo shoot with CHS photographer, David Lundquist. This “mommy blogger” is humbled and honored to be featured by CHS Inc. (more…)

Fighting Flood Waters

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
One of my oldest, dearest, childhood friends, Tina, married a farmer and is living the farm life in western Iowa. During our youth, she spent many hours on our farm. Tina thrived on fresh air and the nature that one can experience being in the country. She still embraces these things as she is a naturalist at a state park and a farmer. (more…)

Texas Wildflower Drought

Monday, April 25th, 2011
We lived in Texas for four years while continuing our college educations. When moving from the Midwest to the South, I had no idea I would fall in love…with wildflowers. More specifically, the Texas bluebonnets and their sidekick the Indian paintbrush. The pair brings color to the Texas landscape with breath-taking intensity. Each spring they display beauty along the Texas highways and fields. (more…)