Archive of ‘Growing Crops’ category

2019 Weather Update- It’s bad. Really bad.

Flooded corn

Hubs and I just sat down to talk about how the wet summer and fall in 2018 put us in a bad spot coming into 2019. Simply put, the weather kept us from harvesting enough feed for our animals. We had a plan for recovery, but Mother Nature is working against us. A brutally cold […] Read more…

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What is High Moisture Corn?


Did you know that there is more than one type of corn harvesting going on right now? On our farm we grow and harvest corn that will later be fed to our cows as a portion of their overall diet¬†called High Moisture Corn or HMC.¬†Unlike shell corn, which is harvested and stored in grain bins […] Read more…

Dirt: A love story.


Sometimes a text message like this one is all you need for a blog post to happen… First things first, let’s talk about testing our soil before we get into affairs of the heart. In the spring of each year we test our soil. This is not to see if any particular field should apply […] Read more…

Growing tomatoes on the tarmac.


During my travels I am taking lots of photos of things I think you might find interesting. Today I want to share with you a photo tour of a unique little spot I found inside of O’Hell O’Hare airport. According to O’Hare’s website, their aeroponic garden is the first in the world. I wasn’t sure […] Read more…

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