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Romantic and Thoughtful Ideas for the Country Boy

Are you worried your country boy won’t come through with a romantic Valentine’s Day? Romantic Valentine’s Day surprises from you might just be the ticket.  Your country boy might need help in the romance department. Or he might need no help at all. But, have you ever thought about doing something nice for him on Valentine’s …

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Agriculture & Football: The Legacy from the Beginning to Now

You may be a football fan. But are you a fan of agriculture & football?  Well, agriculture (ag) made football. No bull. From the playing field to the yummy tailgate food and fun, ag has played an important role since the very beginning. Types of agriculture used to make the game of football happen includes …

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Veterinarian Relationship: Why It Matters?

If you raise livestock, how well do you know your veterinarian?  A good veterinarian and producer relationship is extremely vital to any livestock operation. Disease outbreaks or other problems can occur at any time. No matter how careful the livestock operation manages day-to-day tasks. You never know what will happen in any given time. I …

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7 Ways Teamwork Makes or Breaks Farmlife

Every farm operation is different and constantly changing. One thing that does not change is the need for teamwork on the farm. Teamwork makes or breaks farmlife.  It takes a team to successfully manage farms. Farms size is growing while the number of farms are decreasing. While the average age of the farmer is still …

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Small Town Equals Big Eats

World famous pie. Super-size cinnamon rolls. Small-town hospitality. That is what you get when you travel to Dover, Kansas. An “unincorporated” town just southwest of the capitol city of Topeka, it is a tiny, quiet village famous for having amazing pie. Small town equals big eats. Dover, Kansas has amazing food. It’s comfort food. Like what Pioneer …

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How Small Town Leadership Provides Halloween Celebrations to Remember

I have been thinking quite a lot about how small town leadership provides Halloween celebrations to remember.  Small town leadership is so pivotal in the success of any rural community. Although I grew up in the country, I still visited my small town nearly every day growing up. And since my family owned (and still owns) …

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How to Toddler Proof Christmas Trees

Little one on the move? You need some tips to toddler proof Christmas trees in your home.  Toddler proof Christmas trees Are you missing ornaments from your Christmas Tree? Or maybe you’re worried about your most valuable keepsakes breaking. Let me guess. You have a toddler in the house. Or maybe just a cat who …

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4 Easy Steps to Humanely Harvest Meat Birds

Looking for an easy way to humanely harvest meat birds? Humanely harvest meat birds in just four easy peasy steps. Why? Because having your own fresh home raised chicken in your freezer is so worth it. Each year, we feed about 25 chickens for eight weeks and then harvest them ourselves. Here’s a week by week …

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