Plotting for Profit

Plotting for Profit via thefarmerslife.com

It has been said a financial portfolio should be diversified to protect the investment and cast a greater net for profit.  We do something like that on our farm even though on the surface we may not seem very diverse.  Yes we raise corn, soybeans, popcorn, and wheat.  But break it down further to find […]

Farm Week in Pictures 01/24/2015

Soybeans via thefarmerslife.com

The tail end of January has mostly consisted of moving sold grain off the farm and to some of the different places we market our crops.  Corn and soybean prices recovered some so we sold some of our stored crop and have been spending our days getting it delivered. One of the seed companies we […]

Farm Week in Pictures 01/11/2015

Winter Farm via thefarmerslife.com

Suddenly it’s 2015 at the farm. One week we are trying to spend the right amount of money to ease our tax burden while making wise purchases and wrapping up a bunch of 2014 business and the next week we are cleaning out the filing folders for all the paperwork flooding our mail since January […]

Pork Loin on Pit Barrel Cooker

Pork Loin via thefarmerslife.com

I’m not a chef by any means, but I do love good food.  Actually cooking isn’t really even a hobby of mine, but that may change after eating this pork loin from my new Pit Barrel Cooker.  Our friends have one of these cookers, and after spending Labor Day weekend eating from theirs I put […]

Farm Week in Pictures 12/20/2014

John Deere Combine via thefarmerslife.com

We’ve been working outdoors again in some nicer weather this past week.  Various types of farm work including tillage, rock picking, and cleaning equipment are all part of the mix.  Not pictured is all the year-end paperwork and our decision-making process about trading some of our equipment before the calendar turns to a new year. […]