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Farm Week in Pictures 10/18/2014

Popcorn Harvest via thefarmerslife.com

We kept somewhat busy during a wet week.  Rain kept us away from harvest Sunday through Saturday.  Our farm has been really wet. Wet Week View the story “East 80 Wet” on Storify High water alert.  Just 2″ of rain made everything wet.  Our soils have been close to saturated since heavy rains came ahead […]

Farm Week in Pictures 06/21/2014

No-Till Corn via thefarmerslife.com

We had a busy week on the farm.  We tended to our field borders, walked popcorn for rocks, inspected the growing crop, learned about the latest tech, fixed broken things, and I finished the week by heading over to Illinois for some additional education on unmanned aerial vehicle use in agriculture. Protecting the Border Each […]

Where Did Your Oscar Party Popcorn Come From?

Popcorn Ear

Are you hosting or attending an Oscar party tonight?  If so maybe you’ll be partaking in the popular movie treat known as popcorn, and there’s some small chance our family farm may have raised that popcorn!  Each year we dedicate somewhere between 10-15% of our acreage to popcorn production.  Growing popcorn isn’t much different from […]

We Bought The Farm

Bought The Farm via thefarmerslife.com

None of us have shed our mortal coils, but we have bought the farm.  A particular farm anyway.  One field to be exact.  We made an offer on an 88 acre tract Saturday, and it was accepted on Monday.  So we’ll be farming just a bit more in 2014! This farm was put up for […]