Category Archives: Farm

Winter Chores

Today was cold.  Despite the fidget temperatures and working outside for most of the day I have managed to stay comfortably warm by wearing layers of clothes and of course taking a couple breaks to warm back up. Weighing on … Continue reading

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Pictures from around the farm…

The weather has made for an exciting July on the farm.  After 16 days of rain we were finally able to enjoy a full day of sunshine today, a sure cause for celebration!!!  We were able to get a half … Continue reading

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Blocking ‘ag gag’ laws may prolong abuse

Growing up on a farm, one of my biggest responsibilities was tending to the animals in our family’s care. At times livestock can be unpredictable in ways that are both amusing and frustrating, but much like a parent cares for … Continue reading

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Farm Spring in pictures.

Well its been awhile since I have posted much about the farm, so a quick update! All the corn is planted and growing. Soybeans are all in the ground, some a second time and after this most recent downpour we … Continue reading

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All covered in Poop.

We had a cow bloat this morning. I don’t know if she ate to much last night, or just was laying the wrong direction for to long and the gases in her rumen could not escape. Nonetheless she was stuck … Continue reading

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As seen on TV!

That’s right, Haley Farms was recently on TV! Things can be very busy on the farm during planting season there are some things that are worth taking a few moments out of the day for.   This was definitely the case when we … Continue reading

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On top of a grain bin – Wordless Wednesday

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How many cows do I have?

How many cows do I have? This is a question that I face quite often. The simple answer, of course, is that I have no cows. While my grandfather often talked about a few shorthorn cows he and his grandfather … Continue reading

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Visitors On The Farm, Oh My!

Recently a good friend I met online, Ryan Goodman, asked an interesting question on his popular blog Agriculture Proud: “How would you farm differently if a total stranger (non-farmer/rancher) followed you around all day?” I found this an interesting question. … Continue reading

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Occupy Combine: The Movement

There is a new movement afoot throughout rural America. Every fall, millions of farmers climb In their combine, head to the field and harvest their crops. Over the past couple of years, though, farmers began to add to this annual tradition by embracing … Continue reading

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