Category Archives: Farm Families

Thought of the Week

Careful is the naked man climbing a barbed wire fence.  Of course if you’re a naked man climbing a barbed wire fence, it’s a little late for caution! Advertisements

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#27 Pinto the BlogDog – You Say Placenta, I Say Deliciousness!

It’s that time of year again!  Placentas!  Placentas!  Placentas everywhere!  When a mamma ewe has her darling little lambys, after they are all delivered safely, the attendant (read: M’Lady) knows that delivery is finished when the ewe finally passes her placenta.  It’s … Continue reading

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Washington’s Fabulous Potatoes

Sure, I live in Idaho, the state of famous potatoes.  But our next door neighbor grows massive amounts of potatoes, too.  In fact, Washington has been declared to have “the world’s most productive potato fields.” About 250 Washington farms produced … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world is watching.” -Thomas Jefferson

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Thought of the Week

“As a farmer, it makes me feel good that all the long hours and risk we take to raise a crop is appreciated by the public.” -Drew Eggers, Farmer, Meridian, Idaho

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Why Farm Kids Make Great Employees

Inspired by the July 1, 2016 post by  Karly Hanson of https://raisedinabarn.org.  Editions and additions have been made to suit Kiss My Tractor. Whether your’s is an agricultural business or you’re involved in a different sector of our economy, farm … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Unbelief There is no unbelief. Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod, And waits to see it push away the clod, He trusts in God.

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Thought of the Week

“What kind of crazy people are we?  We put this seed out there in the ground, and we expect it to grow. That’s faith!” -Debbie Glover, farmwife, Bone Gap, Illinois

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Field Trip to the Palouse

Spring is more than halfway through.  The crops are growing.  We thought we’d best check on everything for you.    

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New Farm Stats

Thought you’d enjoy having some more statistics on farms and food, for your daily conversation with the world.  These figures are from 2012 USDA Ag. Census.     40% of all U.S. land is in farmland 97% of all farms … Continue reading

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