Category Archives: Women in Agriculture

Thought of the Week

“If you’re looking for my wife, find the dogs. Wherever they are is where you’ll find her.” -BossMan

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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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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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And Then There’s Dolly…

You may remember Dolly the Ewe – she was a rescue from the animal shelter.  She had been found abandoned and frozen to the ground, emaciated, with 50 pounds of wool hanging from her.   You can read about Dolly; Pinto … Continue reading

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Farmer Mary

A beautiful photograph of Farmer Mary Hillebrecht of Escondido, California.  Mary was profiled in December, 2013 (see “Meet the Farmers and Ranchers” page).  She is a citrus and avocado grower, as well as an organizer of several successful farmers’ markets … Continue reading

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Mothers-of-the-Year

Happy Mothers Day, Ladies!  I would like to tell you about two mothers who I hope you’ll agree are pretty special. The first is #901, the mother of our triplet lambs.  #901 was one of my favorite ewes and sadly … Continue reading

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Lambing is Done

It’s finally over, and it went great.  In the end, they’re all nursing, the mothers are healthy and holding their weight well.  We have little lambs all over the place; they really do frolic, leap and jump, and it’s easy … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Cowgirl is a condition of the heart. -Joyce Gibson Roach

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Things Farmers Just Know

As in every industry, there is a huge list of scientific and home-grown know-how farmers must have to succeed.  Here is a short list of a few of those skills.  Share them with your non-farm friends!  They’re certain to get … Continue reading

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Said By A Farm Kid…

  The grandmother, while loading lambs to take to market, tore a rip along the top of her right ring finger.  Down to the bone.  No tendons damaged.  Lots of blood.  But, it stopped bleeding pretty quickly, didn’t hurt too … Continue reading

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