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Getting Ready for the storm

I don’t what the weather is doing in your area, but here in Southeast Kansas we went from low 70’s yesterday to a high of 37 degrees today and then tomorrow they are calling for rain/ice through Saturday…..YUCK! Here’s…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hope you are all doing well. I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a while. The truth is I have been working on a post, but it’s a little longer and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and…

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Barn yard walks with the kids

I feel like things have been slow around here, but really that’s never the case. We finished combining soybeans just before Thanksgiving and then went straight into weaning calves. Then you throw in getting ready for Thanksgiving, the kids…

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 Grazing Corn Residue

  Corn harvest in Southeast Kansas often happens in mid-August to mid-September. And when you are harvesting your hope is that you will get ever single kernel of corn…. But sadly that’s not what happens. Shooting out the back…

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Pie Crust – Gluten Free Style

It’s hard to believe it’s November, which means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and what comes with the holidays…. PIES!!! Being gluten free can be a struggle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have good…

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Rainy Day During Harvest 

Wednesday morning it rained. not that we were needing or wanting rain, but it came anyway. The one good thing about it was I already had our mid-way ultrasound for #4 scheduled for that morning, so since it rained…

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Reality during Harvest 

This is what my kitchen looks like way too often during the busy times… It’s kinda embarrassing showing this picture, but this is my life… I usually have five million other things going on. Things outside like my garden,…

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Soybean Harvest 2016

Soybean harvest is finally in full swing around here in Southeast Kansas.We had a bunch of rain about two weeks ago, the ground is just now getting to where we don’t sink to China when we drive on it.…

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Starting Again

So it has been almost two years since I last blogged. I was formerly at janetphillips.blogspot.com Life got busy and I had other responsibilities that were taking up my time along with just some craziness on the farm in…