Springing in to Action

We had quite a swing in weather this May. We are so grateful for some days to plant and some days in the low 80s to dry things up and help with some germination. It appears that the frost we received maybe singed some of the leaves but doesn’t appear to be hindering the plants. We are now waiting for the rain to stop, sun to shine and wind to blow to finish planting. Here’s a look at some of our activity.


The herb pots have been planted.


Tornado Clean-up…


We burned the giant brush fire from the debris we had from this fall’s tornado. Thank you to everyone who assisted with the brush clean-up. This allowed for us to open another field and plant it.

chicken pen

We have been busy cleaning up from the tornado damage from last fall. That includes rebuilding chicken pens. We finished a pen for the pullets, young female chickens.


In the Garden…


More ground was worked for the vining plants like squash and pumpkins.


Young radishes peeking out of the ground.



Lettuce growing.

Green beans shooting out of the ground and breaking open the seed pod.


Super sugar snap peas … a favorite.


In Other News…


The hens like to keep it interesting this was a very wavy hard shelled egg. It could also be described as wrinkly.



An interesting work trip took Kristin to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to visit with the communications team to learn how they communicate with America’s farmers. Here she is in the USDA TV studio.

5-21-19 seed sorting in 3rd grade

We led an agriculture in the classroom activity in Sam’s class about seeds. Here the students are doing a seed sorting activity. They learned many fascinating things about seeds from how different they look to how important it is to have good seed genetics so the seed and plant can grow in challenging conditions.


As part of the activity, we planted seeds in Sam’s class garden.

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