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Friday, February 26, 2016

From The Farm Friday : n u m b e r 21

Today's post is coming in a little late and is not really related to our farm.
We will be supporting my husband's sister and her husband today as they host their annual bull sale.
So here is to a successful sale on a beautiful February day!!

bull sale
2015 Sale
2015 Sale
And if you would like to watch it online here is the link

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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Friday, February 19, 2016

From The Farm Friday : n u m b e r 20

From the Farm Friday is brought to you this week by Ember!!

Be sure to follow Ember on Instagram … 
Yes I made my dog an instagram page because otherwise my feed would be all of her!! 

Have a great weekend friends!! 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

From The Farm Friday : n u m b e r 19

So last weekend it decided to rain - yep you read that correctly. Legit rain showers the beginning of February, it is not something you see very often in North Dakota. This in turn made my front yard a skating rink and downright nasty!! So that brings us to Monday when I fell flat on my ass taking Ember out in the morning. Great way to start off the work week.

I have been so busy off the farm this week and Steve and I keep missing each other in passing with everything going on ... so I'm not too sure what has been going on farm-wise.
He did inform me we are up to 52 babies, and I know there have been some cows sold this week. Other than that, I'm clueless.

I hope you have had a good week - I'm looking forward to celebrating Steve's birthday this weekend and having Monday off for Presidents' Day!!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

From The Farm Friday : n u m b e r 18

Welcome to From the Farm Friday - now I hate to just come on here for shop talk ... but the weather had been so beautiful and it really felt like spring {and smelt like it too, aka the smell of thawing cow poop} and I say had because up until the illusive groundhog day it was lovely. Now, ever since it has been cold and snowy, but on the bright side Ember isn't a muddy mess anymore!!

Last week Steve and I went to the marketing day put on by the company I work for and it was super informative, however not too cheery. Farming, as one speaker put it, is coming out of the golden age. And in plain and simple terms, it will not be as profitable as it has been. Will this year make or break a lot of farming operations, in my personal opinion - yes I think it will. We as producers have been spoiled in this 'golden age' and in these years to come we will start to see more of the risk side associated with farming; the side of farming that generations before us managed to persevere through. I hope the smallest of farms, and the most clueless of marketers can come away from this 'ugly' year+ of farming unscathed; but if history even slightly repeats itself there will be some people who have no choice but to find work off of the farm. And. That. Sucks. Because these are the people who are helping feed the world, and the world is not getting any smaller!!

On a brighter note, we are not leaving the farm any time soon so you get to hear all about life here in our 4th generation farm house!!
The farm is bustling with little babies. These little creatures amaze me at how fast they grow; nursing and then walking within minutes - they are pretty astounding!! Right now we are up to 44 babies and counting.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and I will see you all next week!

Is there anything you would like to see in From The Farm Friday? Any burning questions about life here on the farm? Let me know in the comments below

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tea with Mrs. Laura B

Friends, I am so glad you could join me for a hot cup today! Sit down, relax and let's chat!!

coffee date, tea date, tea, coffee

// If We Were Having Tea I would tell you I have felt like a crazy person lately with all I have going on. Relay for Life - IF gathering - busy season at work - personal stuff and Life in general … whew! So, we would get all the heavy lifting off our chests right away. Tell me what has been weighing on you, I'm all ears…

// If We Were Having Tea Phil the groundhog would probably come up in conversation and I would call him out on his BS job because really, it was 40+ degrees Monday and yesterday didn't even get to 30 and it snowed. Spring better be back today guy!!

// If We Were Having Tea we would talk about our current favorite songs. Mine is If We're Honest by Francesca Battistelli and has been since my sister and I saw her in concert last September. Her voice is beautiful and this song is just, breathtaking - I cried when I heard her sing it!! What is your current song on repeat??

// If We Were Having Tea I would ask your favorite exercise?! I really need to get back into something. Occasionally I go to zumba {occasionally is used VERY loosely and I haven't been since before Thanksgiving} and I have a yoga mat because I did that once or twice. I have such a sedentary job {and lifestyle} that I need to start doing something because I'm so stiff and sore. So, fill me in on what keeps you active.

// If We Were Having Tea we would talk about my sister's upcoming September wedding - it is coming so fast!! I can't wait, she found her dress in January and details are coming together!!

// If We Were Having Tea I would ask if you've read these posts by some of my favorite ladies: A Choice; by Kenzie : The Things I'm Willing To Struggle For; by Samantha : And Then All of A Sudden, I Wasn't Anymore; by Erin

// If We Were Having Tea there would be stuff I talk about that I haven't shared on the blog yet - but my drafts are getting full so in due time I hope I can find it in me to click Publish!!

// If We Were Having Tea I would tell you that this community that you are a part of {blog readers and writers} is amazing and I have some irreplaceable friendships because of it so thank you!! And for those of you that I've had the pleasure of meeting - well you are such a blessing. Speaking of, I get to see Erin this weekend because she is coming to IF and I CAN'T WAIT!!
Speaking of IF - do you plan to attend an IF : Local or the Texas event this weekend? I can't wait to host my first event and unite with all these Godly women!!

Thank you so much for joining me for tea, I hope we can catch up again soon!
Have a glorious rest of your week and comment with any prayer requests and we will be sure to include you in our prayers at the IF gathering!!

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