A dose of winter finally made it’s way to Platte County last week. Badly needing the moisture, we’ve been waiting for it. Routine daily chores suddenly have to revert to an alternate plan. The distance between two points is no longer a straight line. The first challenge is traversing the mile and a half drivewayContinue reading “Winter Adventure on a Wyoming Ranch”
My farmer husband and I took a drive to a little farm show in Kansas City last week. Okay, so the trip was actually 2,000 miles and the little farm show was the Ag Connect Expo which drew a crowd of 11,000. But, who’s keeping track? We heard about Ag Connect through a direct mailing,Continue reading “Farmer Vacation to the Ag Connect Expo”
Last year for Christmas gifts I gave away little bags of pinto beans that we raised on our farm. I included a packet of Chugwater Chili seasoning and sewed cloth bags to put them in. I felt very crafty and accomplished. This did not happen this year. I was way behind. But that’s another story.Continue reading “Clean Beans Make A Happy Meal”
Chugwater‘s child labor force was comparing notes at the beef arena during the Platte County Fair in Wheatland, Wyo. They were so intent and cute with their chatter. This is our ag future. From RealRancher Donita Graves – Wheatland, Wyo.
My farmer husband and I have been irrigating all summer. And when I say “my husband and I,” I mean, mostly him, and rarely me. I have a cushy office job and he does the real work. However, I was along on one trip to help roll out plastic ditch in early July. I amContinue reading “On A Roll”
TOOL TIME! Ok, not quite, but I had to give a shout-out to that lovable and mishap-plagued Tim Allen. It’s irrigation time in Wyoming. We don’t usually get enough precipiation to irrigate row crops, so we use flood and pivot irrigation to bring on the green. My husband raises malt barley, corn, sugarbeets and pintoContinue reading “Does everyone know what time it is?”
The typical Wyoming ranch is a family affair. It’s survival depends on all family members uniting for the common cause of making a living off the land. Preceding generations pass to their descendants the love and respect for the land and the care of the animals stocked on that land to harvest the grass. IntermingledContinue reading “A Family Affair”