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Eagle in the Field

Eagle in the Field

Yesterday, Dave was plowing fields when he spotted an eagle. He stopped the tractor, got out, took a picture on his phone and sent it to me.  It made my day. Spring planting and waiting can be challenging.  This was a nice reminder to slow down so […]

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Soybean Planting and College Graduation

Soybean Planting and College Graduation

That is Lucas loading soybean seeds into the planter.  He  is our recent college graduate! After quite the educational journey, Lucas is back on the farm.  We are thankful! Dave was diagnosed with leukemia in the fall of 2014, one month into Lucas’ junior year at Iowa State […]

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Apple Tree Blossoms

Apple Tree Blossoms

I wish I could share the smell of this blossoming apple tree.  It is beautiful and smells incredible! Dave and I took a walk around the yard last week and took several pictures of this apple tree that sits on the edge of the grove. More to come […]

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Plowing the Fields

Plowing the Fields

I try to remember to ask God each morning to open my eyes to what He wants me to see, my ears to what He wants me to hear, my heart to what He wants me to recognize and feel, my hands to what He wants me […]

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Spring Planting

Spring Planting

He’s back! After having to sit on the sidelines last year, Dave is back in the tractor planting! We spent last Friday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.  Dave’s tests and reports were very good which put smiles on our face and the face of his Bone Marrow Transplant […]

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Welp Hatchery

Welp Hatchery

Meet my brother Kurt, and sister-in-law Sandy.  They owned and operated Welp Inc., a family poultry business, for over 25 years.  My Grandfather established the hatchery in 1929 and my parents continued operating the family business until their retirement in the late 1980’s. Recently, Kurt and Sandy transitioned Welp Inc. to […]

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Farm Community and March Madness

Farm Community and March Madness

Alexandra, Dave, Will, Sarah and Lucas March Madness is in the air!  One of my absolute favorite things about March is basketball playoffs and has it ever been an exciting week in Southern Minnesota!  Our youngest, Will, and his high school team are headed to the Boys […]

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Winter Morning Drive

Winter Morning Drive

Early, one recent Saturday morning, Dave asked me to go on a date.  I said yes, quickly slipped on my snow boots, threw a long, down, winter coat over my flannel pajamas, filled up my coffee cup, jumped in the pickup and off in the countryside we went. Over […]

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We Are Farmers

We Are Farmers

  We are farmers. We grow corn, soybeans and pigs. We live in the farmhouse my husband’s Grandparents built. Our sunrises and sunsets are glorious. Each season is unique and sometimes indescribable.  Join me as I share with you our journey on the farm.

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