Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring is in the Air

Here in upstate NY, the weather is bouncing all over the spectrum. There is still about 8 inches of accumulated snow on the ground, but the temperatures have warmed to 35 degrees today with about 45 degrees expected on Monday. Snow flurries are still floating but it is going to rain on Monday. Just can't wait for warmer weather!
It is great to finally be able to let the animals out to roam around and gather up some of this sunshine! It makes me feel happy, but reminds me of all the work inside that needs to be done now. Barns to be cleaned, spring cleaning in the house, bedding that needs to be aired on the line, windows that are dirty and on the list rambles.

Needless to say...I am just waiting for the snow to melt enough to show me those spring crocus! The first color! Oh, how I miss the flowers!

This winter has been a roller coaster ride, with everything. So many good days follow by miserable bad days. Being raised a pessimist, it is difficult sometimes to get up that steep side of the mountain but, the new optimist in me bad day will always result in a good day that follows!

Headed off to the Farm Show tomorrow to look at new machinery and implaments! Maybe even get a new hat and t-shirt while I am there. The great thing is, I will get to visit with some of the guys that I deal with all the time on the phone! Always nice to be able to chat with people I know. Can't wait to get a look at some of the other new stuff that is out there in the Ag-world too. I will update on anything that is new and really interesting...and maybe even fill ya in on the new equipment purchases!

Have a fantastic day! God bless!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where does your food come from?

An excellent topic! Do you know where your food comes from?

Let's see....Cereal, Eggs, Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Oatmeal, Apples, Oranges, Cheese, Yogurt, Milk, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Rice, and the list goes on and on....where does it all come from? All of those things listed and many more are produced every year from family run farms right here in the United States. A little known fact, 99% of farms are still family owned and operated. There are 7,000 of those farms across the United States. Now considering those factors, please watch the video below and remember the next time you go to the grocery local fruits and vegetables when you can and when they aren't available purchase US products. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARM FAMILY TODAY!