Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

Cattle: The Ultimate Upcyclers

I have had a love for animals and a desire to live on a farm since I was a child.  Little did I know my adult life would be spent caring for animals on a farm as I raised a family with my husband.  For the past 41 years I went from knowing very little about raising...
What to Expect, When You’re Expecting – Sheep Edition

What to Expect, When You’re Expecting – Sheep Edition

There isn’t a “What to Expect, When You’re Expecting” book for sheep producers, but we have started to create our own book. On our farm, we practice an accelerated lambing program, which means we are lambing every eight months. Since we are lambing more frequently, it...
Hailed Crops and Dad’s Advice

Hailed Crops and Dad’s Advice

The older I get, the more I realize how smart my parents are. My dad has always had little tidbits of wisdom that he periodically sprinkles into conversations, and it is absolutely amazing to me how many times he is right. Recently we had a horrible hail storm here in...
Planting Tomatoes for a Bountiful Harvest

Planting Tomatoes for a Bountiful Harvest

Pure Nebraska interview about planting tomatoes. As gardening time approaches, here are a few tips for getting the most from your tomato planting experience. Seed selection is the first decision. Look on the seed packet or the plant container for the variety. It...
Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed Burning: Why Farmers Do It

Prescribed burning. It may sound like an oxymoron, but a prescribed burn is a valuable tool for farmers and ranchers as they manage grass and rangeland for grazing. By definition, a prescribed burn is a planned fire; it is also sometimes called a “controlled...
High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

High-tech Chicken Barns? You Bet!

While most of us are aware of the latest and greatest technologies available for our homes, such as Wi-Fi thermostats and video doorbells, would you believe that a lot of this same technology is available in modern livestock barns?  When we decided in 2016 to...