Monthly Archives: May 2011

Luck of the draw

By Dawn Caldwell Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital.  I was there for the U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors Meeting.  Everything about the meeting was great – the information presented, the … Continue reading

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Talking straight to the consumer

By Kristen Eggerling Last week, attendees of the Taste of Home Cooking Show in Lincoln, Neb., learned more than a few new recipes from me, as I was on-hand to address their food concerns. As a CommonGround volunteer spokeswoman, I spoke openly with … Continue reading

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A Spoiled Society – When It Comes to Food Choices

Sometimes, especially when I am struggling with what to fix for supper, I realize that when it comes to food choices, we are an extremely spoiled (or blessed) society.  We have thousands of choices staring us in the face from … Continue reading

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Life’s All About the Little Things

By Joan Ruskamp This past year I had the pleasure of getting to discussfarm life with a group of elementary students from Lincoln, NE through the “Ag in the Classroom” project.   One of the questions the students asked my husband … Continue reading

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A Goal Reached

By Linda Gutz Have you ever worked on a project for over a year then stood back and smiled when you could watch it come to fruition? I had this experience just this morning- no I didn’t finally organize all … Continue reading

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Tattoos…where’s yours?!

By Dawn Caldwell Try to Google “cattle tattoos.”  Wow!  There is some less than attractive body art out there!  No, my farmwife body is NOT a canvas for any permanent creativity.  I am usually pretty adventurous, but when it comes to putting something … Continue reading

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No-Till Farming

By Diane Becker     I hardly got my hands dirty. The garden tiller did all the work for me plowing through the weeds that were already getting a head start on the seeds still in their seed packet. Though it’s been … Continue reading

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No-Till Farming

I hardly got my hands dirty. The garden tiller did all the work for me plowing through the weeds that were already getting a head start on the seeds still in their seed packet. Though it’s been three years since … Continue reading

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Attitude is Everything

By Dawn Caldwell When I visit with fellow cattle-owning couples, especially the wives, I hear all kinds of crazy stories about husbands and wives working cattle together. Usually, one person or the other is not in the right spot at … Continue reading

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The Varying Degrees of Comfort

By Joan Ruskamp We recently purchased a sleep number bed.  This allows my husband and me to choose how firm we want the side of the bed we sleep on to be.  What amazes me is how hard the bed … Continue reading

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