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Farming North Dakota Sunflowers

Where to Find Sunflowers

It’s officially my favorite time of the year…. the sunflowers are blooming!! If you’ve never experienced a field of sunflowers, let me tell you, do it. It is worth it. There is something truly magical about coming across a field of blooming yellow sunflowers as far as the eye can see. And North Dakota is a great place to travel to and find some sunflowers to enjoy. Although Kansas is known as the Sunflower State, it really should be North…

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North Dakota Sunsets

A few evenings ago, my farmer surprised me by showing up in the driveway while it was still light out… That is a rare occurrence these days. He wanted to know if I wanted to go drive around for a while which is guy talk for I need to de-stress and check some crops. So I grabbed my camera and hopped in. The weather was threatening rain but it had also been a gorgeous sunny day. The two colliding painted the sky…

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How Small Town North Dakota Celebrates… With Beards!

This weekend our small town of Ashley, ND celebrates its 125th year! Small town celebrations here in North Dakota are a big deal and draw large crowds from far and wide. There are live events like concerts and magicians, there are old time events like street races and tractor pulls, and there is a lot of food, drinks, and good times to be had all weekend long. But one of the highlights of the Ashley 125th Celebration was the beard…

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Californians Visit and Record Snowfall in April

It had been about a month planned that my parents were coming to visit in mid-April! And I couldn’t be MORE excited! It had been November when my farmer and I visited California for Thanksgiving since we had seen them!! I cannot believe it was THAT long ago… Time flies. I am flying out to California in two weeks, but I wanted them to spend some time with my farmer as well as in North Dakota, so they made a…

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Verizon Wireless Doesn’t Care About Rural America…

After a long battle with Verizon wireless the past few weeks, we are finally admitting defeat and having to plunk out the money to change providers from Verizon to AT&T. Both my farmer and I have been long standing customers of Verizon and to date have yet to have any problems with them as a company. Today, that changes. The past few weeks I experienced the ugliness that is the American large corporation and how much they really don’t care…

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Love Story & Marriage North Dakota

He Looks Like a Farmer…

Sunflower farmer, farmer, Jenny Dewey, Mark Rohrich, Sunflowerfarmer,

Well Christmas has since come and gone… And I must admit, I have a little bit of post-Christmas depression. I love the Holiday season. It’s so cheerful and full of joy. I love the glow our Christmas tree gives to our living room. I love everyone being in the giving spirit… It leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy. This year I celebrated Christmas differently than ever before, but nonetheless I still loved every minute of it. With the end…

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Merry Christmas from North Dakota… A New Chapter

If there is one time of the year I love the most it’s the time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas… The Holiday season. Everyone puts up their Christmas trees, Christmas lights light up the streets, everywhere you go there is Christmas music playing…  I even brought the Christmas spirit to our little house on the prairie by putting up a tree… There’s nothing better than lying on the couch next to the love of my life with the glow of…

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A Few Post Election Words..

I sat in front of my computer last night and watched it all go down.. And I literally watched all hell break loose on my social media feeds. The spew of gloating, the spew of hate and whining about loss. Neither side was becoming. And quite frankly, I was embarrassed for both sides. Since when have we come so far away from the beauty of politics and our political system to this hate, negativity, and blood baths that have become…

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Love Story & Marriage North Dakota

Ordinary Life Yields Fairy Tales

Exactly one year ago today, I made a decision that changed the rest of my life… I ended a five going on six year relationship and stepped out into the world of single.. Did I ever imagine that ending my relationship would cause the rest of my life to change dramatically within one years time..? Not a chance. But it did. Whether or not you believe in God, we all believe in some sort of higher power. Call it fate…

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Agriculture Advocacy Farming Harvest North Dakota Soybeans

North Dakota Soybeans: From Field to Harvest

Did you know it only takes soybeans about a week to ten days after being planted before they begin to emerge..? These soybeans were planted with that same machine we saw planting the wheat from this post.. A drill! Basically what it does it deposit a seed and some fertilizer in the soil in measured increments. Distance between rows as well as between each plant is important and the drill allows for that distance to remain consistent while planting acre upon…

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