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What Type of Equipment Do Farmers Use to Plant?

Did you know that two different pieces of equipment are needed for us to get all of our planting done? Choosing the right piece of equipment for any given farming job is not always easy. Soybean, small grains (like wheat), and corn growers can share many different pieces of equipment. For example, last year during harvest I explained about how we use a combine (or harvester) to get the job done. And no matter what crop you are harvesting, the…

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I’m in LOVE… With my KitchenAid Mixer!

My first ever baking experience was thanks to my dear ole Daddy. I was somewhere around age 4 or 5 and home sick from preschool with pink eye. Being the amazing Daddy that he is, my Dad stayed home with me and guess what we did, we baked cookies. Now upon my Dad telling me we were going to bake cookies, being the bright four (or five year old) I was, I told him, “you don’t make cookies, Daddy, you…

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Farming Harvest North Dakota Wheat

North Dakota Spring Wheat Harvest Video!

 I am proud to announce that spring wheat harvest is officially complete! Remember this post where I talk about harvest, combines, and grain carts? Well what better way to celebrate completion of harvest than with a VIDEO!? While out shooting many of the photos you saw in the last post, I also shot some video.. This is a new thing for me. I figured out how my camera films video so I figured I’d give it a go. Check it…

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Farming Harvest Love Story & Marriage North Dakota Wheat

North Dakota Spring Wheat Harvest

Well, spring wheat harvest here in North Dakota has begun! Now for those of you who have no idea what goes into harvesting a crop.. Let me set the stage here. The wheat we begun harvesting is Spring Wheat, which basically means it was planted well, in the spring! It was planted in April of this year using this… This is called a drill and it is used for planting wheat as well as soybeans and even sometimes sunflowers.. Basically what…

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Corn Farming

Planting Bt Sweet Corn

I know they say don’t count your chickens before they hatch… But of the many things I am looking forward to this summer is a WHOLE BUNCH of sweet corn!! And although it JUST got planted yesterday, I am already making plans about what to do with it. For any of you who know my love/obsession with cream corn know that I will just be in heaven! Needless to say, I was ecstatic over my farmer telling me he bought…

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