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Breads Crop of the Month Recipes

Sunflower Bread

Well… we’ve finally made it through Crop of the Month! We began months ago with wheat, soybeans, corn, and finally sunflowers. It has been such a blast sharing informative blog posts and recipes related to the four crops we grow on our farm.  This week I finish up with a sunflower bread. I don’t know about you, but I love whole grain or nut breads. I love the crunch whole seeds or grains adds to the soft texture. This bread was…

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Crop of the Month Farming Sunflowers

Growing Sunflowers

Last week I talked about the different types of sunflowers that are grown across the nation. This week I want to talk about how we grow sunflowers on our farm. We get many different questions in regards to our sunflowers so I hope to address some of the most commonly asked questions throughout this post.  What kind of sunflowers do you plant? We plant an oil variety of sunflower called NuSun Clearfield Hybrid with Downy Mildew Resistance Trait. Basically what this…

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Breakfast Crop of the Month Recipes

SunButter Granola Bars

We have made it to our fourth and final crop for my Crop of the Month series! This one is one of my favorites simply because they are just so beautiful…  Yep our fourth crop is sunflowers! I cannot wait to share with you more about sunflowers. It seems that sunflowers are the crop we get asked the most questions about so I will be sure to address many of the commonly asked questions.  I’ve been having a lot of…

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Farming Harvest Sunflowers

Sunflower Questions Answered – Part 2

Thank you all, again, for the questions! You asked some GREAT questions about sunflowers! My husband and I enjoy the opportunity to share with you one of our favorite crops we grow on the farm! We hope that through this Q&A you will have learned something new about sunflowers and how they grow!  How do sunflowers pollinate? Sunflowers require a pollinator (bees) to move pollen from one flower to another. Unlike corn and other crops, very little pollination is accomplished…

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Farming Sunflowers

Sunflower Questions Answered – Part 1

Thank you to all of you who asked questions about sunflowers! Y’all asked some GREAT questions! My husband (Sunflowerfarmer) and I thoroughly enjoyed answering these! I decided to split this post into two because it was getting long. Here we go!  What kind of sunflowers do you plant? We plant a black oil variety of sunflower called NuSun Clearfield Hybrid with Downy Mildew Resistance Trait. Basically what this means is three things. NuSun is a newer mid-oleic sunflower that was…

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Love Story & Marriage Wedding

Three Months Until I Say I Do…

It feels like just yesterday that my farmer got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife… Was it REALLY over 6 months ago…? Jeez, time flies! We have hit the THREE MONTH mark ladies and gentlemen… In three months, I will put on that white lace dress and cowboy boots, my dear Daddy will walk me down the aisle, and I will become Mrs. Sunflowerfarmer… Feels almost surreal. I still sometimes wonder “how did this happen?…

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Corn Farming Planting Soybeans Sunflowers Wheat

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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