- Three kids & a Bunch of Pigs — I love what Heather Hill (aka @ProudPorkMom) does. Like lots of farm moms, she’s working full-time, raising kids and helping on the farm. So what does that leave her with? Time to blog? Probably not but she does an awesome job with it anyway!
- The Durrer Family – Our Life on a Real California Dairy Farm — I got lucky and Ellen connected with me through Facebook mutual friends! She’s got a great combination of stories and photos with young kids in central CA.
- Corn Farmer — Randy Uhrmacher started off 2011 by starting a blog about what happens on his south central Nebraska farm. He jokes that writing wasn’t his strong suit in school, but the posts he written shows he’s in this with a diversity of ideas. I look forward to seeing more.I
- Days of the Weeks — Ryan Weeks is putting his ideas together on a blog these days. He’s a great friend who has helped me learn more about popcorn and Kool-Aid. He’s also been great at helping us all understand his family farm.
- Chris Chinn – My girl Chris Chinn has a family farm that raises hogs in Missouri started this blog for the 2010 holidays. She’s captured some great thoughts about some of the struggles of farming but does an qually incredible job of helping explain why she wants to keep those options open for future generations.
- CropHugger — Marc Pacchioli has been in Agricultural Research and Production for more than 20 years. He works with a wide range of crops; agronomic, fruit & vegetable, turf & ornamental; from small organic market gardens to large corporate “conventional” farms. And recently decided to add a blog to his tasklist. He says “I also love to eat delicious food, drink good wine, and, did I mention chocolate? Extra dark, please.”
- 365 Days of Beef – Oprah’s show on veganism got something started. While some of the folks who watched may take a shot at eating a vegan diet, Scott Bennett decided to prove a healthy diet based on beef by eating it for 365 days. He’s a student at Virgina Tech, seems like this could be fun to watch.
- Kim’s County Line — Kim puts her commentary and photos about life on a Kansas farm on her blog. She’s a farm wife who writes about farm life, photos, recipes and life in general. She said having checked out several of the blogs listed here, she truly appreciates the resource & would enjoy being added.
- From My Front Porch — Jent her husband Chris and kids are enjoying life on the farm in Indiana. She writes about various things that happen — from sending hogs to market, to feeding horses and taking care of cows.
- Twins’ Farm in Spain — The Twins’ Farm is a small farm in Cuenca, near Madrid (La Alberca de Záncara, Cuenca, Spain). They followed me on Twitter & I didn’t catch them for a bit. Sure glad I did! Great to see photos from a very different farm & crop mix than I have locally. (And I love Spanish olives!)
- Haley Farms — Somehow I goofed and failed to get Mike & Pam’s blog on the list right off, luckily I caught my mistake. They raise corn, soybeans, wheat and Simmental cattle. They’ve taken a lot of time helping me learn about cattle, including suffering through a million questions during my first livestock show experience.
- Dove Farm Diaries — One of the folks I’ve talked to through Twitter for over a year is located in the UK… I love getting their perspective on things and with the start of 2011 came a new farm blog! They have several different types of livestock, grow crops to feed them and have facilities for guests & small meetings.
- Truth or Dairy is by Carla & Kris who describe themselves as having recently chucked the corporate life for life on the farm. While the blog is relatively new, it’s clear they are happy with their decision.
- The Weiss Centennial Farm is in Frankenmuth, MI, a town I’d never even heard of til a friend asked me to go to a regional dairy leadership conference there recently! They do a great job telling their story whether it is about the daily ins & outs of the dairy farm or their trip through ice in Atlanta.
- Dairy Discovery — I met these Michigan dairy farmers in Atlanta during the Farm Bureau meeting. Jerry & Annie are enthusiastic about agriculture and took full advantage of meeting other people and working through some of the blogging info. By the way, this may have one of the coolest photos as the header I’ve seen.
- Proud to be a Farmers Daughter — Mary Ellen Fricke is a friend I met at a conference — she’s a bit outgoing too… Yep, we hit it right off. But she also has a great story and to start 2011, she decided to start a blog. The name comes from the first “big girl t-shirt” she remembers having. I love it!
- Vermillion Farms — Not sure how I’ve missed listing Rachel’s blog! She and her husband Jason farm in Colorado, and you can see from some of the posts she writes that her family raises pigs. She’s been working on a Farm Wife Project that is a reason to be really pumped!
- Diaries of a Farmer’s Wife Living a Farmer’s Life — Really appreciate being listed on tumbler by this blog and I look forward to more of the stories about this new life Emily’s so excited about! Her father-in-law is a good friend I’ve blogged about too!
- Terry Etherton’s blog on Biotechnology — Terry Etherton is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and Head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at Penn State University. He is also a renowned expert in biotechnology.
- Darin’s Ramblings – When Kansas farmer Darin Grimm has a reason to write a blog post, he knocks it out of the park whether its thoughts on crops, livestock, family or social media, you’ll want to see what he has to say!
- Growing a Home — Jake & Colleen in Chico, CA put together thoughts on their home, family and agriculture.
New Blogs Added to My List Since 1-1-11
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Thanks for stopping by and wondering what I am about. My passions are photography, travel and agriculture -- love spending time taking pictures on a farm far from home. Putting all those things together its understandable that differences in culture are intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking up things. Its almost always a colorful adventure!