The last two weeks have been a whirlwind at the Feed Yard Foodie Farm. Nebraska enjoys 17 hours of daylight each day during the month of June, but the days still do not seem long enough to get everything finished…
In light of the organized chaos that has permeated our routine recently, I thought that I would share some random thoughts from the farm:
1. I took two different groups of fall born calves to our grass pasture to graze for the summer months. They are belly deep in grass and are likely pretty close to being in bovine heaven.
2. The Feed Yard had a Progressive Beef internal audit conducted by the Quality Assurance Director of the Beef Marketing Group. Heather does a great job of keeping all of us on our toes. The feed yard scored very well on the audit solidly qualifying for the Excellent Category getting 230.5 out of 232.5 points.
3. My favorite teenager went south to Texas for a three week nerd camp through the Duke University TIP program. She will spend her time taking a concentrated class on Myths and Legends (Greek, Roman, and Norse Mythology as well as Native American Legends) and the role that they play in the development of culture.
4. The rest of the family has picked up her chicken chores complete with finishing the chicken run so that the quickly growing birds could move into their new home.
5. The Cozad Swim Team, which I help to coach and the family all competes for, won the first two swim meets of the season with a strong showing of physical and mental fitness!
6. Finally, my favorite farmer and I celebrated our 18 wedding anniversary on Sunday. We stole away for a few hours to water ski that afternoon. I think that I likely found the only Nebraska farm boy with an incredible talent for water skiing that has ever attended Dartmouth College 🙂 Needless to say, skiing at the lake on a summer afternoon is one of the many things that we love to do together.
I hope to get into a more regular writing pattern over the next few weeks, but you all will have to bear with me during the swimming season as I spend 10-15 hours a week on the pool deck coaching which wrecks havoc with my blogging schedule!
In the meantime, we are wishing you and your families fun summer times!