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BlogHer Feature…

BlogHerBadgeYesterday afternoon, BlogHer featured a version of “Different Kinds of Smart” on their Green section.  I wrote the original post (posted this last Monday on Feed Yard Foodie) after having a “virtual conversation” with an environmentalist from Oklahoma on the BlogHer network.  Please take a minute to visit the BlogHer site to support me by liking or sharing the post.  To read the article on BlogHer, simply click the words in Green below this picture of my girls.

As you might guess, my daughters are INCREDIBLY excited to have this picture up on the BlogHer site for all to see...

As you might guess, my daughters are INCREDIBLY excited to have this priceless picture up on the BlogHer site for all to see…

Environmental Sustainability Needs All Smarts On Deck

A special thanks to Heather, the “Green” editor, for featuring my post!

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Spring Weather in Nebraska…

The only constant factor with spring weather in Nebraska is its ever-changing nature!  Monday we began the week with 60 degrees and sun—by Tuesday we had received high winds and a nice 2+ inch rain—Wednesday we were covered in a layer of ice—Thursday there was snow on top of the ice—finally today we saw the sun again and temperatures rose above freezing!

I took some pictures throughout the week in order to share the ever changing roller coaster ride that Mother Nature takes us on…

Enjoying the sun on Monday afternoon...

Enjoying the sun on Monday afternoon…

The rain water Tuesday draining out of my cattle pens...

The rain water Tuesday draining out of my cattle pens…

And into my line Livestock Waste Control Facility where we will store it for later use as irrigation water on our farm ground...

And into my lined Livestock Waste Control Facility where we will store it for later use as irrigation water on our farm ground…

By Wednesday we had ice and snow...

By Wednesday we had snow…

and ice...

and ice…

With the hard work of my crew and some carefully placed sand...

With the hard work of my crew and some carefully placed sand…

We were still able to ship cattle to harvest despite the icy conditions...

We were still able to ship cattle to harvest despite the wintery conditions…

We are thankful for the moisture, and looking with hope toward melting ice and a green spring!

We are thankful for the moisture, and looking with hope toward melting ice and a green spring!

It is beautiful, but I am ready for winter to end...

It is beautiful, but I am ready for winter to end…

My favorite 8 year old is hoping for sun and warmth for tomorrow's AYSO soccer game---it is looking promising!

My favorite 8 year old is hoping for sun and warmth for tomorrow’s AYSO soccer game—keep your fingers crossed!

As the week draws to an end, I am thankful for the moisture and hope that it will bring a Sustainable Green Spring!  Was your week a weather roller coaster ride as well?

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