The Dirt Road

Milo Harvest 2017

The sun has set on yet another harvest, milo harvest 2017. Last week the milo field was lush and the heads heavy. It was time to begin harvest. The guys pulled out the combine, grain cart, truck and trailer and begin harvesting the crop they have nurtured all summer long. This is the first time in a while that the farm has raised milo. It was a new experience for me, as I am used to wheat ha...
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From One Farmer to Another

Metzler Farm Great Uncles
Guest Post by Caleb Metzler. I think the late, great Paul Harvey said it best “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, I need a caretaker. So God made a farmer.” Whether you are born into it, married into it, or doing your best to get started, farming is not just a way of life. It is an unspoken dedication to the land they cultivate and sew. They feed the ma...
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Farm Life Stinks…of Skunk! What to Do If Your Dog Gets Sprayed by a Skunk

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Last weekend our Airedale Terrier, Amos, was sprayed by a skunk. In the face of all places, poor guy! Of all the things I love about living in the country, THIS is not one of them! It is absolutely awful. The smell and the dreadful thought of getting the stench out of a dogs coat is one of the most unpleasant things any dog owner can image. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Amos has...
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Lunch With My New Best Friend

Mici Handcrafted Italian Family
Let me tell you about my new best friend Kim! Kim and I met while at a party celebrating Steve Ballas and his wife Linda.  You may remember these two from my previous post about Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.  Anyway, while talking to her, Kim explained that she and her family own a few Italian restaurants in the Denver area called Mici Handcrafted Italian.  So...of course I had to ask her if I could sit ...
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One Fine Day

Lonnie Metzler and Warren Byrne
I had one fine day and quite an amazing week.  I’m very proud to share this article with you that tells just part of the story. Breaking Bread By Mike Wheaton I had the unique opportunity to meet with two vastly different, yet somewhat similar individuals in the food industry. One, a 40-plus year veteran radio personality, the other, an up-and-coming food blogger 30-plus years his jun...
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A Farmer’s Wife’s Life

A Farmer's Wife
A farmer’s wife’s life isn’t always what it may seem. Growing up on the front range of Colorado, I always wanted to live in the country.  I dreamt it was a romantic life.  The thought of ranching and growing luscious crops seemed something out of the movies.  Who wouldn’t want to live on a farm? When I found the love of my life and learned he grew up in the country raising crops, I knew God had...
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Memorial Day: Much More Than the Unofficial Start to Summer

Memorial Day 2017
Memorial Day was declared an official federal holiday in 1971 and is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. Something else to be aware of is that Memorial Day is not a day to thank a veteran for their service. Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are two separate holidays.  Memorial Day is intended to remember those who died while serving our country.   Veteran’s Day is set aside to honor...
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Top 10 Baby Items

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A lot of things that I use every day are items that I knew I wanted to use, but there are also a few things that I happened to come across.  In no particular order, this is my list of top 10 baby items I like and use on a daily basis.  It's a long list, so stick with me! NoseFrida – The SnotSucker: Ubbi Diaper Pail:   Philips Avent Microwave Steam Sterilizer: Ba...
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Sleepy Mommy!

  So, this just happened! Now, there’s nothing more annoying than having the dog bark just as you finally put the baby down for a nap! Actually, I can’t complain that much as I have a really, really, tolerant baby. She rarely flinches when he barks and can sleep pretty much anywhere. But, lately she hasn’t wanted to take a nap in the afternoon. Though she is only 7 weeks old, and we...
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