my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Monday, July 28, 2014

My First Tractor!

It's official. I bought a tractor...my first tractor! It is very exciting! Every farm kid cherishes the moments spent on the farm in the tractor. And, a farm kid dreams of this moment of buying their first tractor.

Proudly, I bought a Case IH JX 80. My grandpa would be smiling. I am very much looking forward to using it on our beef cattle farm!

my first tractor :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Knox County Fair

July 18 and 19, I was in Knoxville for beef assistant superintendent duties at the Knox County Fair. It was a great two days looking at calf butts. Ha! I have enjoyed working the cattle shows the past few years. And as always, it was a lot of fun! This year, my parents and I proudly sponsored the Shorthorn breed in the Knox County Fair junior beef show.
beef...it's what's for dinner
BEEF...it's what's for dinner! I worked Friday and Saturday evenings at the Knox County Cattlemen's Association food stand at the Knox County Fair. I have enjoyed it and looked forward to it every summer! As a little girl, the Knox County Fair always meant promoting BEEF! 

love my knox county cattlemen shirt!
Great cattle. Great beef. Great friends. It was an enjoyable 2014 Knox County Fair! I am so blessed to be with wonderful cattlemen and beef producers! I look forward to 2015 at the Knox County Fair!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday on the Farm

queen ann's lace

Simple beauty. Queen Ann's Lace... one of my summer favorites. I love Queen Ann's Lace along the rural roadsides. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday on the Farm

Corn is in the R1 stage. Silks are starting to emerge on the ears of corn. Soon, pollen will be shedding.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Friday on the Farm

monarch on red clover

A Monarch butterfly collects nectar from a red clover blossom. The red clover was in full bloom as Monarch butterflies melodically fluttered throughout the field. It was so beautiful and peaceful.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday on the Farm

field of hay
A field of hay has been cut, raked, and baled. The hay field is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover, and brome. Round bales of hay sit in the field to be hauled and stored. Hay is stockpiled to feed cattle during the winter.