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This page holds a collection of our real-life farm fables. Some stories hold valuable advice, and others are just for fun.

3 Tell-Tale Signs of Bunions

3 Tell-Tale Signs of Bunions

Bunions are a common foot condition that can cause you to feel pain, discomfort, and irritation and can hinder your ability to perform everyday tasks and responsibilities like walking, driving, playing sports, and more.  While bunions may seem more like an unsightly aesthetic issue than a health problem, the underlying causes of bunions can lead to serious medical complications that could require a visit to northwest surgery center if they are not adequately addressed in time. That’s why it’s important for everyone to be aware of the warning signs! In this blog post, we will explore 3 tell-tale signs that you might have bunions so that you can take action as soon as possible. Keep reading to learn how to spot one of these painful little bumps and stay on top of your bunion care!

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Essential Tips for Full-Time Farmworkers

Agriculture is vital to the survival of humanity. Providing the basis for food security, farming has been, and always will be, a viable occupation. Farming provides large quantities of food and materials at relatively low costs and ensures the meat dispersed throughout the country is harvested by healthy animals. Modern farming began around the 18th century and continues to be a highly profitable business for many people. Like any occupation, farming comes with its own set of challenges.


Despite its contributions to the stability of the food chain, farming can be extremely dangerous. In fact, farming ranks as one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Due to this, farms and ranches must follow strict safety guidelines when it comes to handling animals and equipment. This will protect owners and their employees from unexpected mishaps. Here are a few helpful tips for farm and ranch workers. Read more

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a farm or you wish to swap the concrete jungle, check out this article for tips on making it reality!

How To Start a Small Farming Business

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a farm or you wish to swap the concrete jungle for rolling pastures, the U.S. agriculture industry is sure to welcome you. Over the last 85 years, farming has declined. In 1935, there were nearly 7 million farms in the U.S. Today, there are about 2 million. And almost two-thirds of these are managed by an aging farming population.


America needs more farmers, especially younger farmers. Fortunately, as sustainable living becomes more attractive to the younger generation, many seeking a simpler purer life are turning to farming. According to the National Young Farmer Survey, more young people under the age of 40 are starting farming businesses.


If you’re thinking of starting a small farming business, here’s what you need to consider.

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iFarming: Farmers’ Problems Solved With Fancom

The 21st century has seen the expanding technological advancements, taking every known field into its own territory. Be it business, finance, health, or agriculture, technology has dominated each and every field in a good way.

Our world can be described as a cruise of progress, with humans as its anchor, constantly progressing towards new innovations. It was no shock that farming would also see some groundbreaking changes in its core. The change came thanks to the technological revolution. Read more

How a Simple Pair of Sunglasses Can Improve the Health of Your Eyes while Working Outside

The human eye is an incredibly complex organ. It absorbs reflected light, focusses it, converts it into an electromechanical signal and sends that signal to the brain. And there you have it – the miracle of vision!

But there’s one thing the eyes aren’t too good at and that’s protecting themselves from UV rays. Our eyes react to bright light by forcing us to squint and constricting our pupils but they can’t actually filter UV. The biggest risk to our vision, especially as we age, is the thing that gives us sight in the first place, the sun.

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What Farm Owners Should Know about CBD for Working Dogs

CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol, is an extract made from the hemp plant. As cannabis based products flood the drugstore shelves, many people want to learn more about this natural product. In fact, dog owners may have noticed it’s showing up at pet boutiques, and indeed, even the retail section at your veterinarian’s office. 

So, what is all the hub-bub about this plant based compound, and, is it just a marketing fad or is there more to it? This article will explore the basics of CBD for dogs so you can decide if it is right for your dog. 


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How to Ice Fishing – A Fun and Rewarding Activity

Hey friends! This is a guest post from fellow blogger Paul Watson. As midwesterners, we ice fish every year. By following Paul’s tips, you can make your ice fishing hobby a fun and safe event! Are you looking for a winter hobby? How about ice fishing for Perch? Ice fishing is a great way to gets out and enjoy nature’s winter beauty, spends time with friends and family and catch supper while you are at it! If you have never been ice fishing before,

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What You Should Consider Before You Buy a Farm



It will be four years ago next month that we sold our home in the ‘burbs and moved to a hobby farm about forty-five minutes out of town. The farm life is in many ways a much harder life than suburbia life, but the blessings are well worth the effort and we wouldn’t trade it for anything. Since a fair number of people seem to be considering moving out to the country these days, I thought I’d share a to-do list of things one should consider before making the move to a farm, whether it be a smaller hobby farm like ours or a larger working farm. Here are some thoughts. Read more

Should I Buy My Child a Horse?

DSCN1333Whenever I mention that we have horses on our farm, I would estimate that at least half of the people I’m talking to say “Yeah, my kid wants a horse.”

Having a horse or pony is a dream for many children – and adults alike. But it’s important to know what you’re getting into before taking the plunge into horse ownership. We’ve been “horse people” for 5 years now, and we’ve learned a lot over the last five years. For the first year or so of owning our first horse, we boarded him at a boarding stable, and we’ve had our horses at home now for nearly four years.

I’m by no means a horse expert (that’s oldest daughter’s area of expertise) but I think we’ve learned enough to share some valuable information that people should consider before they make a decision to buy their first horse.

Here are some things you should consider if you’re thinking about buying a horse for your child. Read more

3 Ways to Eliminate Pests for Less


You open the drawer, and there it is: teeny little mice droppings. The scatter of ants. Or the “click, click, click” of roach feet as they make a mad dash for a hiding place.

If you’ve ever had to deal with pest infestations such as mice, ants or roaches, you know what a massive job it is to get rid of the problem.

My goal today is to help you avoid having to deal with those types of pest infestations. Living in the country, we have more than our fair share of mice, ants and other pests endowing our land with their not-so-enticing presence.

How do we –and how can you – keep them at bay, away from the home and securely outside? Here are some solid tips for ensuring your home gets and stays free of mice, ants and other pests. Read more