*Confession* Referring to my husband as a "farmer" is incredibly awkward to me. He raises livestock, not crops, so in my mind and probably most everyone's west of the Mississippi he qualifies as a rancher. On the other hand, my husband finds it incredibly awkward when I refer to him and his parents as ranchers … Continue reading Till the Cows Come Home to Double Dan Ranch
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably understand the radio-blogging-silence on my end has a whole lot to do with my husband and I's current housing situation. One which I plan on throughly blogging about, just as soon as I'm finished painting. And in case you didn't already know, repainting an entire home … Continue reading I Went to Lexington and Returned With a Sombrero
Think back with me to some of the very first toys you ever played with as a child... Was one of them some type of box with cutouts, that you would stick shape pieces into the holes on the box? I believe most of us probably had one of these, or at least something similar. … Continue reading Star Shape, Square Hole
...and I don't mean that in a sense of letting others herd you around. Recently, one of my Facebook friends posted this article. In it is a list of all 50 states with their people populations compared to their cattle populations. I'm sure it's no shock to y'all that BOTH my states of residence: Kansas … Continue reading People should be more like cows.
What is Farm Talk doing for National Ag Day? I hope Farm Talk is including National Ag Day in the paper! What kind of editorial things will you be doing for Farm Talk? Yikes! National Ag Day apparently has a lot of expectation baggage strapped to it, for a weekly regional agricultural newspaper editor... or … Continue reading National Ag Day? Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!
I'm a Harlem Shake enthusiast. I'm even to the point of having the song on my iPod, so when I need a little pick-me-up I will rock out with a one woman dance party in my Pontiac. It happens... More often, than not. But anyway, I digress. A little late joining the Harlem Shake craze, … Continue reading Even cowboys like a little “Harlem Shake”
I say lots of random things. My friend, David (Yoda, for those of you who frequent HH&SS) is on the receiving end of my "many bright ideas." Such as... "Hey, want to become partners in a Scottish Highlander cattle operation?" "David, everyone knows the world's greatest cattle breed would be anything crossed with a Brahman." … Continue reading Project Vegan: I didn’t think he’d actually agree.
This following picture recently appeared on my news feed: The friend who "shared" this photo is someone I love dearly, so while my first reaction was to get blood boiling mad, I didn't want to speak out of anger or pure emotion. Pure Emotion. That's exactly what this is. It's a misleading photo, with a … Continue reading Be aware of what you share
For those of you who read Farm Talk, you probably think I've gone off the social media deep end this week. A feature article AND a blog post about the same topic? You may be thinking, "C'mon Dani, get a life." I could defend my actions, but instead I will be more truthful. Social media … Continue reading #FoodThanks giving thanks through social media
It's National 4-H week!!!Yeah, I was never in 4-H. Bam. Just like that "city kid" is stamped across my forehead in red. Don't get me wrong, as a child I knew what 4-H was, but as a suburban dweller I always felt like it was a club that excluded me. Instead I was 4-H party … Continue reading I was never in 4-H