Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Winter on the Farm, January 2010


Winter on our farm is a fairly relaxed time as we do not have livestock. As I've mentioned before in past blogs, this is a time when the tractors, trucks and combines are in for routine maintenance to try to ensure that all the equipment runs smoothly during the hectic times. Winter is also is the time of year best suited to our industry when we can attend meetings/seminars as this is our down time.

This winter my husband has been traveling quite a bit to attend the Idaho Grain Producer Assoc (IGPA) meetings as well as the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). The men and women elected to their boards give their time, talent and energy to focus on upcoming issues/legislation that will affect our industry.

Last month Joe was called to Denver to help select the new CEO for NAWG. It was exciting to hear the news that the new CEO is a woman named Dana Peterson. I'm hoping to get a chance to meet her when I travel with Joe to the national NAWG meeting in March.

AS for the home scene on the farm : I read the voting results on what people want to see in the blog, so to comply, I'm going to start video taping things that are going on at the farm beginning with our Spring work. So stayed tuned! Also people have commented to me that they love the recipe section and my activities too. So I'll keep posting recipes and report on my adventures. Check out the "app" on my blog called "How to Cook Anything", you simply put a couple of ingredients that you want to cook and it lists recipes to choose from. I tried it myself last night and made Lemon Spaghetti. It was really good. So to my recipe foodies, I'll post more specific blogs that focus solely on food.
Thanks for reading it, and please feel free to ask questions. =)