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Five reasons every kid should have a garden

By Jessica Domel When I was little, I thought everyone had a garden. Where else would squash, potatoes and tomatoes come from? I realized some produce came from the grocery store, of course, but I just assumed everyone could go outside, pick a tomato and eat it right there. It wasn't until I was a [...]

Farming ain’t easy

By Julie Tomascik You think farming is easy? It can seem that way from the outside looking in. Plant seeds. Watch them grow. And harvest the crop a few months later. That’s how it works in our gardens, right? Yes. But this is different. It’s running tractors and plows. Early mornings. Night owls. Farmers and [...]

An education beyond the book

By Jessica Domel One of my biggest regrets in life is that I never learned how to weld or work wood when I had the opportunity. I was fortunate enough to attend a high school that offered the classes, I just never had the time, or quite frankly, the desire to take them as a [...]

Changing land. Changing seasons.

By Julie Tomascik Windy. 95 degree-heat. Pounding rain. And a tiny hint of chill in the air. Four seasons in 24 hours. That’s Texas for you. And spring is just around the corner. We don’t know whether we need sunscreen—SPF 50, of course. Or a jacket for the cold front that might blow through. A [...]

Why do we need farmers and ranchers?

By Jessica Domel About once every year or so, I convince myself I should plant a garden of my favorite fruits and vegetables at my house so I don’t have to go to the grocery store as often. In my head, this garden is beautiful, abundant and easy to care for. Soon after the dream, [...]