‘Round The Farm

turkey rebellion

 I’ve decided that turkeys are anarchists 🦃

rebel turkeys

They do not follow the rules.

farmer with allergies

The reality of being a farmer will allergies 🤧

playing in the creek

We took an afternoon to enjoy the creek, and hope to be better about doing it more often 🌴

Yep, Chicks Through the Mail

Spring is here and so are the baby chicks!!! Their arrival signals the beginning of the busy season here on the farm, so join us as we get the ball rolling!!!

Meanwhile, at the Farm:

Finding Balance: A Wake-Up Call

cornhole in the barn

First off, we just want to say thanks to our customers and followers that have served or are currently serving in the military and condolences to all that have lost someone special to them while in service. Let this weekend be a time to remember all that have served and celebrate their lives.

As we move deeper into the season, life on the farm has been a whirlwind of activity. From moving 100 broilers to pasture on Friday, to cutting hay on / off all week, and building a cattle working pen, there’s always something that needs to be done. Amidst all this hustle, I had a moment of clarity thanks to a simple trivia game.

The other night, we were gathered around our family room playing a game called “Do You Really Know Your Family.”  It’s a simple game, where you read a trivia question about yourself, and the family tries to answer.  The right answer gets the card.  Most cards at the end wins. 

When it was my daughter’s turn, she drew a card that asked, “What would you get rid of in this house if you could?” We all took our best guesses—was it the TV, the mess in the kitchen, or maybe homeschooling assignment? After many wrong guesses, we finally gave up. Her answer? “Dad’s computer.”

That response hit me hard. As you know, running a farm involves not just physical labor but also a lot of behind-the-scenes work that often ties me to the computer. I also tend to do a lot of it in the evening because the days have been filled with chores and projects. 

But her words were a stark reminder that I need to be more present when the family is around. It was funny to the girls, but I knew there was a truth there that I wasn’t acknowledging.  It was a wake-up call to find a better balance between farm work and family time.

Despite the constant demands of farm life, that trivia game reminded me that the most important work I do is being a present and engaged husband and father. As we continue with the daily chores and long-term projects, I’m committed to finding that balance.

Thank you for your continued support and for being part of our farm community. We hope you find moments to connect with your loved ones amidst your busy lives too.

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Longbottom Farm Family

With Our Appreciation,

Jason, Lexi, and Family