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What Are Your Life Non-Negotiables?

What Are Your Life Non-Negotiables?

Last week at the #One18 conference, Dr. Mark Lyons, President of Alltech spoke about his late father and founder of Alltech, Dr. Pearse Lyons and how he was a champion of sustainability, brewing, nutrition and innovation. He shared a list of what his non-negotiables...

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The Sentence My Dad Said That Changed My View of Farming

The Sentence My Dad Said That Changed My View of Farming

Huddled around the kitchen table on this cold, snowy morning, our farm family is making plans. Not warm holiday plans or upcoming spring seeding plans but harvest plans. Harvest plans that have changed countless of times because we’re trying to do everything we can...

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Why we should stop saying “committed suicide.”

Why we should stop saying “committed suicide.”

Conversations about suicide are never easy. It can be incredibly hard to know whether to speak up to someone you’re worried about. If you think someone is considering suicide, you may also feel confused and scared about what to do next. But, there is one simple thing...

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How do you define empathy?

How do you define empathy?

Empathy.⁣ ⁣ I used to think empathy was a weakness.⁣ And that empathy meant agreeing.⁣ Empathy meant sympathy.⁣ ⁣ To be honest, I wasn’t a very empathetic person either.⁣ ⁣ It wasn’t until I saw my husband have a panic attack right in front of me and held on to him to...

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Our biggest resource: Each other

Our biggest resource: Each other

No one knows more what a farmer goes through than another farmer. ⁣ ⁣ We know the pain of seeing a crop destroyed by hail and wind right before our eyes. ⁣ ⁣ We know the heartache of losing a calf and it’s mom after trying for hours during labour in the early hours of...

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Self care in agriculture

Self care in agriculture

Self care. ⁣ ⁣ Self care in agriculture isn’t something we’ve talked about. As farmers, we’ve learned that you take care of the farm and those around you first. It’s also engrained in us that during hard times whether that’s hard times on the farm or hard times you...

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Beef, Cell Phones and Water Usage: Let’s Talk

Beef, Cell Phones and Water Usage: Let’s Talk

Last week I wrote a blog about climate change, using two burgers as examples and how agriculture has a really great story and is part of the solution. A lot of the comments I heard back were concerns it takes too much water and land to raise a cow and therefore, we...

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It’s Okay

It’s Okay

⁣⁣It’s okay to not know what to feel, if you don’t know what you want, and if you can’t figure things out as you go. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ It’s okay to feel. To feel excitement, to feel loneliness, to feel fear and everything in between. To feel deeply. To feel intensely. To feel...

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Hello

I’m Lesley

My hope is by telling my farm story, I can help bridge the gap between those involved and not involved in agriculture as we both can learn from one another. Connect with me or follow me on social to learn more about agriculture and our farm.

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