If I’m being honest with you, there’s really nothing in my mind more beautiful or satisfying than turning cows out to summer pasture. These are the days I thank God for the ability to see, and to see in full color. The backdrop of cows grazing the wide open Sandhills is something that always…
I was informed on social media last week to stop acting like an 80-year-old. I was on my soap box – surprisingly there are just a few topics that get me wound up – I know that may be hard to believe. There are two inanimate objects in life I despise – net wrap and balloons.
Kurt Rewinkel has seen the ups and downs of agriculture since beginning his farming career in 1980. The Dixon county resident is farming the same land northwest of Wakefield, Nebraska that his great-grandfather purchased upon emigrating from Germany.
Topsy-turvy is the best way to describe life this week at the Post farm! This is mainly due to the addition of an 11-month-old pup that I’ve named Waylon. He hails from a Newton, Kansas shelter, which is where we got our previous dog some 15 years ago. Waylon is an exceedingly friendly guy, …
Nebraska high school cowgirl headed for a nursing degree with full ride scholarship
As if the weather in 2022 hasn’t already been crazy enough, Thursday I was able to add yet another event to my weather bingo card, a haboob.
It’s funny how things can change, but they really don’t. That sentence will make English teachers cringe and everyone else scratch their heads, but it really sums my life up over the past couple of weeks. Not only is it confusing, but it is darned frustrating.
Hi, my name is Jaclyn and I have calving brain. I think this is when everyone repeats back ‘Hi, Jaclyn!’ I tried this the other day on the cows – no response. Calving gives one a number of epiphany moments. I had one last week…
There are some days that are frustrating, and you just can’t do anything about them. Today was one of those days. We are at the time of the year when I am so busy and have so many things to do that, I don’t know which way to turn. That usually means I just spend my whole day spinning in circ…
With big-hearted Nebraskans and others from across the region ready to connect and give the boot to cancer, plans are in place for the widely-heralded ‘Cattlemen’s Ball’ June 3 and 4 at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Weeping Water, Nebraska.
The Nebraska primary is this week and I hope that everyone gets out and vote. I did something I never thought I’d do, and I changed my voter registration two weeks ago. I remember registering to vote at 18. I was starting to get very active in politics and just knew someday that it was somet…
We worked the spring cows and calves and got them to grass this past weekend. I look forward to working cattle each spring. Yes, it does stress me out, I worry about getting them caught, I worry about getting them through the chute without them or us getting hurt and I worry about getting th…
The first time I visited Minneapolis, I got hopelessly lost on a dark Sunday night driving back to my college in South Dakota. I didn’t even know which direction I was going.
Calving season is finally here
Hello, from our little part of the Bohemian Alps near Knoxville, Nebraska. The dirt has been flying for days, the wind gusts are extremely high, and anymore we don't ask if there is wind today - it is more “Which way is it coming from now?”
When the game is on the line, winning takes a team with players who take pride in their role and trust in each other. Heather Donley knows the success of the beef industry – and our ranches – requires the same team effort
"I thought I had a plan. What I really had was a dilemma. I also found out I had turned into my father."
"We are all on edge and I can honestly say I’ve never seen it this dry and windy in my life."
Good ole Nebraska, winds, fire, snow and 80-degree weather all in a 24-hour period.
Rodeo was a way of life on the Phillipps’ Calamus River Ranch. Both parents, Dale and Elizabeth Bell Phillipps were active rodeo and horsemanship people.
The past months, our nation and the world have watched Russia’s unjust war in Ukraine unfold and progress. I believe for many of us, it is truly hard to fathom what it’s like on the ground.
Anna Zeleny knew she’d be stepping outside of her comfort zone when she traveled to Lincoln to testify before the Nebraska Legislature’s Agriculture Committee last year.
In a rural community, when the agricultural economy is good it’s good for the whole area, and in York, Nebraska, the mayor says their city has prospered very well.
Yesterday it was a bit breezy. Breezy if you consider breezy 50 mph gusts a breeze.
A Nebraska high school rodeo athlete has been granted participation in the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP).