It’s time for another edition of the Weekly Round Up! We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get to it:
- First up, this video, which features two Illinois Farm Bureau members. Try to ignore the fact that the lyrics’ syllables in the parody don’t exactly match the original lyrics’ syllables, and just enjoy the first part of the video where they introduce Stan, whose real name is Gerald, but had to call him Stan because nothing rhymes with Gerald.
- Also, this article (and accompanying video) from CNN, which is really interesting. We actually use to have a couple of goats on my family’s dairy farm because they help keep some diseases away and I can personally verify that they do, in fact, eat almost anything.
- This, because there’s nothing like the smell of harvest. And if you’re not familiar with the smell of harvest, may this just serve as a reminder to be safe on those rural roads if you happen to travel them. Farm implements move slowly and it takes only seconds to be right on their tails. Remember to share the road with farmers so everyone gets home safely!
- This article (and accompanying video) from the HuffPost, which takes on chemicals in food. Check it out, it’s a couple of months old, but it’s definitely worth your time.
- In case you didn’t know, it’s again time to celebrate National 4-H Week. Do you have a 4-Her at home? If not, get your kids signed up! To do so, contact your local county Extension office.
- Do you have a little girl at home who is IN LOVE with Disney’s Frozen? H is still a little too young to really get into Disney movies, but she loves the music. And, following in her Mama’s footsteps, H loves her horses, too. So it’s no surprise that she and I both love this video because, well, it’s just the best of everything, combining the music from Frozen and the horses we love. The video’s not new, but is recently experiencing a resurgence on social media. If you’ve got a little one who loves Frozen and horses, sit him/her down and watch. Heck, even if you don’t, give it a view. It’s good stuff. For more on the story behind the video, check, out this CNN article with rider, Laura Sumrall.
- And finally, this, from the Washington Post. For years, the government has advised folks to stay away from whole milk. But have they been wrong all along?
And a bonus from one of my favorite farm mom bloggers, Emily Webel, over at Confessions of a Farm Wife. This one has nothing to do with farming and everything to do with being a mama. Check it out. And keep the tissues handy.