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    Savor The Crazy Spring Despite The Planter Dust

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on April 14, 2014

    To us, spring is when the earth looks bright, new and fresh. The season has always reminded us of God’s love with the new beginning of a crop season. Mike: Some say spring is less stressful than harvesting. For us, planting season is way more hectic. It’s all about time – too little of it. It's the lead-off for the whole year. Our planting window is much narrower than the harvest window. Once all the equipment is ready to go and all the seed has been delivered in a…

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    An In-house Farm Tax Doer: An Extra Perk Of Married Life

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on March 13, 2014

    Back in the days before I met Sheilah, I really dreaded farm tax season. Okay, I still do, but for a different reason. I never had the best filing system. Most of my receipts ended up in the console or the floor of my pickup. What made it into the house wound up in some unmarked folder hidden a bunch of other folders. Every April – yes, April – (I'd put them off for as long as possible) rolled around, I'd search of my receipts. I'd spend uncountable hours looking for…

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    Nothing Says 'I Love You' More Than A Farm Machinery Show Trip

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on February 24, 2014

    Nothing says “I love you” like a trip to the National Farm Machinery Show. But piles of work had to be moved first. So about 11 p.m. on February 13, we (being Sheilah’s sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew) piled into a big old Toyota Sequoia and headed out for Louisville, Ky. Mike: As if I don’t have enough to do, I started to plow snow for the township on an “as needed basis". Sheilah: As needed, my big left toe! More like every day this winter! Mike…

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    At Our Farm, 'B' Stands for Bad Road, Blizzard, Below Zero And...

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on January 30, 2014

    Sheilah: When I think of wintertime, I think of “B” words – blustery, bitter, bad roads, blizzards, below zero. But the granddaddy of them all is budgeting. During January and February, Mike spends lots of time making phone calls and sitting in front of his computer looking at spreadsheets. At times, he gets a bit obsessed with his budgets – my opinion anyway. But it's an important and essential part of farming. While I keep track of all the expenses and bills, he…

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    Important Anniversary Day Didn't Come Off On Schedule

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on January 14, 2014

    As all farmers know, things don’t always happen like they're supposed to. And, you don’t always get to celebrate important days on time. Our first anniversary was on November 30 – yes, the first one! But since Thanksgiving was late and harvest was prolonged, we didn’t take do anything special, besides saying "Happy anniversary." We normally don’t do anything for New Year’s Eve. So we – yes, both of us – decided we'd postpone…

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    Seed Companies Push Planting Products And Our Patience

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on December 25, 2013

    Christmas is barely over and the New Year is rounding the corner. These holidays always seem to go by so fast, and it seems as though some companies want to make it go by even faster. All through December seed representatives have been calling the house nonstop to ask, “Have you bought all your seed yet? We've got some really good deals!” Sheilah: I get really frustrated with this. One company in particular called the house at least once a day for a week. Of course, they'd…

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    Ah, Deer Hunting Season Is On!

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     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on December 9, 2013

    It's that time of year when you wake up pre-dawn, put on five layers of clothing – and enough orange to be legal, then go look for the elusive deer. The first week is over and neither of us got anything, or did we? Sheilah: People ask me all the time: “Why do you like to hunt?” Well, it’s certainly not because I like to freeze my butt off all day. I get more out of hunting than just shooting a deer. It’s all about the memories. Mike: I, on the other hand…

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    Why God Gave Us 'Buddy Seats'

    Two Hearts, One Harvest

     by Mike and Sheilah Reskovac
     on November 19, 2013

    Sheilah: “Oh, Oh! Look! A ringneck! And there's another! Awww, and a baby one! Move ringnecks! Get out of the way. Combinder coming through!” Mike: “Honey, your missing rows . . .. What's going on? Why are you stopping?” Sheilah: “See the ringnecks? I want pictures.” Ah, just one of the memories from our 2013 harvest season – our first as a married couple. Not every day was as fun or as memorable as that particular day. Some were a blur, and…

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