• Jessica Lavicky

    God's Acres: Farmers Donate Grain Selflessly

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on March 29, 2013

    This past Easter weekend, I went back to Nebraska to visit family. Telling stories and digging into history, I came upon an amazing story about my hometown, Dwight and how the farming families came together to help each other out in a time of need. Picture this. It's 1921, you live in a rural town of 310 farming families. A small, devout, resourceful, but comparatively poor Bohemian (predominately Catholic) town. Fulfilling the call and need for a new school, a building is built for $120K…

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    Calving Season Brings Unexpected Surprises

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on March 22, 2013

    To everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn. You know how the song goes. It is officially spring. If you ask a high school student what the season it is, he would gladly tell you "basketball season".  Ask a banker, they would answer you "refinancing season" or a financial advisor, "tax season". But ask a farmer what season it is and he will answer, "calving season". Currently, in this blogger's life it is…

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    Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, Neither Was This Photo Project

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on March 19, 2013

    Ever since I was a kid, I remember having an interest in building things. Some ideas were worse than others, while some turned out to be right on the money. To this day, my sister will not hesitate to share the story of when we were kids and I had the grand idea to build a kite out of dad's old 2x4's. So it just makes sense for me to do custom framing along with my photography. It comes naturally. I would be lying if I said my latest adventure was a "weekend…

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    The Big Red Barn

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     by Jessica Lavicky
     on March 13, 2013

    I am always one to enjoy a good road trip. Especially if this road trip is through the country on a nice and warm afternoon. Personally, my favorite days to road trip are early Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. Something in the air makes it perfect. And no, it's not the dairy farm down the road I am talking about. So, on my most recent road trip from St. Charles, Illinois, I wasn't able to take gravel road and enjoy the agriculture. However, I did manage to get lost on a…

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