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Ask A Farmer: Smart Water Retention with Steve Pitstick

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families Hey there! We’re back again talking about smart water retention practices and the use of rain barrels in urban areas. We also want to state…

Smart Water Retention Sticker showcasing We Sow We Grow and Illinois Soybean Association

How We’re Managing Water Smartly with Rain Barrels

This post is sponsored by Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program and Illinois Farm Families It’s August, and I’m thinking about rain. I know, I know, May & June saw a ridiculous amount of rain in the Midwest, and now…

Homestead Blog Hop 253

Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop! We’re getting rain again, and with the addition of our new rain barrel, I’m like a kid the night before Christmas. I’m happily anticipating the filling of the 50-gallon barrel, for use later…

How Teachers Can Help Students Who Have Lost A Parent

For students of any age, the death of a parent is an extremely difficult time. School-aged children that suffer the loss of a parent can easily feel lost or overwhelmed. At their age, they haven’t learned how to cope…