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Winter prep...already!

Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 30 August 2023…

Hey Y’all!

Good morning and happy Wednesday from Free Missouri! It’s another beautiful morning, second pic is the sunrise yesterday. The weather is still very nice, our thoughts are with the folks in Florida. We hope and pray you stay safe. The animals are all doing very well with nothing significant to report. Yesterday morning we had new tires put on the dually. Not surprisingly, it’s more expensive to buy 6 tires than 4! That said, it was past time for new tires. Yesterday afternoon, we recorded episode 5 of the Dust’er Mud podcast. It is scheduled for release on the podcast sites tomorrow morning at 0300 CDT. I was finally successful in my desperate search to figure out how to get the podcast video uploaded to YouTube more quickly. Through yet another search of the internet for information, I finally found that our editing software has an option to compress the video in such a way that it reduced the file to 10% of its original size. We knew we had to be missing something and we finally figured it out! The rest of the day today and probably most of the day tomorrow, I will be hauling hay. We were able to secure the 100 bales that it will take to get us through the winter from a local source, only 45 minutes away. Time to break in those new tires!

Since we were able to get the podcast video uploaded in 10% of the time it’s been taking, I set it in such a manner that if you have the link to the video you can watch it, even before it is “online.” So, I’m offering you the opportunity to see it a day prior to its release by clicking on the link provided below the episode description.

Welcome to Episode 5, where Rich & Shelley McGlamory dive deep into the heart and soul of the Ozarks community and its compelling juxtaposition with regenerative farming. From a touching neighborly rescue during a farming crisis to the freedom of crafting their own barndominium, the McGlamorys share their journey, both personal and agricultural.

**Episode Highlights:**

- **Farm Update:** We unveil the exciting news of our newly processed steer, the joy of once-a-day milking, and our latest hay haul. Discover how these developments amplify our sense of belonging in the Ozarks community.

- **Ozarks’ Uniqueness:** Discover why Ozark County, Missouri stands apart, not just geographically, but in its approach to building, homeschooling, and the infectious ‘midwest-nice’ attitude. We also touch upon the tangible respect and camaraderie that's in stark contrast to our East Coast experiences.

- **Regenerative Farming in the Ozarks:** We delve into how regenerative farming meshes with the Ozarks way of life, emphasizing the symbiotic relationship between the two. The practice may be management-intensive, but the community support and respect for diverse approaches make it all worthwhile.

- **Memorable Encounters:** Hear our heartwarming tale of a neighbor's kindness during a farming emergency. Such experiences have deepened our bond with this community, making us feel more at home than ever.

- **Community's Influence:** The Ozarks community isn't just a place to live – it's a treasure trove of agricultural wisdom. Learn how this wealth of knowledge has transformed our farming practices and why Missouri’s rank in the farming sector holds significant importance.

- **Current Farming Economic Climate:** A spotlight on the alarming hike in livestock costs and the predicted dip in farm sector income for 2023. We delve into the repercussions of these financial shifts on regenerative farming. Is there hope for the small farm?

- **Closing Thoughts:** A recap and a tantalizing glimpse into our next episode: “Grass-only: Our Approach to Raising Beef.” Don’t forget to subscribe and engage in the comment section!

Join our journey, share in our experiences, and be a part of the Dust'er Mud community. Like, subscribe, and hit that notification bell for more content from our farm to your screen!

Local Farm Report for 28 & 29 August 2023


53 Chicken eggs

21 Duck eggs

8 1/2 Gallons of milk


Psycho & Shelley

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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
Aug 31, 2023

Been on the road and in meetings 15+ hours per day the past week, but hope to get caught up on the podcasts this coming weekend!

Enjoy those new tires! Always feels like you have a new car/truck, when you get rid of old, hard, worn-out tires!

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