Wrestling the Beast

March 24, 2024

Owning a small business is like wrestling with a beast every single day. It’s a beast that plays with your life savings, and toys with your retirement, daring you to jump into the abyss of failure when things get tough and you must get going.  The Beast forces you to stare the balancing act of managing employees and wanting to give them the world despite what the numbers…


Connection with Faith and Farming

January 23, 2023

If you farm, you have faith. We have faith that the rain will spill over from the clouds when it’s dry.  And understand Mother Nature is on her time, not our time. Faith. Farmers have faith that the baby calf is going to live.  Praying that the sparkle comes back to her eyes, her coat shines again, and she jumps up at feeding time.   If the calf takes…


Looking ahead …

December 13, 2020

Looking ahead … I see opportunities.  Are you going to be ready for them? As I was putting the finishing touches on the first batch of buckeyes last night, I couldn’t help but think about the year coming up and what it was going to look like for me — and what I want it to look like. I don’t want to rush you, but have you started…