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What is #Fitfarmer?


#Fitfarmer is a sharing initiative to inspire an active lifestyle for those living in rural farm communities.  As a farmer, father, and businessman I know how hard it is to balance the pressures of life with finding time to eat a balanced diet and train as a competitive athlete.  #Fitfarmer is to share training and health tips for those of us who don’t live next door to a gym but have endless acres of potential to train.  This initiative is all about supporting health

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Rain, rain go away don't come back another day! It is September 10 and we have only got in a couple days of swathing and we have received more rain. On a positive note it was only enough to stop us for a day or two. As long as it stays a away we should be able to get back swathing pretty soon.

Read more: Slow Starting Harvest

Why I Clan….

I sometimes wonder if I was ever intended to grow up or if I am stuck in this quasi adult mind that races between the responsibilities of a business owner, farmer, father, and the things that fuel my passion for living cycling, exploring, and even in this case gaming. Having a 12 year old has not forced me to step up into my adult role nearly as much as it has refreshed my desire to see the world through his eyes.  I also realize that this is my very short window when parents have the luxur

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I have finally broke down and bought a brand new 2305 utility tractor for yard work. Although I only have 3 hours on it I am so glad I made this purchase. After pricing several of the competitors utility tractors the 2305 provided the best value and of course I always lean toward a Deere!

Read more: New Addition to the Farm

Building a Success Team

Thanks to a mid-harvest dump of snow, it has been quite a while since I have sat down to write. But as I have said, this blog is more about documenting my journey and observations about life rather than consistency. I am just a farm boy writing when I get a small window of opportunity within my chaotic life.

As always, my goal is to grow in all ways and the biggest contributor to this growth is my willingness to learn. This was one of the revelations I had after plowing through 31 audio books i

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Two consecutive days of frost has me concerned with the late Canola crop and it is not even the first of September. All of the crops are very late and these early frosts are not helping matters. Time will tell the extent of the damage.

Read more: Frost already?

 With the race season over and summer coming to an end, I have been looking back and feeling a touch of guilt for neglecting my blog over the last year. Despite having a number of experiences and ideas I have wanted to share, I just haven’t made the time to put them to paper… or to the keyboard anyway, you know what I mean.

I have been sitting on TractorView for the better part of a year now, stuck on deciding which direction to take it. After much thinking, I have decided that the bes

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I love my iPad for use on the farm and the Otter Box Defender is the best product I have found to protect it. I filmed this video in the field to demonstrate how well this product fits on the JD field office and why I feel it works so well in a work application.

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Just a short overview of the 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited on my quest to buy a new truck. I have to admit I have never been a Dodge guy but this truck may convert me. Very well finished vehicle with lots of extras at the top end of the truck market I can see why Car and Driver picked this as the truck of the year again.

Read more: 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited Review

Just had a chance to check out the 2010 John Deere 9870 with a 40' header. This is a very impressive machine that I hope to field test once we get into the 2010 harvest. I did not have much time to go into all the features but I will hopefully get into more details in a later blog review.

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I am in the market for a new truck and have been focusing a lot of effort on test driving, reading reviews, comparing options attempting to deciding what my next ride should be. I use my truck primarily for real estate and spend a lot of time on the road so LOVING whatever I pick is important. The last truck I bought was late 2010 and now I am due. Feel free to watch, please keep in mind I am not car and driver reviewing I just a farm kid picking out a new set of wheels. My first review is the 2

Read more: 2014 Chevy High Country Review

Agents must use more caution than ever in who they allow to promote their data. Think about how your data is being used prior to agreeing to allow a third party website to promote your listings.

Read more: Data Syndication in Canada