Looking for a Commodities Plugin for my blog…

One of the most frustrating things about starting a blog is knowing that there is something that you want. Knowing that the platform that you are using (WordPress) HAS to have what you are looking for. And then not being able to find it.

Argh.

Here’s what I want to put on the blog. A near real time updated commodities prices list. My buddy Eric did a stock price updating thing on his Real Estate News site. Seriously. This cannot be difficult.

Ping me if you find one. Just leave me a comment. Thanks.

A long start for the year.

Winter is a strange time for a farmer. You have the normal things of course, (milk the cows, get the eggs) but the rest of your time is spent fixing things. I feel like a mechanic, carpenter, and engineer all rolled in one. In the last week, I’ve had to repair three holes in the fence, replace the tractor’s engine, and now there’s a leak in the roof of the barn. Needless to say, it’s been a bad week. On the other hand, Dinner 1, (as we affectionately call our favorite heifer) gave birth last night, and the calf was as fit as an ox. We’ve only started raised large animals in the last couple of years, so seeing an increase is great for us.

In other important news, the New Year is here. We watched the Rose Parade yesterday. I’ve always been amazed by the floats in the parade. So much work is put into them. For something that will only be used once, the detail and craftsmanship is incredible. I guess it’s proof that hard work can be found in anything.