These three expecting mothers posed perfectly while I helped feed the cows behind our house on a cold winter day.
The Missouri River was BIG! During the devastating flood of 2019, the Waverly marina took a direct hit.
Spring is my favorite time of year to capture the individual personalities of calves. Needless to say, this girl was eager for a photo op!
A rain storm stopped harvest for the day, but it gave us beautiful contrasting colors of golden wheat and dark, ominous clouds. It made for a beautiful night.
A spring storm rolled in over a tired old barn and dozer on our North Missouri cattle farm. Wet days like this were a common sight in 2019.
Abbey Kay Stricker
A reluctant Rascal got his evening bath in Christian County. Even cattle get embarrassed by their moms!
Libby and her big brother Tucker filled sand bags to help save their neighbor’s Chariton County farm. This is a summer neither Libby nor any of us in the Show Me state will forget.
Sweet summertime. Missouri watermelons are the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day!
Natural light pollution in the form of lightning bugs and the Milky Way were the only things visible on this still summer morning.
Never-ending rain made putting up hay quite a challenge in 2019. The bounty from this 300-acre field will help us take on another winter, whatever it may bring.
My father, a third-generation small farmer in rural Southeast Missouri, still proudly runs the combine. May we be ever mindful of where our food supply comes from.
All the fanciest, most-expensive toys can’t compete with the simple joy of watching dad pile hay bales. Who needs television when this is your backyard?
The snow fell silently on this combine at our neighbor’s house in Silex. This machine reminds me so much of my grandfather, Robert Taylor, who used the same type of combine on his farm in Elsberry.