We completed our first week of harvest 2022. Unfortunately, we only harvested three full days due to running into green rice on Tuesday and then a little rain on Friday. Still, we’ve been able to cut 438 acres since we started, and you won’t catch us complaining about that!
September is National Rice Month, which we look forward to celebrating every year. I can’t think of a better place to celebrate National Rice Month than on a rice farm.
This gives me the perfect opportunity to talk about our social media because, during September, we always amp it up, so you will want to make sure you check it out.
Harrison came to us in early 2020 and proposed we open social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We discussed as a family what we wanted that to look like. We wanted it to be fun and educational, but most of all, to give the world a glimpse into what a real farm family looked like. We like to keep things fresh and exciting by sharing anything from sake rice updates to old family pictures, drone footage, farm dog updates, and even some just-for-fun videos.
We also do giveaways! And we usually do one in September for National Rice Month. So you will want to head over there right now and follow us if you don’t already.
In addition to our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts, we have just recently entered the world of TikTok. We are still working on what we want that to look like, but we are finding it a fun place to hang out!
Our biggest project has been our YouTube channel. We have found that this is the hardest one to build a following. However, we love YouTube because it gives us the chance to provide you with a comprehensive view of our lives. It doesn’t have to be just a short 2-minute clip. We can show you recipes, take you along for equipment rides, and let you see what farm life looks like.
Was all of that a commercial for our Social Media? You bet it was! I’ll plug it any chance I get. And I’ll do it for a couple of reasons…
- I genuinely want people to come alongside us and see what farming is like. People need to know where their food comes from, and it’s an added benefit if they can see that there are real families behind it. Family farms are quickly becoming a thing of the past, and we must keep them alive and well.
- I want my kids to have the benefit of seeing their ideas work. Harrison spends so much time ensuring we have footage for our YouTube channel, and Alayna spends hours editing that footage. I would love for more people to enjoy it!
So with that in mind, I’m going to link our last two YouTube videos in this post. And I’m going to ask you to subscribe to the channel, like the video, and ring the bell…
Until Next Time,