September 19th, 2018 - Good Morning everyone,
It was a great but tough week out in the field. We got some amazing birds throughout this week such great hunts. The tough part was for our guides and this damn cold weather. It has been raining then freezing a night, therefore, the guides have had some messy morning setting up and cleaning up. Still to the weather at their disadvantaged our guides managed to pull through with some amazing morning and afternoon hunts.
We had Earl Bentz in camp this week with a big crew of nine men. So many laughs and great stories with them. We also had Daniel and Tom in camp as a group of two from Jacksonville, Illinois, they have been having a great time here exploring all our little shops around the yard and even in Phill filled with lots of stories and memories. Always so great seeing the familiar faces again and getting to know the new ones. Safe travels guys! Can't wait to have you guys come back sometime soon.
Did I ever tell you guys the story of our missing sign and how I "conveniently" found it through my snapchat stories?......
September 12th, 2018 - Good Afternoon everyone,
The weather has been great until today, rain rain and more rain. We have got some warning of snow too! We are praying that snow stays away. We need to get some good weather for our harvest season....
September 5th, 2018 - Good afternoon everyone!
It is finally September, which means its hunting time. We have bear and waterfowl hunters in camp in this week, everyone arrived on Sunday, September 2nd & they are all having a trip of a lifetime!Time to catch up on a few things,
We always try and improve all the different aspects here around the farm and business. Our goal is to give all the hunters a better.....
August 29, 2018 - Good afternoon everyone!
Okay so we did the unthinkable, we surprised Grant! but not just with anything, we surprised him with a shop full of his closest friends and family, a live band and amazing food to celebrate his big 50th birthday!
So our favorite guy Grant Kuypers turns 50 coming up soon here on September 4th. With all the craziness that happens at the farm during September from our harvest to our waterfowl hunting, Grant hasn't celebrated his birthday with his friends and family for many years. Usually, he's in the tractor or in the office. Don't get me wrong Grant loves to do those two things but for this birthday Lana decided he needed a night to relax and have some fun with his favorite people.
Lana started planning for his big surprise party back in May, she made the list of what she thinks he would want and who would be attending. Before we knew it the band was booked, the caters were given the menu, and the guests were setting the date in their schedule. The biggest and hardest part about this whole plan was trying not to tell Grant. We emphasized to everyone that it is a "SURPRISE" party. Thankfully everyone was very understanding of that and no one spilled the tea to the big guy.
The party day arrived and we needed to get Grant away from the farm so we could all set up. Lana decided to have a Lloyd day with Grant which was perfect because it would keep him away for the whole day. Their plan was to be back at the shop for 7:30, and our guests were set to arrive at 7:00. Everything was set up, the band was on their way and the catering staff was in the little cabin organizing the food. There was just one small but very big problem going on..the power was out.......
August 22, Good afternoon everyone!
This week has been crazy around the farm. Our renovations have been coming along very fast with everyone lending a hand and working extra long hours to try and get as much done as possible before our first set of hunters come to camp starting Sept..