Jeff Ryan is Guy No. 2 in the operation of Two Guys Farming, Inc., near Cresco, IA.

Jeff farms during the day, but in the evening he e-mails his observations about life on the farm to his city-dwelling friends. He weaves these observations into entertaining stories that are sure to bring recognition, sometimes tears, but mostly a few smiles and outright belly laughs.

Posts by Jeff Ryan

in Farm Industry News Blog Sep 07, 2011

Figuring the flight plan

Did you do anything interesting last month? I dug a grave and buried a guy. Want to fold now?....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jul 12, 2011

With free installation

I found out that bees come in small packages. Transporting bees is nothing like transporting hay. Not even close....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jun 03, 2011

Gotta bid to buzz

Let's say, hypothetically, that you want to raise bees. You need the right equipment to make that happen, especially if the end goal is to generate....More
in Farm Industry News Blog May 03, 2011

Getting a PhD in J-B Weld

Sometimes the parts come apart. That's the way things work in the mechanical world. The solution is to find a way to keep them working the way they'....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Apr 01, 2011

Back on the horse again

  When you get tossed off a horse, the best thing to do is to get back in the saddle again. That's how the theory goes, anyway. Could be....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Mar 07, 2011

Go fish

Let's get one thing straight. I'm a land-based mammal. You're a land-based mammal. We're all land-based mammals....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Jan 04, 2011

Taking up a collection for Bambi

While I was seated at the grill one August evening, my phone rang. It was a guy who lives about 30 miles away. In early June that year, he had....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Dec 02, 2010

Ranger Rick and the outstanding balance

Sometime late last fall, as I was walking from the cattle shed back to the house, I noticed something odd on the roof of my house. It was one of....More
in Farm Industry News Blog Nov 11, 2010

Skinny, the Barn Mortician

Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I'm not into antiques. Yeah, yeah, the GuyNo2Mobile is a 1961 Volkswagen and technically an....More

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