Saturday, October 10, 2020

Realizing I don't have to do it all

 Anyone else have a hard time asking for help?  Do you know what, we don't have to do it all!

Give yourself grace and ask for help

Thursday, August 27, 2020

After School Sheet Pan Charcuterie Board

As soon as the kids get off the bus, they're ready for a snack!  So build an After School Sheet Pan Charcuterie Board with all of their favorites!

After School Sheet Pan Charcuterie Board

Friday, August 21, 2020

We couldn't have asked for a better dog

We came to the end of an era on our farm.  Bailey, our old faithful dog, passed away after over 12 1/2 years of companionship.  We got her as a wedding gift from one of my sisters and she has been a special part of our family and farm ever since.

Farm Dog Tribute

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How to Create Your Own Family Adventure

From camping in the backyard, to hiking at different state parks, to exploring our "backyard", our family is always up for an adventure and this summer has made a point of planning an adventure each week.  Here are some tips and ideas to help you and your family to make your own fun and go on an adventure of your own: 

How to Create Your Own Family Adventure

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, show off your patriotism, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks and check crops.  It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July."  Now while knee high isn't the benchmark for farmers anymore due to hybridization and improved genetics, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year (see 2019201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July Iowa Corn 2020