Monday, August 6, 2018

#Celebrate365 Farmers Market Inspiration

Did you know that this week is National Farmers Market Week?  My Celebrate 365 co-hosts (Carlee from Cooking with Carlee, Jan of The Tip Garden and Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom) and I were so excited to find out about it that we decided to host a blog party full of garden fresh and farmers market inspired recipes!

#Celebrate365 Farmers Market Inspiration

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Family Fun at the Franklin County Fair

Today marks the official start to one of our family's favorite times of the year, our local Franklin County Fair in Hampton, Iowa.  Yesterday was entry day and last night we were in the parade, so to say that excitement and enthusiasm for the fair is high would be an understatement.

The kids and I all exhibited in the Open Show, our oldest Mr. K has some Clover Kid exhibits and Mr. K and Miss A are showing bottle lambs and feeder pigs this year.  Besides all of our projects at the fair, the kids are also excited for the fun family activities happening daily around the fair.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

Celebrate 365 Ice Cream Social

My favorite, go-to dessert will always be ice cream.  I will eat it all year long but there is something fun about eating ice cream and frozen treats during the summer.  My family even goes on an Ice Cream Road Trip every summer!  So to celebrate summer time and National Ice Cream month, I've joined forces with my Celebrate 365 co-hosts (Carlee from Cooking with Carlee, Jan of The Tip Garden and Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom) to throw an Ice Cream Social!

Ice Cream and Frozen Treats Blog Party - Link up your favorite recipes #Celebrate365

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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 20172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July Iowa Corn Farm Family

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Grilling Bucket List

If you aren't new to this blog, you know I'm all about the Bucket Lists so I figured after being inspired by so many great recipes from the Celebrate 365's Grilling Time Blog Party that I'd make a Grilling Bucket List for this summer.  What a great way to try new things and to kick off the first day of Summer!

Grilling Bucket List of 20+ Recipes for the Grill #Celebrate365

Listed below are a mix of main dishes, burgers, side dishes and even desserts to make on the grill.  Since first checking out these recipes on the Celebrate 365's Grilling Time Blog Party, I have already made a couple of these recipes: my family and I give the Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches and Grilled Sweet Potatoes a double thumbs up 👍👍

Friday, June 15, 2018

What it means to be a Farm Mom

Last month I was honored to receive a phone call from the America's Farmers program to say that I had been nominated and selected as one of this year's National Farm Moms of the Year and today I can finally share it with all of you!

America's Farmers Mom of the Year - What it means to be a Farm Mom

So what does it mean to be a Farm Mom?  I think a Farm Mom is a woman who is not only caring for her family, but also for the land, her livestock and her community.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable

Summer is in full swing for our family.  The kids have been out of school for a week and we've already started up the summer reading program at our local library, attended Clover Kids day camps and had TBall practices and games.  Before the summer progresses too much further I wanted share what the kids and I came up with for our annual Summer Bucket List for this year!

2018 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable

Create your own Summer Bucket List with my FREE Printable
Every list person's fantasy - bullet notes and calendar space to put annul events and activities so you can think how to schedule everything 😉