***The 2019 Franklin County Fair is July 17-21. Some activities may differ from the 2018 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.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012).