Wednesday, July 27, 2022

O'Brien County Family Weekend Getaway

This summer our family went on a road trip to Northwest Iowa to explore O'Brien County. We loved our weekend getaway and will share all of our recommendations of things to do, places to eat and where we stayed so you can plan your own trip!

O'Brien County Family Weekend Getaway
We loved the trails at the O'Brien County Prairie Heritage Center

Monday, July 4, 2022

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. In fact, our family has been taking an annual "Knee High" photo for the last decade (see 202120202019201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

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