Friday, July 28, 2023

How to host a Family Cake War

Blame it on watching too much Is it Cake or my kids enjoying spending time in the kitchen, but one item on our Summer Bucket List was to hold our very own Family Cake War. We had so much fun doing this that I wanted to share how you can do it with your family!

How to host a Family Cake War

Monday, July 24, 2023

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip

July is National Ice Cream Month! So what a better way to celebrate than indulging in some ice cream at one of Iowa's nostalgic ice cream shops!  During the month of June for over 10 years my family has gone on an Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip in honor of National Dairy Month.  Check out the 30+ locations we've visited on the tour:

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip - 20+ Ice Cream Shops from across the state of Iowa

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at The Filling Station in Madrid, Iowa

People have been telling us for years to go check out The Filling Station in Madrid, Iowa and we finally made a trip this summer and it won't be our last! There's something for everyone at this seasonal ice cream shop that serves both hard and soft serve ice cream.

Iowa Ice Cream Road Trip at The Filling Station in Madrid, Iowa

Friday, July 7, 2023

The BBP Pizza

One of my favorite parts of 4-H is that it encourages youth to explore their interests and try new things. My son is in his third year of 4-H and has grown so much through the different projects and events he has participated in. This year one of his projects that will be shown at our county fair next week is his Pizza Food Challenge. He had so much fun going to a pizza workshop and creating his own pizza that I thought I'd share it here on my blog!

4-H Food Challenge - BBP Pizza

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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 over a decade (see 2022202120202019201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July - North Iowa Corn