About Me

I live by the saying "Bloom where you are planted."  I am proud to be a farmer, a farmer's wife and a stay at home mom.  Combine that passion with my love for my community and volunteering, there always seems to be "fields of opportunities" for me and my family in rural North Iowa.

About Val Plagge of Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
September 2017
My blog shares all of my life's passions and roles.  At the heart of it all is my growing family.  They are the ones who motivate me to do my best and be the best wife, mom and role model possible.  My family members include:
  • My Farmer:  AKA my husband of ten years.  We met and started dating while we were freshman at Iowa State University and married a year after graduating.  He enjoys farming, butchering and smoking meat, and hunting.  My Farmer is not only my husband but my best friend.  
  • Mr. K:  Our son is 6 1/2 years old and loves going to school.  His favorite subjects in 1st grade are Art and Science.  He enjoys being in Clover Kids, Showing at the County Fair, Lego League and TBall.  When he grows up he wants to be a farmer.
  • Miss A:  Our oldest daughter is 4 1/2 years old and is known for her big personality!  You can always find her in a dress, no matter if she is going to PreK, helping out in the barn, or just playing outside with her siblings.
  • Miss L:  Miss L is 3 years old and is always laughing.  She loves playing outside and playing with her siblings.  She also takes full advantage of being the oldest at home during school days by helping Dad and Mom on the farm.
  • Miss R:  Miss R is the baby of the family and is 1 1/2 years old.  Despite being the youngest, nothing holds her back from keeping up with her older siblings.  
  • Bailey:  My Farmer's and my dog who we received as a wedding present from one of my sisters.  She is a great companion and playmate to all of us.

Other ways to keep up with raising "Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids":

10 comments:

  1. You sound like a marvelous person and have a great blog here! I think in real life, we could be good friends. I love animals and volunteering too and was the one who first started the idea of "commenting for charity." I did it for two years, but it got to be more expensive that I expected but I kept the list of charities we donated to at the bottom of our blog. Off now to follow you on Twitter!

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    1. Thanks! It is great hearing from you and thanks for coming up with the "Comments for a Cause" concept. I know Beth Ann is finding it expensive as time goes on too. I hope by being apart of the program this year creates awareness for different charities and helps out those causes.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad I found yours through that! I look forward to following your posts :)

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  3. Your blog is amazing. I get so many great ideas from this blog and you seem like a wonderful person. Keep doing what you're doing.

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  4. Found you through pinterest! I love how you are so dedicated to your family! I love the farm life as well and i cant wait to hear more about yours!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the blog.

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  5. I enjoyed today for the 1st time reading some of your farm life blog Val! I am so impressed with your dedication in so many areas! It was great meeting you again & your family yesterday in Clear Lake! From: Lynn a WI Country Gal raised on a farm in beautiful WI; where we raised beef & bison. Father was a paralyzed veteran & farmer @ along w\Mom adopted all 3 of us kids in the 1960's! We had a wonderful farm life & many fond memories of this generous, loving Christian couple now both sadly gone...

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    1. Thanks for stopping by the blog Lynn! It was great to meet you the other day.

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