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  • Food & Swine

    Meet an Iowa Egg Farmer!

    Iowa is a top producing state of many commodities, but much to many Iowans’ surprise, Iowa leads the way in egg production. Eggs produced in Iowa are more than the second and…

  • Dinner

    Pork Tenderloin and Baby Potatoes

    Pork tenderloin with baby potatoes and a rich pan sauce secured a spot in the regular dinner lineup today.  This meal was completely put together and on the table in around 35…

  • Dinner

    Beef Bourguignon & Working Cows

    Julia Child was first to arrive on the scene as a culinary entertainer, in my opinion. She was so interesting to watch and cared so deeply about every recipe she created.  I most…

  • Farm Life, Food & Swine

    We Are Pig Farmers

    We are pig farmers.  Let me share a bit about our diverse pig farm: We raise pigs in different ways on our family farm.  We have modern style pig barns where we raise hogs…

  • Food & Swine

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

    I have been nipped by the ‘baking bug’ as I’ve spent quite a bit of my time recently with my family, helping bring the crops in for Harvest 2014.  Time in the…

  • Food & Swine

    Our Modern Pig Barns

    Today I’m taking you on a tour of our modern pig barns.  Come on into my prep shed and grab a pair of coveralls and clean boots and we’ll be on our…

  • Food & Swine

    Cookie Dough Can Swim

    The other day,  upon letting the gilts out that we have at home, it was discovered that they would chart a different course on their evening walk.  “Cookie Dough” one of the…

  • Food & Swine

    Simple Syrup Lemonade

    I’ve posted a few times about “Lemonade“, the real kind, my favorite drink ever.  (When I don’t have raging heartburn.) This is a recipe quite like that but I love it even more! Today…

  • Food & Swine

    sweet babies

    My husband took the kids to the barn tonight to check in on Oink’s new litter and see how big Cinnamon’s pigs have gotten as well. The three of them couldn’t have…

  • Food & Swine

    field trip iowa style

    My daughter attends a local preschool that I call a ‘country preschool’.  It is out here near where we live and we have a lot of great families that attend.  One of…