Family

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My daughter with my Dad, during harvest 2014.

I’ll skip the intro here and put a few pictures up.  Family means everything to us.  We farm together, raise livestock together and stick together.  I’m lucky to have a great group of people around me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My son is never far from a tractor.

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My daughter… never far from pigs. Or grandma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Me, Mom and Sis at our family Thanksgiving.

 

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My son and I working the day away.  He would sit in a tractor for hours.  (But it is always a safe bet to have lots of goodies on hand…)

 

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My daughter, son and I getting geared up for a day in the field with my sister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Did I mention we have a few pigs too? (this is Cookie Dough)

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This is my Grandma (Dad’s mother)… she recently turned 90.  I learned a lot about baking from her, and my Mom.

 

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More pigs…

 

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Can’t get enough of them… hence, the blog “Food and SWINE”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We teach them to swim…

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And drink…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Dad, during harvest.

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I have lots of wonderful cousins (where are pictures of us?) and friends who are like family…

 

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This is the pig-guy… I married.

 

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Here’s a picture of my wonderful father in law and daughter at the Iowa State Fair hog show. They were re-painting the numbers on the sides of our Yorkshire boars.

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Here’s one of my cousins!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And another cousin!

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And my sis again… with my scrumptious little niece!

 

3 Comments

  • Reply Colleen Carpenter December 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Love theses pictures. ..love recipes too!

  • Reply Loretta VonStein February 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Cristen, saw your site in Des Moines register this morning. Will be following. Curious, is Sandy and Harry your in-laws? Friends from the past. Loretta

    • Reply Cristen March 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Hi Loretta! Yes Harry and Sandi are my in-laws! Everyone says hi! Thanks for stopping by!

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