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  • Farm Life

    7 Tips For Successful Farrowing

    Check out this detailed farrowing guide from my best friend and Day One Farrowing expert, Erin Brenneman. I’ve asked Erin to share with us the tools she uses to get brand new piglets off…

  • Food

    Barn Lessons & Dead Piglet Thrives

    Last week I told you about the harrowing farrowing of our Spot gilt, Pudding. I shouldn’t say ‘harrowing’ because it was pretty uneventful as a whole. But the way it started out,…

  • Food

    Coconut Cream Pie Bars

    Coconut cream pie is a staple on my family’s Christmas spread. This year, I wanted to make something a bit more interesting than the typical coconut cream pie offering. If you are…

  • Food

    Strawberry Preserves & Al Christian

    Over the weekend we had the privilege of hosting one of the great influences in my husband’s life, Al Christian. Al ran the Swine Teaching Farm at Iowa State University for over…

  • Food, Pigs

    BBQ Pulled Pork & Pig Farming

    Pulled pork has to be the most widely used recipe for pork shoulder, ever. When I created the recipe for Pork Carnitas, I cut the shoulder roast into large pieces before searing…

  • Pigs

    #WPX15 & Summer!

    This past week has been a total blur. The first two days we bid a fond farewell to my daughter’s kindergarten school year (and amazingly I didn’t cry like a baby for…

  • Cookies, Dessert

    Blue Tin Butter Cookies

    These rich and tender cookies are simply made and easily eaten. They transport me to simpler times. I’d like to think (though my cooking contest recipes would disprove this idea) that basic recipes, prepared…

  • 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

    Cherry D, The Pig

    Cherry D is one special pig.  She’s the newest addition to our small show pig family.  When I win a baking contest, it is now tradition to buy a pig (usually a…

  • Food & Swine

    Stained Glass Pig

    Easiest. Craft. Ever. I love simple projects that will catch the attention of kids of any age. These ‘stained glass’ pigs are made from 3 basic items: construction paper, tissue paper and contact…

  • Food & Swine

    More Fair Fun & Showing Pigs

    Today is a busy day at the Fair.  My daughter will be competing in “Create a Family Baking Legacy” sponsored by the Knop Family and Miss NiNi’s Fine Desserts.  She’s baking Red White and…