Agriculture

A Lotta More Days of Corn

Friends, I'm slacking over here. I'm blaming it on farrowing season, and show season, and boating season, and just a plain old busy life! Yesterday marked day 108, and in the past 40 days I've only been out to take pictures of the corn three times! So we're going to back track a little and… Continue reading A Lotta More Days of Corn

Agriculture

35 More Days of Corn

A little over a month ago, I shared "31 Days of Corn," a collection of photos taken during the first 31 days after planting corn in the field behind our house. Since then, the corn has grown from 2 feet tall, to nearly 10 feet tall! For this second series of photos, I even had… Continue reading 35 More Days of Corn

Farmer's Grace Food

A Pie Baker in the Making

Lately I have taken up the hobby of making pies. Up until about 3 weeks ago, I had never made a pie, aside from maybe those pudding pies my Grandma Blanche liked to whip up during summer vacation. But as far as rolling dough, following a recipe, and using a real pie dish (not those… Continue reading A Pie Baker in the Making

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31 Days of Corn

I feel like I start out every single blog post by saying that I've been failing at blogging. And here we are again. It seems like it's been forever since I've sat down and updated you on anything. I just have a few too many irons in the social media fire. I'm one of those… Continue reading 31 Days of Corn

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: April 8, 2018

I am so excited to share this week's photos! When I first started Sunday Snaps, I had two main goals: Share current photos that show what's happening around the farm, and Get better at using my camera. Obviously the first goal is pretty easy to accomplish. Any time I share photos, you get a small… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: April 8, 2018

Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: April 1, 2018

It's almost 5 o'clock and I'm trying to figure out where in the heck my weekend went! Don't you just hate when that happens? Sometimes I can blame it on being busy, but this weekend I'm afraid I spent more time sleeping than anything. Oh well, sometimes you just need a lazy weekend. I don't… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: April 1, 2018

Agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: March 4, 2018

Sunday, we meet again. As I sit here watching Fixer Upper, drinking my coffee, and scrolling through photos, I can't ignore the fact that there are muddy paw prints on my kitchen floor, dirty dishes in the sink, and laundry chilling on the couch just waiting to be folded. I have a pretty hefty to-do… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: March 4, 2018

Agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau

Letters From Our Adopted Classroom

Every year, Illinois Farm Bureau pairs farmers with Chicago classrooms through their Adopt A Classroom program. The farmers and teachers work together to share letters, pictures, videos, and classroom visits to help give urban students a better understanding of agriculture and rural life. Last fall I signed up for the program and was paired with… Continue reading Letters From Our Adopted Classroom

Agriculture, Sunday Snaps

Sunday Snaps: February 4, 2018

Happy Superbowl Sunday! For some, today is a day full of food, friends, and football. For me, it's more about sweatpants and napping until the Halftime Show. My dogs and I have even taken to calling it Snooze-per-bowl Sunday. I'm just not a big sports fan, ok? I can't even confidently tell you what teams… Continue reading Sunday Snaps: February 4, 2018

Agriculture

Saying Goodbye to Belle

I've thought a few different times about how I would write this post. I've been preparing for it since the day I bought Belle. I didn't think I would have to write it so soon, but here we are. Living on a livestock farm, I've become all too familiar with the hard reality that our… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Belle