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The Girl and Her Dairy Calf

I grew up on a small dairy farm in the era when we still had to physically walk beans to cut weeds. While I loved summer break because that meant county fair, it also meant work. And today I find myself in conversations with friends and parents of my children’s friends about what the kids […]

Is Food From Small Farmers Better? Why #FarmSizeDoesntMatter

Stand for farmers: conventional, organic, big, small. If we stand for living, breathing farmers, we can change the world. #FarmSizeDoesntMatter

Stand for farmers: conventional, organic, big, small. If we stand for living, breathing farmers, we can change the world. #FarmSizeDoesntMatter

The Secret to Quick Meals on Busy Nights

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You know when you have a way to save time in the kitchen, but don’t yell it from the the mountaintops because you think your friends already know it? Well, that happened to me recently. A few of us were sitting around when one of my friends said “Thank goodness someone told me about Leah’s […]

For Leontien…

Leontien and Me

On the day she would have turned 34, her family laid her to rest.       It still doesn’t seem real. It doesn’t seem right to see her family without Leontien too. And all the showering of love was evident throughout the room in the forms of flowers, pictures, cards, blankets and other gifts as we, those […]

He’s Hot in His Carhartt

Carhartt sent a jacket over for the husband to try out. I think he was a little more than excited to have his very own coat thanks to his wife’s blogging habit. And then a heat wave hit in March. But, he is still loving his new coat. The mornings have been cool when he […]

Blondies & Buckeye Bars

My contribution to the holiday cooking has been baking desserts. I found two doozies right next to each other in the Gooseberry Patch Big Book of Home Cooking Cookbook. I love this cookbook. I love these bars. Let’s talk about the Best Blondies first. You start by creaming together two sticks of melted butter and […]

Lady in Red, A Red Carhartt

Fall is here. It didn’t feel much like fall in Indiana this past week, but at least it still smells like it! The perk to live surrounded by corn. When Carhartt sent me this quarter zip hooded sweatshirt, I fell in love.  Thankful Carhartt has come out with a women’s line that is, dare I […]

Farming Leads to Dirty Jobs

Living on a farm can lead you to being licked,  playing in the dirt,  having to give animals showers,  and even having a little entertainment of watching the neighbor plant while you swim.  But, at the end of the day, now matter how dirty you are, someone will love you enough to check your head […]

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