“Let today be the start of something new”

We decided a few weeks ago to give raising chicks a try.  We have had our chickens for over a year now and thought why not try something new with chicks. We started out purchasing 8 chicks at our local farm store and so far we still have 8 chicks.  I honestly didn’t know what we were in for, but so far it hasn’t been too bad or difficult. We started them off in a Read More

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!! Mother Nature delivered us with some much-needed rain yesterday and it is so amazing to see the pasture starting to green up.  It has been a dry winter and I have been starting to stress about the crops due to the lack of moisture. I was starting to feel like we were in a bubble and in for a drought this year.  Though there is still a long growing season for the Read More

“The best way to predict the future is to create it”

It’s almost that time, time for me to get back into the tractor and back to work.  We have been so dry this winter and the spring hasn’t been any better.  We have had several storm systems pass through, but all of them have spread the moisture around us, leaving us to continually dry. We are really hoping that within the next couple of weeks we get a good, wet pattern that moves through, giving Read More

“There is always something to be thankful for”

I was searching through old pictures the other day and came across this one.  My girls are so tiny.  How time truly flies by. I love finding old photos and reliving the good ole’ days.  This day we had purchased a bunch of pheasants and went to one of my dad’s farms and released them.  The pheasant population had been so low and we wanted to try and help it grow on his land.  We Read More

Harvest Meals…..Day 6

Well, it’s day 6 of harvest, hopefully, all has gone well.  I’m hoping that in this stage of harvest most kinks have been worked out and the days are running smoother. Looking for a meal to cook today, I went with a meal that I knew the harvesters would be thankful for (not that they aren’t thankful for every meal, because they are).  I know a big, juicy sandwich is just what they need to Read More

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Subs

There is nothing quite like a big, tender, tasty meatball sub.  The subs are so big and full of flavor with the tender meat, crispy onion, and tangy marinara sauce.     They really are quite simple to make, you just have to have the patience of rolling them into balls.  Regardless, they are worth it because of their delicious flavor.         Oh and don’t forget the ooey-gooey cheese in the center that Read More

Crock-Pot Apple Crisp

I am always looking for an easy recipe and it seems like I always revert back to the crock-pot for help.  It seems so easy to be able to just prepare your meal, throw it in the crock-pot and let it do the work. I don’t know if you can ever really go wrong with a crisp.  Honestly, my favorite crisp is my peach crisp recipe, but peaches aren’t in season right now so I Read More