Melby the Chicken Wrangler

How our farm dog Australian Shepherd, Melby, is reacting – and helping! – with the chickens!

Tractor Versus Horsey Farm Girl

I’ll admit it – it took me 23 years to break down and learn to drive a tractor.  I had many excuses – was too big and dangerous, fear of the clutch, too many buttons, I was going to hit something, why don’t the breaks work better … But I became desperate one year and…

We’re Headed to a Show!

Be sure to add this to your calendar – May 11, 2019, Towanda, Illinois, at the “Old Rugged Barn“!  We’re headed to the “Celebrate MOMZ Craft Show“! I think this will be a perfect first show for us – especially since it’s in an older barn!  It’s been a crazy spring (and about to be…

Garden Time!

I am so excited – you have no idea!  It’s finally time to start the garden! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  (AKA – we earn a small commission…

DIY-ing Homemade Hamloaf

I don’t know how or why – but I LOVE hamloaf!  I’m not even a huge ham or meatloaf person, but for some reason, this stuff is one of my favorites! We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn…

I Never Made A Spaghetti Sauce I Liked

Until now! My mom – for all her wonderful cooking – never made her own spaghetti sauce.  She made her own lasagna sauce, but never spaghetti.  So I (mostly) did the same; I just found a jar of sauce I liked.  And I kept using it.  Once in a while I’d try a spaghetti sauce…

The Cat Ate My Gravy!

So I thought up a “Blender Bottle Hack”! You know those blender bottles?  The ones that you get when you’re on a health-kick?  They have the little squiggly wire ball thing in a plastic cup that makes it easy to dump your stinky powdery stuff, top off with water, and shake so you don’t have…