Monthly archive for August2013

Growin’ up

Growin’ up

The last time we visited this farm, the pigs were pretty little and especially cute. 7 weeks later, they’ve grown up quite a bit.  They’re still not at that totally fat and really unfortunate looking stage (sorry market hogs; you’re not cute) but they’re definitely…

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Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch

Oh, rural America small town, how I love thee.  Your folks are friendly and you can see the stars at night. However, your small town cafes can be SO hit or miss with the vital ratio of Taste of Food to Amount of Grease.  But…

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Beautiful day for a drive

Beautiful day for a drive

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Life as a nursery pig

Life as a nursery pig

Pigs get weaned off their mama when they’re 3-4 weeks old.  At this point, they get moved to a nursery barn for another couple of months until they’re about 50 pounds then to a finishing barn, or they go straight into a wean-finish barn, where…

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Learn Everyday: about tobacco

Learn Everyday:  about tobacco

Growing up in Kansas I was surrounded by fields of wheat and milo.  Life in Nebraska and our travels around the midwest has shown me the beauty of corn and soybeans.  One crop I’m NOT familiar with?  Tobacco. Burley and dark, they’ve got it in…

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Pigs of the internet

Pigs of the internet

We had a great trip to Kentucky and I’m working on a post outlining some of the things I learned (so much!) but until then, enjoy these little guys, all snuggly under their heat lamp.

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Thanks, McDonald’s

Thanks, McDonald’s

We try to eat healthy and work out regularly, okay, sometimes, and I’m super grateful for my good genetics (thanks, Mom!), but at the end of the day, I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation.  Even french fries.  And McDonalds’s fries are my favorite.  Don’t…

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The beauty of the earth

The beauty of the earth

I hope I never become blind to the beauty of rural America.  

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What is Naturally Raised, anyway?

What is Naturally Raised, anyway?

Pasta, some veggies and a wine or lemon-based sauce, all tossed with fresh herbs and parmesan cheese is hands down one of my favorite meals.  It’s quick, versatile, and helps clean out the refrigerator.  Lucky for me, Noodles & Co. provides several super tasty (and…

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Soylent: the secret to feeding the world?

Soylent: the secret to feeding the world?

A post on Facebook last night caught my eye:  Soylent – the easy, healthy future of nutrition.  I spent the next several hours reading about the product and its development and future, and I was fascinated.  But first, let me back up a bit. In…

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