Monthly archive for October2013

National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

  Posole is a traditional Mexican stew typically made with hominy and carnitas-style pulled pork (BBQ pulled pork not recommended!). Posole is filling, cozy, and perfect for an autumn evening. Tasty Kitchen has an easy, approachable recipe to try, with pantry staples like canned chiles…

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Pork Facts

Pork Facts

“No man should be allowed to be President who does not understand hogs.” – President Harry Truman A pig’s squeal can range from 110-115 decibels. Compare that to the Concorde jet, which is usually under 112 decibels.  This is why my friend Lauren tells me…

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Spotted

Spotted

Looks like McDonald’s took a cue from Culver’s big blue barn. We spotted this billboard/barn on I-80 yesterday. “Thank you, Iowa. What you grow helps us go.”

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Water cooler gossip

Water cooler gossip

So, what’s the Friday chatter around your place?  These pigs are super excited about their weekend plans. Happy Friday, everyone!  

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National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

Ribs are the perfect summertime BBQ fare, with sticky fingers and sauce all over your face and bare feet in the backyard.  But what about in the fall and winter, when it’s a little too chilly to turn on the grill, or your deck is…

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Rural Housewives

Rural Housewives

After a blog post about marrying her farmer went viral, Twitter pal and fellow blogger Jenny (Dewey) Rohrich quickly joined forces with Katie Vaz.  Together they created Real Housewives of Rural America, a blog and online community to connect and empower rural women.  Despite the…

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Bacon Ipsum

Bacon Ipsum

I was working on a new page for Gro Master’s website this morning, and I needed some filler copy for one segment that I didn’t have finalized text for yet.  I Googled “lorem ipsum” like I always do, but one entry caught my eye that…

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National Pork Month: What’s for dinner?

National Pork Month:  What’s for dinner?

I’ve already declared my love for The Pioneer Woman and all the cattle-ranchy goodness that she shares on her blog.  But she’s even better known for her recipes.  Almost without fail, they’re down home, approachable, and totally yummy.  Her Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork is…

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Beans, said Homer

Beans, said Homer

Soybeans are planted in late Spring, and grow green all summer long.  The beans are used for oil (for food production and cooking), food for animals and humans, and biodiesel. The lush fields look like carpet along the road, I think. As the beans start…

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