Monthly archive for May2014

Pigs on Pinterest

Pigs on Pinterest

Pinterest is a wealth of resources for recipes, craft ideas and home decorating projects.  Also, evidently, pigs.  Check out these porktastic pins I’ve found recently: A good friend of ours just had a baby – I think maybe she needs this plush little porker. How…

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Finally Friday

Finally Friday

These pigs and I wish you a very happy Memorial Day weekend.

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Tips from a Traveling Wife

Tips from a Traveling Wife

I’m over at Housewives of Rural America today, sharing some tips for life on the road. Click over there for thoughts on laundry, snacks and more.

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Eating Local

Eating Local

There are many benefits to eating food that’s grown locally – minimizing the impact to the environment, supporting your local economy, etc.  I love a morning spent downtown at the Farmer’s Market, especially when accompanied by brunch with a Bloody Mary at a nearby restaurant….

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Family Business: Pie Day

Family Business:  Pie Day

I generally focus on the business end of this family business, but today, I’m sharing a personal family moment. “When [Almanzo] began to eat pie, he wished he had eaten nothing else. He ate a piece of pumpkin pie and a piece of custard pie, and…

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When pigs get sick

When pigs get sick

We spent several days in a barn earlier this spring trying to help a farmer optimize his feeders.  His pigs were sick, and they were running the feeders poorly – namely, wasting feed and making a general mess of things. (Have you ever tried to…

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Stop hogging the spotlight! Everybody wants to be a star!

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Animal Industry report

Animal Industry report

Iowa State released an Animal Industry report earlier this year that focused on the microenviornment of transport trailers used for market hogs. It was previously a pretty unexplored area of research so it’s great to see new data on trailer bedding and washouts. The study…

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