Open House

Open House

Some of our team members are out near Riceville, Iowa, today, celebrating the construction of a new barn at an Open House.  It’s basically what it sounds like – a farmer invites all his friends and relations to come and tour his shiny new (clean!) red barn,…

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Follow Friday: Food (part 2)

Follow Friday:  Food (part 2)

A few weeks ago, I shared 5 women making valuable contributions to the broader conversation around food.  Today, I’m highlighting 5 ladies involved in the growing/production side of the food we eat.   Janeal Yancy is the Mom at the Meat Counter.  A PhD in meat science, and…

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Too much bacon?

Too much bacon?

Too much bacon? I KNOW.  Is there even such a thing?  Well, maybe.  For me, at least. We visited Pasadena a few weeks ago for a wedding (and also sang lots of Jan & Dean – go Granny, go Granny, go Granny, go!) and, at…

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PSA: 145°F

PSA: 145°F

Today we’re going to talk about something very important, so read carefully. Pork chops only need to be cooked to 145°F.   Let me repeat that.  Pork chops only need to be cooked to 145°F.  And they’re totally delicious that way. Gone are the days…

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Throwback Thursday / One year ago

Throwback Thursday / One year ago

I taste-tested organic and conventional strawberries.  Can you guess which I liked better? Iowa corn was a’tasseling, and we met Beezer, a young hog farmer. —————————————- Now that I’ve been blogging my Adventures in Piggery for over a year, I’ve added a new feature to…

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On Working

On Working

We grabbed a salad at Chipotle today and one of the bits of “cultivating thought” on the take-out bag caught my eye. “Hope that, in the future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.” …

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Follow Friday: Food

Follow Friday: Food

My passion for, and interest in agriculture coincides nicely with my love for food – how it’s raised, how it’s prepared, how it connects us with others, how it finds its way into my belly…  I enjoy reading foodie memoirs and food blogs, and I’ve been…

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Throwback Thursday / many moons ago

Throwback Thursday / many moons ago

Gro Master is moving office buildings this fall, so everyone has been sorting and purging files and boxes at the current office in preparation for the move.  I started going through a file drawer of old photos today, and found these gems. Circa 1991.  Piglets…

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Just popping in

Just popping in

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope your Independence Day celebrations were full of family, fun and lots of BBQ. Just popping in with all these cute little pigs to say hello.

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Throwback Thursday / One year ago

Throwback Thursday / One year ago

Piglets took naps and tried to eat boots.  It doesn’t get much cuter, folks. And, we learned how pigs stay cool in the hot weather. —————————————- Now that I’ve been blogging my Adventures in Piggery for over a year, I’m adding a new feature to the…

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