Archive for Traveling

Morning

Morning

Iowa, you and your soybeans are just  so pretty in the morning.

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On Listening

On Listening

I had the opportunity to attend the Ag Chat Foundation’s Cultivate & Connect conference in Austin.  I shared a few thoughts from the opening session over at Rural Housewives earlier this week. Decisions start with your head, but are ultimately made in your heart. – Thom Singer I responded with enthusiasm…

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World Pork Expo 2014

World Pork Expo 2014

I’m over at SwineWeb.com again this week, sharing stories from my World Pork Expo experience.   #1: A behind the scenes look at setting up our booth   #2:  A review of tradeshow booths at WPX   #3:  Food at World Pork Expo  

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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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Barn Quilts

Barn Quilts

Initially, I was worried that it might seem unseasonal to talk about quilts in April, but Old Man Winter just refuses to take his weather and go home, so here we are.  Grab a cozy blanket and snuggle on up. Painted on wood and fastened…

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Workout: Hog Barn

Workout: Hog Barn

We started new fitness and nutrition plans a few months ago. We’re doing slightly different nutrition plans (but mostly higher protein, lower carb, good fats for both of us) and our fitness plans vary a bit as well, although we have the overall goal to…

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Ohio

Ohio

We drove to Ohio on Sunday to help a customer figure out why his feed conversion isn’t what it should be. Turns out, Ohio is pretty darn cold and wintery still, too. Weather, I’m over you. This morning, I learned how to (properly) wrap things…

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Our (one meal) vegan adventure

Our (one meal) vegan adventure

It’s no secret that Chad and I love our pork products.  Bacon, sausage, a thick and juicy chop…nom nom nom.  We both really enjoy vegetables, but we also like beef and poultry and lamb and fish and eggs and alllll the cheeses.  Suffice it to…

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Helping with dinner

Helping with dinner

Most of my time at Crystal Spring colony is spent working with the guys in the Hog Equipment shop, so I relish opportunities to hang out with the ladies.  The whiteboard in the dining room said that the kitchen crew needed help making pierogis for…

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Ham and bacon and sausage and

Ham and bacon and sausage and

Chad and I spent the past three weeks traveling in Europe – some for vacation and some for work.  We visited Ireland and Scotland and then went on to England and the Netherlands for some work projects.  I lived in Europe for a year and…

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