Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Fall colors...soybeans about ready for harvest.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Still enjoying the sand box.

Brotherly love caught on camera

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Looking out my door. Rain, rain, and more rain is what we've seen everyday for a week. Harvest has taken a long break. Hope to be back in the field soon. Soybeans are getting ready and still have some corn to harvest and wheat to plant.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Farmland the Movie

I'm very excited to let you know that you can watch Farmland the movie for free on Hulu right now. This is a film I was able to prescreen at some conferences at the beginning of the year. I could tell it was going to be good even in the raw stages. This film produced by James Moll follows young farmers in the up and downs of farming. These 20-30 year old farmers show how it really is. The film footage is really good. He did a good job in choosing a variety of farming practices: conventional practices, organic practices and livestock from across the country. These farmers also tackle some of the issues facing farming today. I can't speak enough about how great this movie is. Please take time to watch this movie; it's just over an hour long and it's free. You won't regret it. Let me know if you watched it and what you think or if it sparks some questions I can answer.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I looked out the window to check on the boys playing outside and this is the sight. Little C1 said he was trying to climb the tree. Needless to say I took the ladder.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Apples and Porkchops

Here's quick recipe for Apples and Porkchops. This recipe is really flexible for size. I also have a problem of not measuring sometimes so I'll just tell you what I did and hope you can repeat.
4-6 pork chops
brown sugar
I put 6 pork chops on the bottom of the casserole dish.
Then poured on the apples. I have apples frozen in bags so it's a matter of dumping them out.
I mixed up some brown sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle on top. Now I'm not sure how much I used it's mostly brown sugar (1/4 cup) and a dash or two of cinnamon (1/2 tsp.).
Lastly a few pats of butter on top.
COVER and Bake 350 degrees for 1-1.5 hours.
Dinner is served

Before baking
Fresh out of the oven

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

The corn crop is better than expected and we are running out of storage space. This is a good problem to have; so we are quickly building a new grain bin to store the corn.
Carving the boys initials.
When there was only one.
Then came 2 and it's bigger.