Last week we started wheat harvest on the farm. Wheat is a very important part of our crop rotation. You may be thinking, “What in the world is a crop rotation?” On our farm we rotate where crops are planted each year in order to keep the health of the soil high. Each crop we grow uses different amounts of nutrients and deposits different nutrients back into the soil. By rotating the crops around we are not letting the soil get out of balance. Meaning we don’t have way too much of one nutrient and not enough of another. By… Read More
A few months ago I did a post about the products I found most useful with our newborn. I enjoyed sharing the things I used and loved as a mom. I thought I would do a new post about it ever 3 months. Believe me, things change so quickly during this first year. So here I am writing the next installment of our favorite and most useful baby products. I have no idea how we got to have a 6 month old already. And now I sound like that cliche parent. Sophie the Giraffe When we had Calli I looked at… Read More
This slow cooker recipe is not only easy but delicious. My husband gave it two thumbs up, ate seconds and took the leftovers to work the next day. That’s a huge win in our house. Another win is the fact that this meal was so easy! It only dirtied two dishes in the making of it. I consider that a win as well. Basically, I am saying you need to make this recipe right away. Do yourself a favor and listen to me.
Well I missed spring, so this turned into the summer edition. The problem was, when I thought of my favorite things I thought of baby related products and I figured no one needed another list of baby products since I’m going to do one for ages of 3 to 6 months soon (How did that happen?!)! Now, I have for you 6 Things I Love for Summer list. Since I missed spring, I included an extra product from my normal 5 because I really do think all of these deserve some recognition. Soma Intimates Vanishing Edge Panties Because ain’t nobody… Read More
The UN named 2016 the International Year of the Pulse. Anyone that knows me knows I love pulses. You might be sitting here wondering what in the world are pulses? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (which is a part of the United Nations) pulses are any kind of dried bean and pea. Michigan is a huge producer of dry beans and my area of Michigan is a leader for several different varieties of these beans. A town not farm from my home actually hosts the Michigan Bean Festival and I may or may not have been a past… Read More
When you become a new parent things change. A lot of things change. You can tell yourself it won’t change that much. You are wrong. I will say, I have not lost myself to becoming a mom. Often women say they have lost their identity. Maybe that will come with having more kids, but I hope not. Regardless, I am here to share with you the things that most certainly will change after you have a baby. Baby puke will end up between your boobs. Trust me, you will find baby puke everywhere. I was at my doctors office for… Read More
I am from Michigan. Growing up I always saw cast iron as a trait of southern family cooking. I still believe that but since then I have realized it’s not just a southern thing. Cast iron loves are everywhere. Being obsessed with watching cooking on television, I decided to try a cast iron pan. The word try and cast iron aren’t good together. I learned this the hard way. That usually means you’re going to wing it. Winging it equals an unhappy cook and a pan that everything is sticking to. Often people who have a family history of cast… Read More
I am four months postpartum. Am I bigger than I used to be? Definitely. Do I still have a belly? You betcha. Do I have stretch marks? For sure. Do my pre-baby pants not fit real well? You know it. But you know what? My body did something amazing. It grew a beautiful, wonderful baby girl. It then pushed that baby out. And now it is sustaining and feeding said baby. My body is amazing, not something that needs work. Am I going to the beach and wear a sexy, two piece swimsuit? Negative. But I don’t hate my post baby… Read More