A Pictorial Tour of Our Barley/Field Pea Season
Thursday, July 05, 2012      7 comments

It has been way too long since my last post! It has been an unusually busy spring here, but even in all the busyness, I stopped to take photos of the fields as the crops grow. This year, I am focusing on our barley and field pea crop. There... Read more
I Am So Touched, and So Thankful
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      13 comments

It has been a bit busy here on the farm, but I wanted to write and let you know how touched I was by the responses to my last blog. I was feeling so frustrated, like I was shouting from the mountain top, and nobody was listening…or cared to lis... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Breakup, Of Sorts
Friday, March 09, 2012      92 comments

I have loved my time on SparkPeople, and have interacted with many great people. The calorie trackers and fitness articles have really been helpful for me. Sadly, I cannot ignore the changes that have been happening regarding the nutrition... Read more
Reading Between the Articles...
Friday, December 23, 2011      1 comments

I was reading a women's health & fitness magazine this morning while drinking my coffee. Most issues of this magazine have typical headlines on losing 10-15 pounds this month, or getting the body you want by (insert holiday here). The healthy co... Read more
A Yoga Review...Of Sorts
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      3 comments

I have heard from many runners about the benefits of yoga. I have dealt with alignment issues starting in my hips, and messing up my knees for years. I figured I'd give it a shot. I purchased a beginners DVD set, that (according to the pack... Read more
Injury by Goat?
Monday, November 14, 2011      3 comments

I have been nursing a sore foot the past couple of weeks. It isn't like anything I've had before...not plantar fasciitis, but a pain in the back of the heel and outside of my left foot. I have started icing, and continuing the stretching for my... Read more
An Answer to a Rhetorical Question?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      2 comments

I asked in a previous blog (on my other blog site) if I would ever catch up with things, especially in the house. That was my rhetorical question. The answer came in an e-mail not long after I posed that question. We will be hosting a few p... Read more
Not Fond of Roller Coasters...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      2 comments

This entry was originally written last Thursday…dictated to Anna, as we were heading down the road. I was thinking this morning about the movie “Parenthood” with Steve Martin. There is a scene where he is having an argument with his wife a... Read more
Back in the Field!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      3 comments

We are finally able to get out into the fields and get some planting done! We are working on our small grains - field peas mixed with barley, wheat, and oats. (Hubby says he is growing oats this year so my song works..."Oats, peas, beans, and ... Read more
Dumb Comments Can Really Hurt
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

My day was going really well. Hubby and I were teaching the Pork Producers segment of a large Ag in the Classroom event in a nearby town, sharing our story with about 200 students and their teachers throughout the day. I have participated in th... Read more
Be Careful What You Wish For...
Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

In my last entry, I mentioned that I was getting bored with my indoor workouts. Maybe I should have kept that thought unpublished. Especially right before April Fool's. We had some issues with our sump pump check valve, but the hardware st... Read more
Is It Spring Yet?
Thursday, March 31, 2011      2 comments

I cannot believe that tomorrow is April 1st. We still have snow on the ground, and snow appears in the forecast for the weekend! Last year at this time, the area farmers were getting their equipment ready for planting corn. Some of our neighb... Read more
Being Honest with Myself
Thursday, March 03, 2011      2 comments

Who likes when people are "just being honest with you"? It seems like those statements always follow with a criticism. However, in this journey, I have found that if I am not honest with myself, I cannot seem to make the improvements I de... Read more
One year later...
Friday, September 17, 2010      12 comments

Today (Sept 17) marks my one year anniversary with SparkPeople. I have been looking back at photos of the past year, and all I can say is wow! I have lost around 45 pounds, and went from a tight size 16 to a 9/10. I have tons more energy,... Read more
Who knew?
Sunday, August 01, 2010      9 comments

I took a leap out of my comfort zone yesterday, and went to our local farmer's market. I typically buy all my produce from our grocery, since I know what is available and when. I am also a somewhat shy person, so going to something new can be ... Read more

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