Monthly archive August, 2011

Blogging farm women

These aren't your typical 'old farm wives' tales'!

Tractor pulling for 50 years? And your family is still behind you!

Can you imagine doing 50 years of anything? I can’t. But I met a man who has been tractor pulling for 50 years! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark...

We’re all just characters in a story

Ken Roby shares his philosophy that we are all characters in the book of life.

Busy week of fairs, but having fun with the camera

I almost always make a pass or two across the grounds, to see what else is going on. It seems like there's something happening in every corner of a county fairy.

Tractor Pulling Championships 2011

Some sights from the 2011 Tractor Pulling Championships.

First-year ‘urban’ garden was a good experience

I enjoyed a plentiful supply of fresh vegetables in July and August, and I made sure to blanch and freeze some of the green beans and peppers.

Tomato/Tomato Paste Salsa

What could pair better with tortilla chips than fresh, homemade salsa? This recipe uses jalapeno peppers and green chiles for a spicy kick.

Coping with the one thing that is constant in life: stress

Stress — Everyone has it, but how do you deal with it?

Catfish, clean hands and keeping things straight

As a proud meat eater, I can handle knowing the meat I'm eating came from a once-living animal. But I like it clean, proper and with a little taste.

Giving is not limited to one generation

The Ashtabula County Fair proved that giving and generosity is still alive in the world.

Farm news maybe not, but good day remembering WW II vets

It was a special day walking around looking at original World War II aircraft and getting to see a few of the planes in action.

Fresh fruit ice cream

Ice cream is a great way to cool off during the hot summer months, and what could be better than eating it homemade? For flavoring, this recipe uses vanilla and fresh fruit — you pick the variety.