how’s harvest going?

I seldom talk to the farmer during harvest... so when asked the question 'how is harvest going?', I tend to have a dumb expression on my face... it's not that I have no interest in the yields and breakdowns and which piece of land we are on... it is more the fact that I am... Continue Reading →

need any help?

the farmer got upset with his oldest son who is driving the grain cart for not helping combine drivers clean their headers out...  he was just telling him the other night how it is his job as a cart driver to get out and help them... so yesterday, my sixteen year old, trying to be... Continue Reading →

Grandma Swan Week

the best cook I have ever met has to be the farmer's Grandma Swan... she created two cookbooks and handed them down to all of her children and grandchildren... I even have copies to give my children someday... so I decided this week to only use her recipes in my meals to the field and... Continue Reading →

mom is worried

every harvest seems to bring with it a different challenge... this year it is having enough men to get the crop off... my oldest son is working full time for the first time this year... he is 16 and for sure big enough, but I am worried every day now... the farmer remarked to me... Continue Reading →

zucchini 8 ways

I have for you 8 zucchini recipes... yes 8...   this time of year is all about zucchini cakes, muffins, loaves and cookies...  oh there are healthier ways to eat zucchini...  chop it up and grill it or fry it... spiralize it (although these zucchini tend to get a bit large)...  but with harvest in... Continue Reading →

cougar sighting

recently I was able to go on a trip to Squamish, BC... my teenage boys referred to it as an 'old ladies hiking trip'...  I of course was picturing it in my mind more like an expedition to Everest and I packed accordingly I booked this trip way back in January when the farmer was... Continue Reading →

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