Agriculture Family & Farm Living

    Around Our Farm

    I started this website as first a blog back in 2008. Why? I wanted to connect with not only like-minded folks but also with people who did know or understand much about living life on a family farm. Since I am a farmer’s daughter and now a farmer’s wife I feel I have a lot to share. Cooking and gardening topics are also things I share about as I’m an avid cook and gardener. I was a very active blogger for many years but lately I’ve been sharing our story mostly on Instagram and Facebook. I have decided to try to get back to sharing here mostly through photos.

    Photography is the story I fail to put into words. ~Destin Sparks

    I wanted to share a collage of a few of my photos taken this summer. Shown starting on left and going clockwise.

    A sample of our hard red spring wheat held in my husband’s rough, rugged and hard-working hand.

    Combining hard red spring wheat at sundown.

    A few of our ladies waiting for the hay to get rolled out. We had a drought this spring and summer and our cows needed supplemental feedings as the pasutres dried up.

    The sun rising over one of our soybean fields.

    A field of our spring wheat ready to be harvested.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  • Farmer's Market Sides & Salads

    Crab Pasta Salad

    Summer on the farm is a really busy time so I apologize for taking so long to post this recipe! Without further ado….I introduce to you,  Crab Pasta Salad.  Now, I must…

  • Bake Some Bread

    Crescent Rolls recipe

    Before we know it THANKSGIVING will be here.  If you are cooking the meal for a lot of people it really helps to get as much done prior to the day…

  • Sweet Treats

    Apple Crisp

    This year the fruit trees in our area have been fruitfull :))  We had so many wild pears and june berries in our pastures this summer.   Our apple trees are not bearing much fruit…

  • Uncategorized

    In honor of National Caramel Day I am sharing a recipe I posted on my blog back in 2011.  It was a pretty popular recipe back then so I bet it…

  • Recipes

    A few of our favorite dip recipes

    Hi friends.  🙂  I am looking through my (unfinshed website) for dip recipes to take to a New Years Eve party tomorrow evening.  I’m sharing three of my favorites with you…