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2020-2021 Teacher Appreciation Spa Mask Gift Tag Free Printable

It’s the last week of school for our kids, it just so happens to be the first week they’ve been able to have masks optional instead of required.  It has been a long year for many, but anyone with kids knows it’s been especially trying. Whether your kids have been remote learning or in school… Continue reading 2020-2021 Teacher Appreciation Spa Mask Gift Tag Free Printable

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2020 Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Canning Jar Rim Ornaments and Home Tickets to the Cinemas

Calling all parents in need of ideas for teacher appreciation gifts this holiday season of 2020! I thought it was about time to post a fun printable . . . or two. I mostly started this blog to hand down traditions and stories behind family recipes, but I’d also like to start including more printables… Continue reading 2020 Teacher Appreciation Gifts: Canning Jar Rim Ornaments and Home Tickets to the Cinemas

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Jalapeño Popper Pizza and Kids’ Catchphrases

Dear kids, I’ve given great effort in documenting your life through pictures (okay, I’ve taken the pictures, but they have yet to make it into very many photo albums). Here’s the truth. I am one of those parents who bought a journal for each of you to keep track of all your milestones as a… Continue reading Jalapeño Popper Pizza and Kids’ Catchphrases

Canning & Preserving Jar Labels · Canning/Preserving · Free Printables · Recipes · Uncategorized

Canning Salsa Ranchera + Free Printable for Jar Lid Labels

Salsa ranchera is one of my favorite canning recipes, and it also happens to be our friends’ favorite, too. Anytime someone hosts a party, I like to bring a jar because most people like salsa. Kind of like marinara . . . which was shown to be a go-to item among many as it was… Continue reading Canning Salsa Ranchera + Free Printable for Jar Lid Labels

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

Freezer-Friendly Oat Waffles for Breakfast on the Fly

In my last post, expectations weren’t exactly clear for when the cattle would be able to be finally sold—cattle that we would normally ship out at the end of May. And the process was dragging on to finally get them sent to the packers because, as previously mentioned, they’ve been behind on being able to… Continue reading Freezer-Friendly Oat Waffles for Breakfast on the Fly

Breakfast · Recipes · Uncategorized

A farmer’s wife’s findings during quarantine and sheet pan pancakes

I’m going to try treat this blog like an old friend and start right back up with writing about memories and recipes like we haven’t missed a beat even though I haven’t posted anything in over a year. Why the gap in time? A compacted streak of chaos for a mom “trying to do it… Continue reading A farmer’s wife’s findings during quarantine and sheet pan pancakes

Canning & Preserving Jar Labels · Canning/Preserving · Free Printables · Gardening Tips · Recipes · Uncategorized

Pickled Green Tomatoes and Hot Peppers Recipe and Jar Lid Labels Printable

I used to look at the excess of green tomatoes before a fall frost as disappointing because the whole point to having a garden full of tomatoes is to have them ripen on the vine, right? Sure, you can place unripened tomatoes evenly spaced in a box with newspaper and wait for them to turn,… Continue reading Pickled Green Tomatoes and Hot Peppers Recipe and Jar Lid Labels Printable

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Taking an unexpected break during harvest and planting seeds of gratitude

The year of 2018 was one of those years that just seemed to go by more quickly than others—maybe because we had more unexpected events than normal. I like to be organized, and I have a planner’s mindset, so I really dislike unexpected occurrences. Parents are basically required to evolve into more adaptable beings while… Continue reading Taking an unexpected break during harvest and planting seeds of gratitude

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Stop and Smell the Roses—A Tribute to Mamo and Poppie

When arriving at my grandparents’ place, I’d always take in the scent of their oak trees. No matter what time of year, that scent rings true, and every time I notice that fragrance in the air, I’ll remember the simple cherished times spent with them.  It may seem that I need to dust off this… Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses—A Tribute to Mamo and Poppie

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The Traveling Pancakes and the Diary of Our Road Trip

Note: I started writing this post one month ago. Between planting season starting and shipping cattle adding to the mix, and a few other non-farm related details going on (I’ll mention those in my next post), things may have gotten a little jumbled—okay a little wild! Payroll proved how hard these guys work during our… Continue reading The Traveling Pancakes and the Diary of Our Road Trip