my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Saturday, January 12, 2019

farm chick favorite

I love baseball caps! I am obsessed with them.

And, I absolutely LOVE caps from Bad Bitch Cattle Co! I have been wanting this cap for a while. So, it was a birthday gift to myself.

My favorite color is purple. And, add cheetah print. This BBCC cap is perfect for me!


Saturday, December 8, 2018

farm chick favorite

Fika [ pronounced fee-ka ] is Swedish for coffee break.  

I love these mugs!! These mugs are from the Bishop Hill Colony Store. Every time I walk into the Colony Store, I see these mugs sitting on the shelves. So, I decided to buy two for myself! They are in many colors but decided to for the blue and yellow... colors of the Swedish flag. These will also make great gifts for friends and family.
I will be using these mugs a lot this winter!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

rustic Christmas ornament

[ a rustic Christmas ]

I love decorating...especially for the winter. Decorating for winter creates coziness in my rustic farm home.
When I decorate, I decorate for the winter months. I can enjoy my winter décor for much longer. In my home, I have four decorated trees. My winter décor incorporates greenery, pinecones, candles, snowmen, blankets and pillows. It creates a very warm and cozy feel in my rustic farm home.  
rustic Christmas ornament...
jute twine
Lightly and evenly spray chalkboard paint over the glass ornaments. Spray a second coat of chalkboard paint over the glass ornaments. Let the ornaments completely dry. Cover the ornaments with white chalk. Use an eraser to wipe the chalk all over the chalkboard paint. A word [ peace, joy, merry ] may be drawn on the ornament with chalk. Cut strands of jute twine. Tie the twine onto the ornament as a rustic hanger. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

farm chick favorite

Oh, Target.

These trees! I am in love with these bottle brush trees from Target!! For $3 per tree, I had to bring a forest of them home with me. They are 10 inches tall and are great to decorate a small space.
The bottle brush trees are perfect with my rustic farm décor during the white winter months. They are so simple. And, they add a little glam to my rustic style. I love them glittering in white and silver. They coordinate well with my décor. Such a great find at Target!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday on the Farm

Cornstalks were baled. Just in time! These bales of cornstalks will be used as bedding throughout the winter months. Cornstalks keep our cows and calves dry and warm during cold and snowy weather. Over 80 bales were rolled up. And, we have already started using cornstalks due to the weather.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

forage peas: week 5

Week 5!

Sunshine last week and rain on Sunday and Monday. The forage peas have changed over a week. We are going into colder temperatures this week.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

mint chocolate s'mores

Fall is for s'mores. These are my favorite s'mores to make.


chocolate graham crackers
mint chocolate chips
mint marshmallows

These are a fun twist on a fall favorite. I started making these chocolate mint s'mores for my nieces. And, they were a hit. For these s'mores... I used chocolate graham crackers. Mint chocolate chips were sprinkled on top of the graham cracker. Then, the mint marshmallows were placed on top of the mint chocolate chips. And, it was topped off with another chocolate graham cracker. Microwave the s'mores until gooey. And then, enjoy!

[  I love chocolate. I love mint. And, I love enjoying s'mores in the fall. So, these are life.  ] 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

forage peas: week 4

It is week number 4!

Austrian Winter Peas were no-till drilled on October 2. I checked the field of peas this morning to scout the weekly progress. We have had favorable growing conditions for the forage peas. This has been nice for growth going into winter.