Farm Facts- Crayons

Did you know that one acres of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons?

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Thanks to Iowa Food and Family Project for the photo and the fact, make sure to check them out on Facebook

Who knew? I sure didn’t! Fun fact to share with your kiddos as you prep for back to school! I don’t know about you but I still love to color.

Geek confession: I always loved shopping for school supplies

Are you or your kids getting ready to go back to school?

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Knee High By The Fourth Of July

Actually, I should say knee high by the sixth of July!

The Mr. meant to take me around the farm on the fourth to checkout the fields, but with all the friends and family around we got distracted. After a nice date night in, grilling some burgers Mr. took me around on the Polaris, my first time, to check things out. See a pic of our ride below. It was a perfect night out right before the sunset. I loved getting to spend some time with my guy while he taught me about the progress of the crops this year, and I asked a few questions that started with “This may be a stupid question but…”

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The Polaris, our farm ride

The Polaris, our farm ride

Below are photos of the corn test plots. Keep in mind that the corn in these plots got planted last this season. It’s still doing well and is quite tall. This year we’ve got test plots from KC, Stine and Dekalb. We also have some test plots for beans. Those still have to be sprayed, so I’ll talk more about those in a following post when I have some photos.

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How are the fields near you looking? Do you have any test plots?

“Iowa, Iowa, that’s where the tall corn grows!”

Fourth of July on the Farm

Fourth of July Traditions

This year, like every year since we started dating, we celebrated our fourth of July on the farm starting with a family grill out, and ending the night with fireworks at grandpa’s house.

The Mr. & I enjoying the 4th on the farm with friends, family & blue cocktails

The Mr. & I enjoying the 4th on the farm with friends, family & blue cocktails

Every year Mr. gets out his great granfather’s 1941 Farmall H he restored in high school. He used to ride this bad boy in the local parade, but that was short lived : ) .
As it gets very hot! At 23 horsepower this was the big guy back in its day.

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The Mr. on the old Farmall and below me on the Farmall

The Mr. on the old Farmall and below me on the Farmall

What I Wore

I wore a lace tank, denim shorts and Toms with full wrist of bracelets inspired by the fourth of course!

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Complete with a BugBand purchased at Target to help keep those buggies away!

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How did you celebrate the fourth this year?

At home or perhaps on a lake? What did you wear, and did you manage to keep the bugs at bay? I have a few bites driving me bananas!

Farm Facts: Corn and the Continents

Farm Fact thanks to my Facebook Friend Life on an Iowa Farm!

Farm Fact thanks to my Facebook Friend Life on an Iowa Farm!

So in case you didn’t know by now, I’m by no means a farm girl. Therefore every time I learn something new about food or farming, I’m going to help my fellow city girls out and tell them what’s up. This latest fun fact came from my Facebook friend Life on an Iowa Farm. She is just one of the many ladies helping me to figure out this whole farm life deal. I always knew Iowa was where the tall corn grows, but who knew that corn is produced on every continent of the world except Antarctica? Ag lesson of the day complete!