Our Magical History Tour!

I'll start with the fact that the trip still had me programmed to get up super early yesterday.  But I quickly went back to bed for a two-hour nap.  And today I slept until 9:00, laid in bed watching TV until 1:00.  Hoping I'm now recovered... But the story begins over a year ago, when Ben brought home information for this WorldStrides trip.  Of course, I was surprised by the…

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Chicken Fun Show

Ben was out of town.  But Evan and I were able to attend our 4-H poultry club's Chicken Fun Show. And Evan walked away with a Champion ribbon and trophy!  First Place eggs, y'all!  But let me explain... His plate of three white eggs that were judged on looks didn't place at all.  His plate of three brown eggs that were also judged on looks did poorly. But! Our blue…

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You Do It Suet

Not that I ever poured grease/fat down our drains!  But, I can't tell you how much more I love making homemade seed cakes, rather than dealing with the hassle of containing and throwing away the leftovers! I discovered You Do It Suet several months ago, as they started following us on instagram.  I quickly took an interest in their product, their story, their mission. The first thing I noticed about…

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MODELS WANTED!

It's time for new product pictures!  And we'd love to use some friendly faces!  If you've been following us, are a fellow blogger, have a relationship with us, love our products, are one of our favorite customers, wear our t-shirts, etc... we would love to use you!  (we need individuals AND groups of 2 or more)   Leave a comment here, use our Contact Us form, or message me through…

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Kendall County Jr. Livestock Show

We cuddled, we fed, we watered, we raised, we chose the show birds, and we processed the delicious chicken.  Ben and Nathan handled all the action in the ring.  And Ben was a pro (again) on the auction stage. Another broiler project in the books!           And what happened on auction day that was really exciting? I found out the day before that Petland was moving…

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Kendall County Fair!!!

Sadly, we didn't have any chickens to enter into the fair this year.  But we didn't walk away without ribbons!   I decided to enter the baking competition again. My mint chocolate cookies are some of my favorites.  Love them still, even though they didn't win.   My pumpkin muffins recipe is delicious.  But I think using a different canned pumpkin changed them a little bit.  No ribbon there.  …

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Back to School!

First week of school is done!  A couple bumps in the road... and I need a nap.  But overall, it was a success. The middle schooler loves his classes and has a bunch of his friends with him throughout the day.  The little loves his elementary school's new building and his classroom.  And we're all biking to and from school (the weather has been fantastic for it!).  We celebrated with…

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Bloggin’!

It's time to make it a habit.  It's time for it to be on my calendar.  Maybe I need a perfect spot and someone to keep me accountable? My first thought is that Friday mornings are great for me.  And I'm wondering if a coffee shop, bakery, or library may be good places to park myself with my laptop.  But what will the coffee shop think... if I never buy…

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It’s Our Anniversary!!!

It's From Scratch Farm's 3-year anniversary!!! And I'm going to give you a peek into the business... and a great deal!   First, I'm Amy.  I'm 41, the mom of two awesome boys.  I'm also a children's portrait photographer.  I've been single for the past year.  I love to cook and bake.  Love animals and kids.  I've completed nine half-marathons, want to do one more.  My favorite places are home,…

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