• Why Dogs Are so Important for Running a Farm

    If you run a farm, then you are probably aware that it’s a lot of work. In fact, there is so much work to be done on a daily basis that it feels like you’ll never finish it all. If you’re overwhelmed, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a solution to a lot of your problems - dogs. While there are certain breeds that work better than others, it still remains true that dogs are assets to farms these days. 
    Want to learn more about how dogs are so important for running a farm? If so, keep reading ...

  • How to Design the Farmhouse Kitchen of Your Dreams

    One of the biggest trends right now is the farmhouse-style kitchen and it’s very easy to see why. The perfect mix of modern and traditional, with many different variations of style, farmhouse kitchens are versatile and timeless. Are you interested in designing the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams? If so, then keep reading as we explore some of the most popular designs.
    Farmhouse kitchen designs
    There are so many different styles when it comes to farmhouse kitchens, but don’t let that deter you. One of the best parts of designing a farmhouse kitchen is the fact that you can’t go ...

  • Where to Buy Chickens for Your Farm

    If you’re looking to lessen your family’s grocery bill by harvesting your own farm-fresh eggs, or you’re wanting to supplement your farm’s income by raising chickens, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading below as we discuss where to buy chickens for your farm.
    Chicken Farming
    Chicken farming, or poultry farming, is the process of raising chickens and other poultry, such as ducks and turkeys, for their meat and/or their eggs. It has become increasingly popular in the past few years because individuals are more interested in where their food is coming from. People want to have more connection ...

  • What Does a Land Appraiser Look For?

    Thinking of buying or selling some farmland this year? If so, you’re probably going to need an appraiser to come out and look at the property in question before you do anything else. If you’re reading this article then you’re probably wondering, what does a property assessor look for when doing a land appraisal? We’ll dive into some of the details for you below.
    Property Assessment
    In order to properly price and sell land, you’re going to need a property assessment done. This means that a property assessor will come out to the property and spend some time walking around, ...

  • The 5 Most Interesting Gems Found at Farm Auctions

    Farm auctions are a great place to buy farm equipment, but you can also find other items and collectables. What else can you get? Continue reading below to discover the 5 most interesting gems you can find at a farm auction.
    Farm Equipment Auctions
    There are so many items that can be bought or sold at a farm auction. Below, we’ll explore some of those items in more detail.
    Used Farm Equipment
    The most obvious item of all, used farm equipment. Most people go to farm auctions to purchase used farm equipment and livestock equipment. Because these are the featured ...

  • Peach Pie Dip

    Pie Crust Dippers
    1 Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
    2 bags (10 oz each) frozen peaches, thawed
    2 tablespoons butter
    4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
    1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original vanilla yogurt

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Unroll pie crust on parchment paper. Spread 1 tablespoon melted butter ...

  • Root Beer Float Pie

    Root Beer Float Pie

    1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided
    3/4 cup cold diet root beer
    1/2 cup fat-free milk
    1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
    1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
    Maraschino cherries, optional


    Set aside and refrigerate 1/2 cup whipped topping for garnish. In a large bowl, whisk the root beer, milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Fold in half of the remaining whipped topping. Spread into graham cracker crust.

    Spread remaining whipped topping over pie. Freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.

    Dollop reserved whipped topping ...

  • No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

    No Bake Strawberry Shortcake
    from lilluna.com
    2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding1/2 cup strawberry juice3 cups milk1 tsp vanilla2 packages Vienna Fingers1 lb strawberries fresh, hulled and chopped2 cups heavy whipping cream1/2 cup powdered sugar
    In a medium bowl whisk together pudding and milk. Set aside.Dip Vienna fingers in strawberry juice and arrange in the bottom of a 9x13 dish.Spread half the pudding mixture over the cookies. Top with 1/3 the strawberries.Add another layer of lady fingers, the rest of the pudding and 1/3 the strawberries.In a bowl, whip the cream and powdered sugar until ...

  • Mother Lode Pretzels

    Mother Lode Pretzels
    Source- tasteofhome.com

    1 package (10 ounces) pretzel rods
    1 package (14 ounces) caramels
    1 tablespoon evaporated milk
    1-1/4 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butterscotch chips
    2/3 cup milk chocolate toffee bits
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


    With a sharp knife, cut pretzel rods in half; set aside. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with milk. In a large shallow bowl, combine the chips, toffee bits and walnuts.
    Pour caramel mixture into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Dip the cut end of each pretzel piece two-thirds ...

  • Tips for Selling Used Farm Equipment

    In our previous blog post, we went over the basics of determining value for used farm equipment. It can be difficult, but with a little bit of guidance and some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time. Want some tips and tricks to make the process go smoother? Keep reading below.
    Used Farm Equipment -Tips and Tricks
    So you want to know the secrets to success? You’ve come to the right place! Below are some of our tips and tricks to successfully sell your used farm equipment like a pro:
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