• 4 Expert Tips For Winter Farm Equipment Maintenance

    Winter is on its way, and that means storing your farm equipment. But before you do, you can avoid damage and deterioration by following these simple maintenance tips. This will ensure your farm equipment in tip-top shape for the next spring and summer harvest season.
    1. Clean It Up
    You just finished your fall harvest and your farm equipment is understandably dusty, musty and dirty. Just like dirty clothes and dirty dishes, if you wait to wash them, it gets harder and harder to clean. Moist or liquid mud and dirt can also harden, which can cause rust and ...

  • Farm And Agriculture News: Iowa Corn And Soybean Harvest Recap

    This corn and soybean harvest has been challenging. Although we’ve been incredibly behind the overall five-year average, we are moving forward. We finally had some dry weather, which allowed many of us to roll our combines. This is a relief to both farmers and livestock, who were both stressed and waterlogged waiting to get out into the fields.
    Soybean And Corn Harvest Averages
    Soybeans have been consistently six days behind and corn has been one day behind the five-year average. According to a USDA statewide survey on November 4th, 72% of the corn has been harvested and 88% ...

  • Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

    Thanksgiving Egg Rolls

    6 Eggroll wrappers
    1 c. leftover turkey, shredded
    1 c. leftover mashed potatoes
    1 c. Leftover cranberries
    1 c. leftover stuffing
    vegetable oil
    Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface in a diamond shape and spread a thin layer of cranberries. Next add a couple tablespoons of mashed potatoes, then stuffing, and then turkey. Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple drops of water. Repeat with remaining leftovers.
    In a large skillet over ...

  • Crockpot Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Ham

    Crockpot Pineapple-Ginger Glazed Ham
    from Life-in-the-lofthouse.com
    1 (6 to 7 pound) fully cooked ham
    GLAZE1 cup pineapple juice1/2 cup diced pineapple2 Tablespoons real maple syrup1/2 cup brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    Spray the inside liner of a 7 quart crock pot with non-stick spray. Place ham inside crock pot, flat side down.FOR GLAZE: Mix all of the glaze ingredients together. (You can put it in the blender to fully blend in pineapple, if desired)Pour glaze all over ham. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat 4 to 5 hours or until internal temperature ...

  • Perfect Pumpkin Pie


    Perfect Pumpkin Pie
    Source- Jennifer Williams


    1 – 16 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin
    1 - 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    ½ teaspoons salt
    (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted ...

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