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Putting up corn

One of our family traditions every summer is to “put up corn.”  If you have never heard of this before (just like me not so long ago), this is the process of cooking and freezing sweet corn for the year.  … Continue reading

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County fair time in Polk County

Here are some pictures of the kids at the Polk County Fair with their ribbons from the cow milking contest.  Every kid gets a ribbon, but the fastest kids get special prizes.  There are several events in the Junior Rodeo, … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing Like Nebraska Sweet Corn

There’s nothing like Nebraska sweet corn. We bought an old four row planter just for planting our favorite summer delicacy. In February we special order from a company in Illinois extra sweet corn with names like “Sugar and Gold” and … Continue reading

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GM and wildlife can coexist

The first time I heard a negative comment about genetically modified (GM) seed I was in another country. The comment was made that the GM seed brought into their country had caused the bee population to decrease. There was no … Continue reading

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Coming together on a CommonGround

Last week, CommonGround Nebraska volunteers, Diane Becker, Joan Ruskamp, Linda Schwarz, and myself attended the CommonGround Shared Voices Conference in St. Louis, MO along with volunteers from 10 other states! The focus of the conference was about creating conversations about … Continue reading

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Great things happen in every season when you farm

By Mandy Hengelfelt I am not a farm raised girl. Everything I know about farming and agriculture comes from my husband and his family. Don’t get me wrong, I have knowledge about agriculture, but it is purely second-hand. In the … Continue reading

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A Spoiled Society – When It Comes to Food Choices

Sometimes, especially when I am struggling with what to fix for supper, I realize that when it comes to food choices, we are an extremely spoiled (or blessed) society.  We have thousands of choices staring us in the face from … Continue reading

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