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Country Chili featuring Megan McKay

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Kidney beans are always a staple in our pantry. Between chili, baked beans, and other casseroles I am always needing and using kidney beans. And now with my Instant Pot pressure cooker, I can cook dry beans in a flash! Today we head on up to Ontario, Canada to hear from Megan McKay about growing kidney beans and being married to a farmer.  MEGAN MCKAY St. Marys, Ontario, Canada When did you start farming? What brought you into farming? My…

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THIRTY DAYS OF FOOD

It is common for many bloggers across the nation to participate in a Thirty Day Blogging Challenge once a year. Holly of Dakota Farmer & Farm Progress took the challenge up a notch.. Agricultural blogging for thirty days. Since I love food and I love agriculture, I figured.. Why not put the two together?  For the entire month of November, I will be sharing one recipe a day which will highlight a feature ingredient. Along with the recipe, I will also…

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Faith Friday: I Am a Faithful Spouse.

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Welcome to another Faith Friday!! We only have two left! Can you believe it!? This week’s Faith Confession ties in with a sermon I’ve been watching online this week. It just so happens that the sermon comes from Steven Furtick, author of these Faith Confessions. He’s been preaching a series called Meant to Be. Here’s what the church has to say about Meant to Be.. “When it comes to seeking advice about relationships, marriage, and sex, we tend to look…

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Healthy Tuna Melts

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 If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you will know that I love food. I love good food. And sometimes I struggle with healthier choices. For me personally, it is hard to sacrifice taste for healthier options. So when I came across these tuna melts on one of my favorite recipes for healthier choices, Skinnytaste, I knew I had to try it… with some additions of course. Gina over at Skinnytaste does a great job of adapting recipes all…

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Let’s Not Just Give Thanks on Memorial Day

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  As wife to a farmer, I will be the first to admit, I often take for granted the blessings we have in our lives. Sometimes it is hard to remember those things during the late nights, the long days, and those times at which our relationship wears thin. Last weekend I went through a time where the entire week I could count the hours on one hand that I saw my husband. He was gone by the time I…

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Seven Things I Wish Somebody Would Have Told Me When I Was Dating…

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I keep seeing this awesome post being shared across my social media feeds… It Matters Whom You Marry. And I must admit, while I was reading through it. All I could think in my head was… this could have been me. I don’t talk much about my past relationship or my life before meeting my farmer husband and moving to North Dakota. In fact, I think I announced my break-up publicly months after it happened. I had just joined social…

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10 Things I Wished…

A few months ago my friend Shannon posted over on her photography blog about 10 Things I Wished. I loved the idea so here I am continuing the cycle. I know they say hindsight is always 20-20, but sometimes it is important to sit back and reflect on the things you’ve learned. On the things that make you a better person because you experienced them. Maybe you fell flat on your face and got back up again or just maybe…

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What 4-H taught me…

It’s national 4-H week and as a member for many years, today I celebrate 4-H! As a loyal 4-H member, I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world. Although I was a 4-H member many years ago now, I still remember the pledge by heart. I guess saying it for 9 years once a month does…

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