Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin

Apricot Stuffed Pork Loin

October is PORK month and this is a great recipe to serve your family. And best of all, it is easy. I particularly like the spices and the little bit of sweetness the apricots give. I have made a few changes to it which I have noted at the end of the recipe. 3# boneless pork loin Apricot Stuffing: 2 Tbsp butter 1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs (I use pumpernickel) 1/3 cup coarsely chopped apricots 2 tsp chopped thyme Salt and pepper 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp chopped … [Continue]

Devastating Consequences From A Sow Farm Fire

Devastating Consequences from Sow Farm Fire

As I was sitting in my combine seat this past Saturday afternoon thinking about how nice the corn looked as I was harvesting, I noticed to my north and east smoke. I honestly didn't think too much of it---thinking someone was burning their CRP land or burning a road ditch. What I didn't realize at the time was this smoke was a sow farm burning. Cougar Run is a sow farm (sows and piglets) located about 20 miles northeast from where I live and there were billows of smoke coming from it's barns. As … [Continue]

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

All Things Minnesota Agriculture

Welcome to my blogging series highlighting Minnesota agriculture! I am so excited about this series! I will feature one farm/ag-related business every day for the month of … [Continue]

Family Farms vs. Farm Corporations

Corporate Farms vs Family farms

It seems there is always a debate about how corporations are involved in farming. People generally don't like farm corporations and prefer family farms. The concerns are usually … [Continue]

Harvest: Let The Combines Roll!

Let' The Combines Roll!

Minnesota. Fall. Harvest. Women in ag. Combines and Tractors take over the rural roads. Ever wonder what operating a combine is like? I am the combine operator for our farm and I … [Continue]

The Best Thing One Can Do When It’s Raining . . .

The Best Thing One Can Do When It's Raining . . .

  I love spring! No, I really LOVE spring! I love that I don't need to wear boots and I can finally feel my fingers and toes when I am outside. Spring reminds me of … [Continue]