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Just two years ago, I walked down the aisle to the love of my life and the start of new beginnings.  While every couple is different, we are celebrating our anniversary with what very well could be our tradition for years to come.  Anniversary celebrations in the Heslip house include a home cooked meal, candlelight

About a year and a half ago, my husband and I purchased a dozen little peepers from Tractor Supply Company. We have always desired to raise responsible, humble, and hard-working young people so we thought to keep their feet firmly planted on the ground, we need to put some responsibility on their shoulders. Just a

I call it the ‘gardening glut.’ There’s an overabundance of one crop from the garden and too few ideas on what to do with it. This year, one of the first things to test my creativity was Swiss Chard. I planted a diminutive row in early May. It sprouted quickly and has been lush and

1. Feed.   What do you feed a cow? You feed a cow … feed. You don’t say, ‘cow food’, like you say ‘dog food.’ It’s ‘cattle feed.’ Our cows are on pasture, but we also feed them a supplemental feed. (See what I did there? I can’t get away from it.) We chop up

When I wrote the 5 Myths About Farmers, some friends told me they did know an uncle or someone (old) who actually did wear overalls.  This was foreign to me.  I honestly have never seen someone in overalls on a real, working farm.  (I’ve seen coveralls, but to me that’s different.) So I started looking

By Kailey Sweers Your favorite fuzzy fruit has its very own month! Yes, August is National Peach Month. There is no doubt that August is prime peach time, but how does one celebrate such a “peachy” occasion? With food, of course! After all, Ronald Reagan started this fruity holiday in celebration of peaches’ role in helping

CC photo by danbruell Fresh fruits and vegetables come in many forms this time of year.  Bright in color, rich in flavor, I love summertime in Michigan!  The best part, anywhere you go, you can find something Michigan grown!  We have it all with more than 300 commodities in our state, eating local and fresh

Guest blog by: Allison Stuby Michigan offers some of the richest food experiences. This fall, there are a variety of events that showcase the best food of the state. With the high diversity of Michigan agricultural crops, there are many opportunities to partake in culinary tourism experiences that celebrate the “Flavors of Pure Michigan.” As

In Michigan, blueberry season is something I look forward to. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. Honestly, there is not an easier fruit to freeze and use all year around. Did you know that Michigan leads the United States in blueberry production growing 30 different varieties? These blueberries are grown, harvested and processed by

My eyes lit up when I recently discovered a recipe for Honey Cheesecake, but as I gathered the ingredients I remembered that our honey supply has been severely depleted. Just one, half-full, quart jar of crystalized goodness is all that remains from last season when I helped a local beekeeper care for his hives and

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