Do you Charcuterie? 

If you know, you know. If you don’t, well, you should! If the word “charcuterie” doesn’t have special meaning in your life, you might be missing out. What began as a French tradition has quickly become mainstream dining fare and a favorite alternative to ordinary dinner prep for family and friends. Technically, charcuterie (pronounced shahr-ku-tuh-ree)…

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Farm life: Riding and Showing Horses

It feels like it was only yesterday. I was maybe 2 or 3 years old when an amazing man named Mr. Gamble started boarding his two Clydesdales at our small farm in Kansas. The horses’ names were Bonnie and Frank, Mr. Gamble would hitch the horses and we would ride around the neighborhood pickin up…

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Apple Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie: The Thanksgiving Showdown

So, you’re gearing up for Thanksgiving on the farm. What pie are you bringing? You could easily say, “Ah … pie is pie. Everyone will eat it and be happy,” and most people probably wouldn’t argue with you. But there’s no denying that everyone has their favorite — and for Turkey Day, it usually comes…

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Making the Most Out of Life on the Farm

Always dirty. Always in trouble. That’s the best way to describe my life on my grandparents’ Kansas farm as a young girl. After all, what kids do you know enjoy running behind the manure spreader? And it was never a game of how to dodge the flying manure, by the way. Oh, no, no, no…

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Thanksgiving Traditions on the Farm

It’s that time of year again. Time to gather and celebrate all the things for which we are thankful, the most important being that we are actually able to gather again.  And the first rule of the farm: when we gather, we eat! If you live on a farm like us, most likely, your Thanksgiving…

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8 Fall Decor Ideas For The Season Ahead

Fall is here, which means it’s time to dive headfirst into everything that makes this time of year fun: baking delicious desserts, pumpkin patches with the kiddos, big Thanksgiving feasts on the farm with the family, and more. For many of us, fall also signals that it’s time to take a hard look at your…

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There’s a push toward outside event venues, and a custom-made windmill ceiling fan would look pretty nice in many of those unique spaces

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Hotel ballrooms. Churches. Reception Halls. Event Centers. Convention and exhibition halls. These are the sort of places families, businesses, and organizations think of when they need to host an event. But what about outside event venues — ranches, pavilions, gazebos and pergolas, resorts, hotel rooftops, botanical gardens, golf courses, etc.?  These unique spaces have always…

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What Makes Pappy Van Winkle 15-Year Bourbon So Special?

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You’ve heard of the Pappy Van Winkle 15-year bourbon. Everyone you’ve talked to raves about it, and perhaps you’ve had a glass while hanging out on your neighbor’s patio under the breeze of a windmill ceiling fan. But every time you go out to buy a bottle of your very own, you can’t find it.…

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