Welcome to Fishback Family Farms! I'm Rachel Fishback, a farm wife and mother of four by day...Capturing the art and chaos to our everyday farming life! We live in Southeast Iowa where we raise corn and soybeans.

Barn Quilts Dinner

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Barn Quilts Iron Chef Dinner was a huge success, and it rained most of Monday morning..so I had a cute date! Nathan was actually able to come and enjoy a kidless meal. The dinner was a lot of fun and the turn out was amazing! Chef David from David's catering won..by 1/2 of a percent...their food was so good and such a toss up. I can't wait for next year. Be watching for our Barn Quilts greeting card line to begin. I'm hoping to have them up and for sale by the begining, mid-November mark. Let me know if your interesetedin purchasing.

Barn Quilts of Washington County

Friday, October 5, 2007

Rachel is a member of the Washington County Barn Quilts Committee. I have been out taking pictures of the barn quilts and wanted to share some with you! Monday night we're having an "Iron Chef" dinner in Richmond, where large display prints will be up for viewing. So if your driving thru Washington County, our first loop strings from Kalona Hwy 22 to Riverside, down Riverside Road to Washington, and from Washington to Kalona along Hwy 1. You can also see a beautiful red bank barn along 218 south of Riverside. We have more to be hung before the cool weather sets in, so keep watching!


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Okay, so there always has to be a couple break downs. Unfortunately I've experienced this first hand. THANK GOD it has always involved INSURED equipment, fence or stop signs...NOT humans. Machines break, just like office computers tend to crash, so its not an item we would brag about. But, I had to post this one. This beautiful green wagon decided to blow a tire while Nathan was hauling it to town Friday night...right at 5 o'clock. Of course, no one was available to come do a quick fix. Nathan tried, but Saturday they had to resort to vacuuming it out due to the weight. What should have taken an hour or so, ended up being a public display along highway 1 for almost 24.
Its been safely fixed and retired.:) Back into the fields!