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.

Baby Fishback has arrived!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tessa Marie Fishback arrived Thursday December 27, 2007 at 1:49 am. She weighed 6lbs 12oz and was 20 inches long. Tessa has TONS of black hair, and everyone is doing great!

Meaning of Tessa:

Origin: Greek
Meaning: The harvester

Short form of Teresa, but now commonly used as an independent name that may also mean "fourth child" in Greek. Thomas Hardy's a English classic 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented," first published in 1891 and adapted into a film in 1979 directed by Roman Polanski. Also associated with "Tessa No\u00ebl," a fictional character on the 1992 to 1998 show, "Highlander: The Series," portrayed by Belgian actress Alexandra Vandernoot.


  1. Rachel, Nathan and kids
    Congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos. Such a pretty name too.
    Good luck and hope all are well.
    Jean & Randy

  2. Congratulations Fishback Family!
    What a great month to celebrate a birthday! An income tax deduction in 2007, and let her know, I have a post-Christmas birthday and it is GREAT! You get more because everything goes on sale. :-) We hope and pray that Mom has a quick recovery. Each child comes into the world bringing their own blessing. We look forward to watching you discover Tessa's. Love, the Gady Gang

  3. Congratulations Fishback's. I love the name! What a great way to celebrate a New Year. Can't wait to see the photos. Krista and Greg.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can't wait to meet her, get pictures up soon!!!
    Take Care!

    ----Carrie Lise

  5. Congrats Fishbacks!! It was kinda funny to get the phone about you in the hospital when we had just seen you a couple hours before. It was great to chat with you and CONGRATS again. Post photos soon!

  6. Rachel, Nathan & Company,
    What a wonderful gift for my 49th birthday! I'm so glad to share my day with Tessa! What a dolly! You have a lot of angels smiling down on you little one! I love watching your family grow, each one special in their own way! Thank you for sharing your family with me! I love you all!
    Great Aunt Deb Seward