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 Tessa comes home!

Saturday, December 29, 2007











Baby Tessa got to come home today, Saturday December 29, 2007. Of course, her "coming home" outfit didn't even make it to the car seat before having a peeing accident. But we did make it home! Tessa was only in the door about 20 seconds before RyLee and Nana had her out of her seat. As you can tell, attention has not been an issue:)

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.