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.

Dang Bugs!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Clay got bit by the eye from a bug on Monday. I took him to the Dr. that afternoon because it was starting to swell, and woke up to his eye swollen even more, so off to the doctor again! Its one of those things, where you feel really bad for your child, but you have to laugh (as long as nothing serious comes out of it). Here he is right before we went in to the Dr's office this morning. So I think he kinds resembles the Hunchback of Notre Dame....what do you think?

Home of the Free....

Monday, June 23, 2008

Because of the Brave. A saying I absolutely love and one thats not taken seriously enough. Sunday we took the kids to a going away party for one of our best friends, Stan, who will be leaving July 1st for his second tour of Iraq. We had a great time hanging out with everyone.

Here's some of the high school friends, Ryan is showing off his "verticle advantange with Nathan and Stan.
Fast Forward eleven years and this is what you get...Beautiful Wives and Babies!

Ryan entertaining the girls...
Stan's little cutie, Taryn.....

Clay with his new "Aunt Misty."
Stay Safe, Stan:)

Whats Up?!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Yep. Still planting. Its been RAIN FREE around our terrain this past week, so I've been bachloretting it with the kiddos. The kids got a slip and slide yesterday...and over the past 24 hours...no broken bones or stiches. We're doing great! I'm busy working on a website for Fishback Family Farms, hopefully I'll have it live by next week. The funky picture above will grace one of the pages:) Take Care....RF

Clay, Tessa and a fawn....

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Here's little Miss Tessa. I took some pictures of her this afternoon. It always feels like shes always asleep when I'm, snapping shots of the other kids, so I wanted to grap some good ones of her. Plus she changes so much!



So here's Clay, all dolled up...as you can see:) He NEVER lets me take pictures of him, and he ASKED today. So I wasn't going to argue. Actually, he wanted me to take a picture of his monster trucks. So I did that, too. This is how you'll normally find my child around our house. Covered in dirt and food...and more dirt. I'm sure if you look closely you'll see the blue marker, some ketchup and snot. Yes, I'm a bad mom.:( Please don't send me wash clothes...I have some. Trust me, its a lost cause with this boy. The quote on his shirt, its right behind his name says.... "Something smells fishy and its not me!" Sums it up QUITE nicely!


And here's a fawn that we spotted today.....

Off to Nebraska....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

So this past weekend, the kids and I, along with my family, headed out west. To Fairfield, Nebraska for my cousin's wedding. During our eight hour drive out, we made 11, yes, ELEVEN stops. I didn't think the end was ever going to come into sight. But it did. Around 5:45 PM we rolled....no more like zoomed... into our hotel in Hastings. My brother, Vince, the kids and I were about a half an hour late for the rehearsal, but we made it! Here they are practicing.... Clay starring at the big boys....




Madison and RyLee getting piggy back rides from Uncle V and Cousin TJ...





The "Soon to Be" Mr. and Mrs......




Clay with his gift from Robbie and Becky.....




RyLee getting her hair done......




Madison getting dolled up too....




All dressed up!


Becky getting her butt slapped by the swordsmen.....




My bro Vince with our two cousins, Rob and Josh



Tessa talking to Nana.....

And the part of the fam that made the trip in two vehicals:).....