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.

Fair Time Again!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The fabulous 2009 Washington County Fair is here! Today Madison took her projects in to be judged. Since she's in Clover Kids, its just a chance for the members to get use to talking with judges about what they've done. So everyone gets the same purple ribbon for their hard work! Its great "practice rounds" for everyone. Madison loved her judge, Lisa, and its actually the same one she had last year....out of luck! She talked all the way there on how she was kinda nervous, but the lady last year was really nice and she felt better after she talked with her for a while. I remember those butterflies! Then Madison said, "I wish you were my judge. THEN I wouldn't be nervous!" She thought that was funny.

Madison being judged about her pillow

Madison with the NEW Washington County Fair sign for the livestock photo backdrop. Its beautiful! Madison-2009 finished 1st grade. Can't wait for the fair food and entertainment:)!


Fun at the pool!

Thursday, July 9, 2009
















Washington has a great aquatic center....complete with slides and zero entry, perfect for Tessa. So during a hot day two weeks ago, the kids and I went to the pool to cool off. Clay really, REALLY wanted to go down the slides, but since he still wears floaties they said no.

Knee High by 4th of July

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sorry its been a horribly long time since I've added to our blog. I take pictures almost DAILY, so I'll start posting more! Happy 4th of July!!!! A special thank you goes out to soldiers serving for our freedom, especially our friend, Stan, currently over seas from his wife, Mandy, daughter, Taryn, and family and friends so we can choose what to do with our daily lives. Its been a drizzly, rainy day, but we've been having fun. Unfortunatly, no fabulous Iowa sweet corn.:( Anyway, my tradition every year on the Fourth of July is to take Nathan and the kids' picture next to our corn. Why you ask? An old wives tale was if your corn was knee high by the Fourth of July, you had a great crop. Here's the corn next to our house. Its been doing wonderful! I did hold my breath....it survived two heavy wind storms within two days of each other. It should tassle in the next week. YEAH!