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.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

 Its been horribly humid and hot, hot, HOT around here the past two weeks. My internet hasn’t been working, either. Blackberries are all fun and cnvenient until you have to try and check all web based information on them So besides a fun-filled week at the fair, we’ve been enjoying the AC!




The other day Tessa’s eye started to swell….not for sure if it was a scratch or a bug bite. We ended up going to the hospital for medicine. Ufortunately, Tessa had the dose at 7 PM…..at midnight we were cutting paper like crazy, dancing, singing……but she finally crashed! Literally. “Mom, its time for a nap. Come with me.” And within minutes she was OUT! Here we are waiting, oh so patiently, for the doctore to scheck her out.



From the Iowa Rainforest…..hopefuly we have no more “buggy” issues this summer!

Monday, July 4, 2011

 Here we are with our 2011 “Knee High by the Fourth of July” Family Picture.
Happy Independence Day Everyone:)

Food Frenzy: Bakin' Bacon

Friday, July 1, 2011

 Here’s one of our family’s favorite recipe’s….its easy, and DOESN’T STINK UP YOUR HOUSE! Plus, it’s a simple way to cook and ENTIRE package of bacon all at once.


Bakin’ Bacon
1 Pkg of Bacon
Brown Sugar (optional…but really yummy!)

Place Bacon strips on pan/gridle in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar on bacon. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, or whatever done-ness you enjoy.
Here’s the bacon with brown sugar right as it was going in the oven….



Add to your breakfast or make my summertime favorite…BLT’s!