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.

Playing with the piggies!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Even if it was in our dressier clothes :) New baby pigs came to the farm last week, and while I was snapping pictures of the kids helping chore,  I thought to myself, "Oh, I should so do the kids pictures with the pigs this weekend for our 2013 Christmas card." Well, I help Jamie photograph wedding pictures on the weekend, and made my '911' favor call to snap some photos so I could also be apart of the pics! And she did AMAZING!

Can you see me frantically pulling every navy and teal shirt my family owns and throwing them over the staircase railing????!!!! Well, I was....at 9:30 PM on a Friday night (such a party girl, be jealous :) !)

My kids LOOOVEEE the pigs. All sizes, they try to help their dad as much as they can.

Our kids thought it was so funny and 'cool' that they were able to play with the pigs in their 'fancy' clothes. And before you all*gasp* in horror....there's this AMAZING modern object that I hate using-my washer and dryer (well, I don't hate using them....I just can't stand the pile of unfolded laundry I have to conquer. Ughhhhhh....thanks, TIDE:)

Here's my 'PHOTOG' speech..... TAKE PICTURES! And make sure YOU'RE in them!!!!!! No matter what.....forgot to go to the gym this year, can't find matchy clothes, toooooo bussssssyyyyyy.....time never turns back! Now....go make your family portrait....or couple portrait....or business head shot.....NOW! :)

The One and Only.....

Monday, September 9, 2013

I had a wonderful phone call while home sick from work. It was a lady from Pennsylvania checking in, to make sure everything was going okay at the Fishback household. And yes, we're all here, busy, busy, busy. My crazy days are still going strong. I'm enjoying my Commercial Photographer position at Premier 1 Supplies just down the road. Having a great time in the Graphics department working on catalog photography in the pastures surrounded by sheep.

So amongst the softball games, dance lessons, camping, motocross, 4H, Farm Bureau.....being a mom.... Time just gets away.

No rain for WEEKS.....hot weather....waiting for harvest and fall....AND A COOL DOWN. I will share some pictures from the One and Only Iowa State Fair! We had so much fun, camping for the first time in the campgrounds and walking around the fairgrounds for 3 days.

The girls met their first star ~Tyler Farr
The girls with one of the magician performers we watched.

Madison was lucky enough to have a 4H photo of hers represent Washington County at the Iowa State Fair! She was so happy to see a big blue ribbon on her no trespassing road sign photograph.

Oh, RyLee....such a jokester ;)

Tessa found someone fun... And as colorful as her!

We were hanging out enjoying some apple cider doughnuts when we spied Ry in the
Iowa Food and Family Project commercial! Its always flattering to see your own photography flashing on the big screen.

Taking a fun time out at the lego display from Iowa Farm and Family display. Didn't win the grocery contest....maybe next year!

Trying to find our camper :)

 And on the last day, Madison joined me in the Mother Daughter Look a Like Contest. Talk about some serious twinning! We didn't win, but hope to do it again!
Summer has come to an end...but I'll keep reminiscing soon!
And THANK YOU to that wonderful person who called to give me some kind words. I've been thinking about updating, and this was the sweet kick I needed!