Fitness Foodies...

It is difficult to talk about diet, weight and health without including the topic of physical exercise.  During my dietary guidelines research, I unearthed a statistic that I have pondered over the past few weeks.USDA data reports that more than 50% of adults in the United States are not physically active. ...more

Perhaps It's Time To Stop Apologizing For Fat...

How often do you eat a steak, an omelet, or cook with real butter? What kind of milk is in your refrigerator?...more

When Your Husband Needs You For Your Manure...

Matt and I have a unique relationship. In addition to being soul mates and the parents of our three girls, we also partner together to manage our farm.Our farm is diversified – we grow both crops and cattle – with my favorite farmer manning the helm of the crop farm and me working as the boss lady at the cattle feed yard. We run the two facets of the farm independently, but collaborate on a daily basis. Manure provides common ground when you are managing a diversified farm....more

Common Ground: My Farm and New York City...

Over the years, I have made a couple of trips to New York City to visit college friends as well as to do some volunteer promotion work for the Beef Check Off.  My perspective of the world broadens a bit every time that I venture into the Big Apple as it is incredibly different from my family’s farm in Nebraska....more

Environmental Sustainability Needs All Smarts On Deck

My involvement in social media has taught me many things, but likely the most important lesson is what a huge role perception plays in "virtual conversations".  Over the past two years, I have achieved a tremendous amount of personal growth by being exposed to the truly broad range of ideas and thoughts of other bloggers.  ...more
@mrssharp If we look hard enough, I think that we can find some common ground.  I know that we ...more

Empowering Myself as a Woman Entrepreneur…

I remember vividly as a child listening to my grandfather say, “Anne, strive to be unemployable!”  My grandfather’s definition of a successful entrepreneur was someone who owns and operates a personal business.  He wanted me to be my own Boss Lady....more

Feeding Body and Soul: How Growing Our Food Enhances Spirituality

I am what some would call a cradle Episcopalian.  I was raised a member of Bethesda By The Sea Episcopal church in Palm Beach, Florida; and have spent my adult life a part of the family of St. Christopher’s in Cozad, Nebraska....more

Antibiotic Use in Food Animals: The Perspective of a Cattle Farmer and a Mom...

I am a take charge person.  I am a person of action.  I am a planner.  It is very difficult for me to let things go and not be in the driver’s seat.  There is nothing that shakes my world up more than one of my children having a serious illness.  I can handle it when I am sick, but it shakes my foundation when it is one of my kids....more
As someone that eats organic food, grass-fed beef and all that good stuff. I do look for farms ...more

Meatful Mondays...

This fall, my favorite 7thgrader developed a tendency to role her eyes at me during family discussions.  I adopted a new policy at the Feed Yard Foodie house to counteract this unacceptable habit—every eye roll is equal to 10 push-ups....more

Redefining Breakfast...

Our house has always been a “cereal and fruit” breakfast place.  Most of that stems from the fact that I go to work before 6:00am every morning so my girls have learned to fend for themselves.  Cereal and fruit require little cooking and are fast and easy to fix…...more