Derecho Devastation in Iowa

Collapsed Grain Bin from 2020 Derecho in Iowa

I was planning to post about an easy and thrifty way to can pickles that taste like expensive deli pickles.

But instead I must discuss the Disastrous Derecho (Source: that blew in on August 10, 2020 that has brought Midwest farmers to their knees. (We were one of few that missed devastation, where the epicenter was less than 20 miles away. We are stunned the Derecho went around our tiny spot in the state.)

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Easy Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

Change. We’ve all had some! There have been a couple hundred thousand of you who have voted by visiting my Pinterest account that you need thrifty, homemade food! So, starting today, I will be posting easy from-the-farm recipes more often until we all get through this. And because Lila gave me her large collection of vintage Midwest farm cookbooks, we are set for decades! (I’m not kidding…)

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