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Topic Directory • Family and Farming

Topic Directory

Family and Farming Topic Link Page

Links are listed in alphabetical order.

Farming & Life on the Farm:

A Bike Ride in a Cornfield

Big Yield & No Weeding Gardening

Choosing A New Chicken Flock

Country Road Safety

Dandelions and Violets in My Yard

Dealing With Drought

Derecho Devastation in Iowa

Doing the Books

Bald Spots in Fields

Changing Tires on Farm Machinery

Cleaning a Farm Windbreak 

Difficult Harvest

Early Darkness on the Farm

Extreme Midwest Weather

Farm Auction Sale Bill 1944

Farm Work in Cold Weather

A Farmer’s Cure for Insomnia

Farming Gamble & Crop Insurance

Farm Working Hours

Grain Bin Workout

Great is My Thankfulness

Harvesting During a Drought

Harvesting Soybeans in Winter

Is Farming the Best Job Ever?

LP Shortage and BAD Harvest Conditions

Harvest Preparation

How to Keep Chickens Warm

Japanese Zen Snow Garden

Late Harvest

Old School Farming (using a cultivator instead of weed spray)

Planting Corn

Prayer Flags

Prepare Like a Farmer

Preparing Farm Machinery

Preparing Fields

Preparing the Planter

Recycling on the Farm

Small Farming Can Save Big Money


Why Crop Rotation Works



Avocado Dressing

Best Deviled Eggs

Easy Black Bean Dip

Hot and Spicy Beer Mustard

Mexican Roll Ups

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apple Dip

Spinach Balls

Vegetable Pizza


Banana Bars with Brown Butter Frosting

Cherry Squares

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Old School Brownies

Rhubarb Cobbler

Sneaky Zucchini Brownies

Sugar Crusted Rhubarb Squares


Apple Bread

Basic Muffins

Banana & Blueberry Muffins

Hannah’s Irish Soda Bread

No Fail Cornbread

Oatmeal Bread

Low Fat/High Protein Pumpkin Muffins

Sour Cream Yeast Rolls


Apple Bread

Coca-Cola Cake

Grandma’s Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip Cake

No Egg Chocolate Cake

Easy Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkin Roll


Old Fashioned Cereal Cookies


Soft Gingersnaps


Hot Orange Spiced Tea

Main Course:

Apple Pie Pork Chops

Beef Roast and Potatoes

Beef & Corn Casserole

Crescent Beef Stroganoff

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken Rice Roger

Corn & Macaroni Casserole

Easy Meatloaf

Easy Chili Your Children Will Eat

Easy Pulled Pork

Oatmeal and Meatballs

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

Thrifty Taco Bake

Tuna Casserole

Vegetable Pizza


Grandma’s Cucumbers

Simple Fruit Salad

Vintage Cucumber Recipes


The BEST Chicken Noodle Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chili Your Children Will Eat 

Herbed Potato Soup

Rustic Ham & 15 Bean Soup

Vegetarian Chili


Chocolate and Honey Sauce

Iced Coffee Pudding

Rice Raisin Pudding

Pineapple Fluff


Baked Zucchini Casserole

Grandma’s Cucumbers

Green Beans With Onion & Tomato

Iowa Sweet Corn

Randall’s Bean Bake

Vintage Cucumber Recipes

Homemade Yogurt:

Homemade Yogurt

Links to Lila’s Essays/Poetry:

88 Years

April Poetry

Be Careful What You Wish For


I Have Killed No Birds

Love in the Time of Covid

Needing Kneading

Office Memo

Ralph the Drayman

Soup Carrying

The Retirement

What Do Women Want?

What Matters Most

Who Needs Anger?

Why I Pray


Graduation Speech

Mercy Hospital Art Show

Household Tips:

Easy Window Clean

Garden Dreaming

Homemade Produce Cleaner

How to Boil an Egg

Why I Cook at Home