Topic Directory

Family and Farming Topic Link Page

Links are listed in alphabetical order.


Choosing A New Chicken Flock

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

Farming Gamble & Crop Insurance

Farm Working Hours

Grain Bin Workout

Harvesting Soybeans in Winter

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

Prepare Like a Farmer

Preparing Farm Machinery

Preparing Fields

Preparing the Planter

Recycling on the Farm

Small Farming Can Save Big Money




Avocado Dressing

Best Deviled Eggs

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

Old School Brownies

Sneaky Zucchini Brownies

Sugar Crusted Rhubarb Squares


Basic Muffins

Banana & Blueberry Muffins

Hannah’s Irish Soda Bread

No Fail Cornbread

Oatmeal Bread

Sour Cream Yeast Rolls


Grandma’s Oatmeal/Chocolate Chip Cake


Soft Gingersnaps


Hot Orange Spiced Tea

Main Course:

Apple Pie Pork Chops

Crescent Beef Stroganoff

Chicken Rice Roger

Easy Meatloaf

Easy Chili Your Children Will Eat

Easy Pulled Pork

Oatmeal and Meatballs

Vegetable Pizza


Simple Fruit Salad


The BEST Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Easy Chili Your Children Will Eat 


Chocolate and Honey Sauce

Iced Coffee Pudding

Rice Raisin Pudding

Pineapple Fluff


Baked Zucchini Casserole

Grandma’s Cucumbers

Green Beans With Onion & Tomato

Randall’s Bean Bake

Homemade Yogurt:

Homemade Yogurt

Links to Lila’s Essays/Poetry:

88 Years


I Have Killed No Birds

Needing Kneading

Office Memo

Ralph the Drayman

The Retirement

What Do Women Want?

What Matters Most

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