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Sweetness of the bees

August 17, 2012 By CLAYTON RYE GOODELL — It does not take very long to hear the passion and love Pat Ennis has for bees, beekeeping, and the honey business. more »»

Oh, the prolific zucchini

August 10, 2012 In late summer, gardeners of every skill level swear they’ll never plant another hill of zucchini, but by the time spring rolls around, the oft-maligned fruit winds up in the garden once again. more »»

A moveable feast

August 3, 2012 by DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yaho. more »»

Leading by example

July 27, 2012 By DOUG CLOUGH IDA GROVE — At the Ida County Fair, it’s more than fair to say that Mary Rohlk leads by exampl. more »»

City girl has learned farm ways

July 20, 2012 GARNER — Growing up in Mason City, Ellen Tusha was a city girl who would eventually move to the country to be a farm wife and everything that comes with it. more »»

Retired farm girl busier than ever

July 13, 2012 By ROBYN KRUGER rangerob@hickorytec. more »»

Lansman prepares for the fair

July 6, 2012 By KRISS NELSON A recent graduate of Prairie Valley High School, Allie Lansman will be participating in her last Webster County Fair next week. more »»

Simplifying cooking

June 28, 2012 ROCKWELL CITY — If it’s true that people only share their best recipes for church and community cookbooks, then Diane Vavak learned from some of the masters of country cooking in northwest Iowa. more »»

She never stops learning

June 22, 2012 By DOUG CLOUGH Farm News staff writer IDA GROVE — Brenda Schumacher of rural Ida County has the best of all worlds when it comes to being schooled in cooking. more »»

Teaching at the Windmill Cafe

June 15, 2012 By CLAYTON RYE Farm News staff writer NEW PROVIDENCE — Ruth Halvorsen may have the summer off from her teaching duties at South Hardin High School in Eldora, where she has... more »»

Family roots deep in country

June 8, 2012 By ROBYN KRUGER/Farm New staff writer SIBLEY — Margie Braaksma grew up as a town kid in Sibley, but her family roots are deep in the country. more »»

Kitchen creations

May 30, 2012 By KRISS NELSON Farm News staff writer WOODWARD — Her love for being creative in the kitchen has not only made her friends and family the lucky ones to enjoy her goodies; but... more »»

Homemade gourmet

May 25, 2012 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY Farm News staff writer CLIVE — For Chef Terrie Kohl, a great meal is about more than the food; it’s about reconnecting with family and friends... more »»

Author of her own cookbook

May 11, 2012 By DOUG CLOUGH Farm News staff writer KIRON — For Rachel Masters two things are certain: she knows how to work hard and how to make a mean Swedish pancake supper. more »»

Indoors is her turf

May 4, 2012 By CLAYTON RYE Farm News staff writer HUBBARD — Like many farm couples, Tom and Sharon Ingebritson’s time is taken up with children, grandchildren and chores. more »»

60 years cooking, and counting

April 27, 2012 By ROBYN KRUGER Farm News staff writer SUTHERLAND — Clara Sickleka has been cooking for her husband, Delmar, for some 60 years and some days, she said that she feels like,... more »»

Baking with aronia

April 20, 2012 By DAVE DEVALOIS Farm News staff writer S. more »»

Cooking in the fast lane

April 13, 2012 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY Farm News staff writer WALL LAKE — While Speed “The Sauceman” Herrig started his career as an auto repair mechanic and Ford-Mercury... more »»

No cookin’ like home cookin’

April 6, 2012 By DOUG CLOUGH Farm News staff writer HOLSTEIN — Bridget Drey has a sign in her kitchen that reads: “There’s No Cooking, Like Home Cookin. more »»

Keep it simple

March 23, 2012 By ROBYN KRUGER Farm News staff writer LESTER — When asked about a prerequisite for recipes that she uses in her kitchen, Carol Boom, wrapped it up in one simple sentence,... more »»



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