The Fight of Our Lives

A wonderfully written article re: GMO’s. Inform yourselves.

Day by Day the Farm Girl Way...

I grew up in the agricultural heartland of America. My parents were farmers, as were their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Farming is my legacy.  And, even though I am not a farmer today, I am still proud to call myself a farm girl.

Over the years, I became well aware of the controversy surrounding what was basically referred to as a continuum of the farming revolution. New farming methods and production practices were marketed in a positive manner, creating vast changes in agriculture. Buzz phrases like “labor-saving”, “economic benefits”, and “higher production” were widely used to promote and propel advances in the agricultural industry.

For me, however, it was not until I was studying American History in high school that I paid much attention to farm talk. Each Friday, our teacher, Mr. Rasmussen, hosted a current events class. Sometimes heated discussions erupted over controversial subjects or happenings. There always seemed to be a division in the class…

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Minnesota Prairie Roots

I was fortunate enough one day to stumble upon a very interesting blog while conducting a search on WordPress for barns.  I do searches frequently to see what others bloggers are writing about and photographing.  There are as many interesting people out there as there are topics to write about and photograph.  It turns out there are many with the same interests as Cyndie and I.  There isn’t enough time in a day – a week – or even a month to drink it all in.  I read/view as much as I am able to with the free time I have.

I do want to take a moment and share with you all Minnesota Prairie Roots.  The author, Audrey Kletscher Helbling, is the “real deal” as some say.  She literally grew up in a little house on the prairie just outside of Vesta in Southwestern Minnesota.  You can get acquainted with Audrey and Minnesota Prairie Roots through the links below.  I am sure you will find her work as enjoyable as I have.



Minnesota Prairie Roots

About Audrey Kletscher Helbling 


Minnesota Moments

Faribault Daily News