Missing the IFYE program

Missing the IFYE program

  For the past three summers, John and I have been hosts in the International Farm Youth Exchange or IFYE program.  It is an exchange program for young adults, who are interested in learning more about our culture and specifically, our farming practices.  We, like to...
My heritage – Germans from Russia

My heritage – Germans from Russia

My family history has been one of my passions for my years.  I always knew that my Grandma Helen was German.  But I really had no idea anything more than that.  As I was researching, one of my Sayler relatives, shared with me the story of how we came to the United...
Old Settlers Day

Old Settlers Day

Since 2014, we have had a vendor fair at our house during Old Settlers Days.  That first year, it was more of an open house with probably 250 people coming through.  Since we had just purchased the house, we knew everyone would be curious as to what we were planning...
Cheesecake!

Cheesecake!

Do you have something that you thought, was super difficult to do? And there would be you way you could do it?  For me, it was cheesecake.  Many years ago, when I was working with my mom at her catering business, she asked me to make one.  Well, I had this thought in...
Gardening

Gardening

While growing up, my parents planted a huge garden in our backyard.  Pretty much, there was no yard, it was all garden.  We had rows and rows of vegetables. Mostly, my dad would spend many hours prepping, planting, weeding, and watering.  All that hard work, provided...