A Father-Daughter Farming Story

A little girl who once was terrified of mud, has chosen to follow in her dad’s footsteps and continue the family farm legacy of row-crop farming.

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Not-from-Scratch Apple Dumplings

I guess you would consider it ‘made from scratch’ because it requires some mixing of ingredients. But everything you will need for this one comes straight off the grocery store shelf.

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday

This week’s tip is all about getting that ‘made from scratch’ taste without the time and work.

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The Farming DNA

Jeff Edwards farms in the Sherrill-Pastoria community near Pine Bluff and has for most of his life. Like others in the Arkansas River Valley, he lost cropland to historic flooding earlier this year. He and his family have weathered challenges like this before, though, and Jeff plans to continue farming until, “the Lord calls him home.”

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Sour Cream Banana Nut Bread

Mmm… Banana nut bread. There are a lot of choices out there for this iconic cake-bread hybrid. Most box mixes are OK, I guess, but this scratch-made recipe is sublime.

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The Learning Garden

One of the best ways to learn about where food comes from and the hard work it takes to grow it, is to plant your own vegetable garden. Master Gardener and Pulaski County Farm Bureau board member Kathy Ratcliffe talks about what students learn when experiencing the Farm Bureau Federation inspired demonstration garden at the C.A. Vines 4-H Center in Ferndale.

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Sweet Treats Dutch Apple Pie

If you haven’t eaten there yet, you need to. Sweet Treats Sandwich and Pie Shop in Lamar. Greg Heiser dishes up good home cooking, but it’s Marie Heiser’s desserts, particularly her pies that will keep you coming back for more.

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Kitchen Tip Tuesday – Freezer Steak

We’ve all done it. You know. That steak you were planning to cook for supper tonight? You’re already on your way to work and realize you forgot to transfer it from the freezer to refrigerator last night to thaw. Don’t worry. You can still prepare a great steak from a frozen chunk of beef.

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A New Foundation

Brian Weisenfels loves his black baldy cattle. The white head and black body are typical of this crossbreed of Hereford and solid black angus cattle. These 40 transplant beef cattle from Montana are his pride and joy. Meet this Logan County rancher and learn how he’s using them as the foundation to build a new herd. Arkansas’ excellent forage production is a great strength to the state’s beef producers.

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