Travel: Mulhalls

The next time you are in Omaha, NE you have to visit Mulhalls.

Travel: Howell’s Dried Flowers and Greenhouse

If you are looking for a fun stop near Des Moines you have to check out Howell’s Dried Florals and Greenhouse, Tree Farm and Pumpkin Patch. Located at 3145 Howell Court, Cummings, Iowa 50061 they are just a short drive out of town.

How To: Shallow Depth of Field Photography

Learning to use your camera in Aperture Priority mode can be daunting at first but with a few easy tips you’ll have it mastered in no time. Aperture priority, or AV mode on most cameras is a setting that allows you to set a specific aperture while the camera automatically selects a shutter speed to match it, it will create an image with the proper exposure as measured by the…

Monarch Butterflies

We’ve had several monarch butterflies stop by the farm on their way south. They sure seem to love Zinnias.

How To: Flower Arranging with Zinnias

This time of year Zinnias are still going strong and right now I have bees, butterflies, months and more surrounding this very popular spot in the garden.

A Little Blue Coop (Before & After)

Last May we moved an old weathered cabin to our farm where it went through a transformation. It had “good bones” but needed a lot of repair and cosmetic improvements after years of neglect. We started with a new roof, structural reinforcements, new flooring, siding repair and replacement, new custom 6-pane windows with screens along with lots and…