Gardening Tips

Tips, tricks and failures at Pig Dog Farms.

How to plan your spring garden

It is almost January. Depending on where you live, it is either freezing with tons of snow (hi to my family in North Dakota) or you’re in a place that is seeing a warmer than normal winter, like me. Today, in Myrtle Beach, it is 75 and cloudy. While many North Dakotans might not be … Read More

Baking Through History: Great Grandma’s Kuchen

Nearly every holiday season, I go back to my roots and make my great-grandma’s kuchen! Kuchen (ko͞okən), as defined by dictionary.com, is a cake, especially one eaten with coffee. Every family of German heritage has their own version of kuchen – including mine. It is a very popular holiday treat in North Dakota and South … Read More

Baking Through History: Potato Chip Cookies

I found the cookbook “Pass the Plate: The Collection from Christ Church” is a massive antique shop outside of Charlotte. The shop, called The Depot at Gibson Mill, has aisle and aisle of antiques, some junk, and books. Lots and lots of books – including old cookbooks. If you’re ever in the Concord area – … Read More

Baking Through History: Casserole Cookies

Cookies…baked in a casserole dish. I have never heard of such a thing. And…I likely won’t try them again. In the “Wyoming Centennial Cookbook (1890-1990)” published by the Johnson County Extension Homemakers Council, there is a recipe for Casserole Cookies. This book is also where I got the Fudge Nut Cookies recipe. Johnson County, Wyoming … Read More

Baking Through History: Great Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

If you remember my second video about Ginger Cookies, you’ll remember how much my great grandma Laura loved to bake. Read more on those cookies – HERE. Here again is another recipe from her given to me by her daughter, my great aunt, Betty. Betty wrote about this recipe in the email to me and … Read More

Baking Through History: Great Grandma’s Ginger Cookies

I think I get my love of baking (and gardening) from my great grandma. She was a great baker and always had something sweet to eat when I visited her home in Herried, South Dakota. My great grandma, Laura Vossler Berreth, lived to be 95 years old. Her family was part of a group called … Read More

Baking Through History: Fudge Nut Cookies

Baking is sharing. A three layer cake, a pecan pie, a dozen cookies – each calls for sharing. Someone could eat a dozen or two dozen cookies, but why keep them for yourself? But when did desserts become a thing? Food historian Deborah Krohn said in a Food & Wine article from June 2018 that … Read More

Pre-order your holiday cookie box!

ORDERS OPENING SOON FOR 2022 It is time to start planning for the holidays! This year, I’ll be offering holiday cookie boxes that are perfect to give as a gift or to enjoy with family and friends. These boxes feature some of my best-selling items. You can put in your order now and pick a … Read More

Trying something new – opening an etsy shop

Good evening! It has been a hot minute since I posted, but that happens sometimes. Times get busy, ideas for blog posts don’t come and sometimes inspiration is hard to find. But! This past week, I’ve been inspired to do more to help people who want to start gardening themselves. And, in order to help … Read More

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