For many of us, December is a time to celebrate the season of giving. Whether that means giving gifts to our loved ones, giving special treats to neighbors and co-workers, or giving resources and time to help others, this time of year is centered around the idea that giving is the real spirit of the holidays.
For livestock farmers, one of the greatest gifts in their lives is to have the privilege of doing what they do - caring for their animals and providing safe and healthy food for all of us. The comfort and well-being of the livestock that they care for is priority number one, and this becomes especially important during extreme temperatures like those that happen during Midwestern winters. That’s why many pig farmers, like Jeanette from Fencerow to Fencerow, choose to raise their pigs in temperature-controlled barns. Read more about the way Jeanette and her family care for their pigs in her blog post, “Why Do We Keep Our Pigs in a Barn?”
Most years, we are all bustling about, going from store to store to find that perfect gift for each important person in our lives. But this year isn’t like most years. Many of us find ourselves staying home, trying to avoid crowds, and possibly dealing with tighter finances. If you’re wondering what in the world to give loved ones without fighting the holiday rush or breaking the bank, homemade gifts are a great option! Maybe get the kids involved and make these pretty Melted Crayon Ornaments from The Farmwife Crafts! We’ve also put together a list of tasty giftable treats from some of our favorite bloggers! Give the gift of love…and something yummy…this holiday season!
Banana Bread from The Farmwife Cooks
Classic Peanut Butter Balls from Plowing Through Life
Cranberry Salsa from The Crossroads Cook
French Vanilla Hot Chocolate Mix from The Farmwife Drinks
White Chocolate Cranberry Pretzel Bark from The Farmwife Feeds
White Chocolate Peanut Clusters from These Old Cookbooks