Farm Tour – Chisholm Family Farm (Elmwood, NE)

The hubby and I LOVE touring local farms, and there are SO many great ones in the Omaha, NE area!!! Last weekend we visited Chisholm Family Farm in Elmwood, NE (about 40 minutes from Omaha). Special thanks to Laura (and her daughter) for hosting us for the afternoon!! We had a blast visiting, petting and feeding the animals and also enjoyed a tour of the RAW MILK facilities and store! I highly encourage my readers and clients to buy from local farmers AND to visit local farms to see where healthy food comes from!


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You know you’re healthy when….

You know you’re healthy when…your spice cabinet is fuller than your medicine cabinet 😉

Six years ago, I owned exactly 4 spices: onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I didn’t know how to cook a thing from scratch. I was living on Lean Cuisine Meals, Slim Fast bars, diet soda and sugar-free chewing gum. If I “cooked,” it was things like Hamburger Helper or noodles with Velveeta melted on them. Oh, and some canned corn or green beans.

It honestly never occured to me that what I was putting in my mouth could’ve been contributing to my Fibromyalgia suffering, and my medicine cabinet was loaded with over-the-counter and prescription medications. I took many pills each day and tried all different kinds, but nothing really helped.

What did help me was reducing/eliminating the following things from my life: processed foods, medications, fragrances and chemicals (e.g, perfumes, hair spray, air fresheners).

Now I feel GREAT!

Do I ever get sick of cooking everything at home from scratch? You bettcha! Do I get bummed out about the constantly overflowing pile of dishes in my sink (and, who am I kidding….on the stove and counter, too!)??  Absolutely!!!

But I wouldn’t trade it for the world!! I feel better than I ever have in my life; I have no more Fibro symptoms; and I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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(NOTE: Always seek professional medical assistance regarding prescription medications. I am not advising anyone to make changes to their medications without medical supervision. This blog does not substitute for medical advice; I am merely sharing my story of what helped me feel better.)

Elephant Stew Recipe

I’m not sure of the original source for this recipe, but I didn’t create it, so don’t blame me if you don’t like it 😉


1. Cut one elephant into small bite-size pieces. This should take about 2 months.

2. Add enough gravy to cover.

3. Season to taste.

4. Cook for about 4 weeks at 465 degrees.

This will serve 3,800 people. If more are expected, 2 rabbits may be added.

Do this only if absolutely necessary since most people do not like to find hare in their stew!  (hee, hee!)

“Attacked” By a Dairy Cow….and Lived to Tell!

Because we prefer to buy much of our food directly from farmers, we often visit the farms where our food is grown or raised. Below is footage of my attempt to “greet” a dairy cow at Kvam Family Farm (West Point, NE).  We tried to approach cow after cow, but every  one just politely rejected us and walked slowly in the opposite direction. So when this cow actually stayed put…and not only that, but lifted her head in my direction, I got a little “spooked.”  It’s embarrassing to look back at the video and to see how docile these creatures really are, but I just have a fear (as slightly irrational as it may be) of most any animal that weighs more than I do – horns or not!!