This past year has been a roller coaster, and there are still days where I feel like the date on the calendar should be more like mid-September, but here we are December 20th, five days before Christmas. Our family has been so blessed this year, we bought our first new home, gained so many new friends, bought a farm, and I got my dream job. What more could we ask for? Greg and I feel so blessed for where we are at today. It was just a month ago, where we both thought, we have so much to be ... read more
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Hello there! I am Alicia Schmitt, an Iowa farm mom, aspiring traveler, chef of the Schmitt farm, and lover of all things pork! My husband and I live in north central Iowa where we raise pigs in modern pig barns. I grew up on a cattle farm, so raising pigs is a new adventure for me. I married into a family that has a farrow to finish hog operation, I am enjoying every moment of my new adventure and I hope you do too! The Pork Diaries is a food blog with bits and pieces of our life on the farm sprinkled in. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for a glimpse into our crazy life, and of course more pork