I remember riding in the car with my mom full of excitement on our way to Mason City during summer break or days I wasn't in school. Before the Avenue of the Saints, the rides to Mason City seemed long, especially when I couldn't wait to see my dad and my grandmas and grandpas on both sides of my family. I have so many memories of riding in the car with my mom to Mason City, whether we were seeing family, going to North Iowa events, or shopping, there was always something to look forward to in ... 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