Entries by Big R

How to Choose the Right Furnace

On a chilly day like today, you may cringe thinking about how much you’ve been running that furnace to keep your home at the perfect, cozy temperature. Living in the Midwest, it’s never a surprise when the cold weather rolls in by mid to late October and finally heads out in April. Many rural areas […]

5 Tasty & Easy Recipes for The Perfect Big Game Dip

Hosting a party for the big game? Going to a friend’s place this Sunday? Crock-Pot it! Crock-Pots were designed with the busy homemaker in mind. That means making the game winning dip will be easy. By using a soup powder base and just a few added ingredients you’ll be able to create a masterful dish […]

6 Resolutions Farmers Should Keep for the New Year

Congratulate yourself on making it through another year of planting, plowing and harvesting. Over the years, you’ve perfected your craft with hard work, perseverance and patience. involves many years of sweat and endurance. Now that it’s a new year, it’s a great time to evaluate what’s working, what’s not working and how to keep improving […]

Winter Safety Tips for Kids and Families

Winter means having to go through a series of chilly days. But the cold weather doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the outdoors. While everyone heads out for fun, it’s important to know how to keep your family warm and safe.   Tip #1: Learn to Love Layers         Dressing in layers is the […]

Big R’s Guide to Buying Winter Boots

  As the streets begin to line with snow and the temperature drops to single digits, there’s one thing that needs to be done: dig through your hallway closet for the boots that make your feet feel twice as big and warm all over. But let’s be honest, these are the same ol’ winter boots […]

4 Christmas Gifts That Won’t Fit Under The Tree

Tis the season…the lights shine brightly on houses, the tree is up and Santa is ready for photos in the mall. It’s Christmas time once again. And that nagging voice in the back of your head is back, you know – the one telling you that you should really start shopping for gifts soon. Yes, […]

The Best Winter Toys for Kids

  It’s cold with ice on the ground and more snow on the way. Winter is in full swing! We know that these chilly months tend to take a toll on your body and mind – and the same goes for your kiddos. They’re bouncing off the walls indoors trying to entertain themselves, yelling “Mommy!” […]

Your Dog’s New Favorite Treats

You’ve spent hours training your furry companion to do the trick of the century… and the day has come where all the hard work has paid off! Your four-legged companion is doing it,  he’s really doing it! The thrill of accomplishment is exciting. And you reward your pup with the kibble from their bowl…BORING! Whether […]

How to Care for Your Horse This Winter

Winter can be a great time as loved ones gather together and bask in the warmth of each other’s presence despite the cold weather. But winter might be a different experience for other members of your family – members like your beloved horses. So while you’re enjoying time by the fireplace and warm cider, don’t […]

Why We Love Leftover Turkey

Warning: This list of recipes might cause your mind to be blown away with all the innovative ways to cook leftover turkey. Other things that may happen: a slight obsession with turkey might start, your mouth might water throughout the day as you think about your leftovers and you might find yourself so comfortable and […]