Ruth Ready

About Ruth

Scribner, Nebraska

My husband, Sid, and I farm near Scribner on land that has been in my family since it was homesteaded in 1870. We have four adult children and four grandchildren.  Sid and I have a no-till operation growing soybeans, corn, alfalfa and incorporating cover crops. The cover crops are fed to our small herd of Shorthorn cows. I also raise chickens and turkeys that we sell directly to consumers, along with the beef we produce. Sharing my food story from production to plate is one of my favorite conversations. 

News from Ruth

What is your carbon footprint?

What is your carbon footprint?

Obviously, this is not what is meant by a carbon footprint.  There has been a lot of discussion lately about carbon footprints and how businesses and individuals can be more environmentally sustainable in the way they go about things.  It can be confusing to...

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Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Nuggets

Facts and nuggets of wisdom about chickens and the variety of ways they provide food for us. Chickens are raised either to provide meat (broilers) or lay eggs (layers). Broilers go from hatch to harvest in about six weeks. Wow, that’s fast! And it is all due to...

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Rhubarb Dump Cake

Rhubarb Dump Cake

CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Rhubarb Dump Cake with Pure Nebraska viewers.   Rhubarb Dump Cake 4-5 cups chopped rhubarb1/2 cup sugar1 box of yellow cake mix1 1/2 sticks of butter (melted) In a greased glass (don't use aluminum, rhubarb...

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Farming after the Flood

Farming after the Flood

It’s there somewhere, isn’t it? ... Maybe it’s gone…. We had a field there. Farmers, including my husband and I, have been asking and wondering about this or something similar since March 13, 2019. Fields that just last year produced crops, can’t be farmed. The crops...

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Ham and Cheese Sandwich Filling

Ham and Cheese Sandwich Filling

CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Ham and Cheese Sandwich Filling. Recipe Card Insert Line Below Insert Line Above Ham and Cheese Sandwich Filling Edit Delete CommonGround volunteer Ruth Ready shares her recipe for Ham and Cheese Sandwich...

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