A gentle breeze caresses a warm summer night. The sky fills with pigment-rich hues as the sun sets over the Iowa cornfield. The crack of a bat against a ball echoes through the prairie stillness.

It’s a baseball lover’s dream.

For Tim and Erin Brenneman, their Pig Pen Park is all that and more.

“It’s a backyard project that turned serious,” says Erin. “It combines our love of the game with our passion for pigs. It may not be the Field of Dreams, but it’s our family’s dream.”

The Brennemans, who are Wash­ington County Farm Bureau members, are part of the multi-generation Brenneman Pork near Wellman.

Erin Brenneman is a well-known blogger and ag advocate. An import to Iowa from...