Category: personal

From one mom to another

Do you remember that first moment you held you precious angel? That moment you were overwhelmed with love for another human being you had just met? Love so strong you would do anything for them? Even though my little girl tests my patience daily…

‘We travel not to escape life, but for life to not escape us’

*** This is a re post of a guest blog I did for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Growing our Generation*** We no longer live in a world where you can ignore the things happening around the globe. I have been blessed to have the chance…

Let them eat dirt!

As a first time mom I received lots of advice from everyone on how to keep things clean for my baby. “She dropped her pacifier on the floor, you better not give it back to her.” ” You have to sanitize everything.” “The dog…

Dear Consumer…

 In today’s world of equality where we are fighting for equal treatment and open-mindedness for all, I have a request. We asked society to be open-minded to different cultures, religions, race, sexual preference, but why can’t we be open to hearing about people’s careers…

Why do I dock my lambs’ tails?

I was in Nicaragua a few weeks ago and while on a farm I noticed that all of the sheep Pelibüey  were not docked. This made me reflect on the US sheep that I see every day in our barn. Why is it that the American…

Lessons from a duck

Fellow working mommies have said to me recently that they don’t know how I find the time to do all the things that I do, but what I find funny is everyone who said this to me I thought the exact same of them….

A Little Christmas Lamb

Who said Christmas dinner had to be ham or turkey? We had lamb raised from our farm (can’t get any more local than that)! Looking for a good dinner for your family? Try it out! Did you know 4 oz. of lamb has 27.5…

Farm Economics– Salt, Pepper and Shaker head to a new home

One of the most important things I learned growing up on the farm is that it is a way of life and thus a business (even if it is a small family farm). I think this one of the best lessons we can teach…

Different type of “Tailgating”

This time of the year means one thing to farm wives… harvest widow. For a few months every fall my husband is a tornado of work. If I do see him he is running for parts, fixing a combine, or cussing the rain. All…

Ag literacy at its finest!

I love to check out the images of the week on MSNBC.com every once in a while, and was amazed at what I found today. The amount of ag literacy in America is depressing. If anyone can get it right, I’d hope it would…

Work

Right now I feel that “work” defines me. We are finishing our basement in between business trips and work days. But through it all I am getting so much done. I have gotten several research articles out the door the last few days and…

A reminder…

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. — Arthur Ashe